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Long Overdue…

I just joined the many (well, at the time there were three of us, and no one else really seems to have jumped on the bandwagon) commenters adding quotes about writing what you know to Charlie's post about whether or not you should write what you know.


I pulled mine from Austin Kleon's Steal Like an Artist and, in doing so, reminded myself that I'm long overdue for a re-read of this gem. I'm in a kinda sorta completely different place artistically from where I was when I last read it, and I still get all warm and fuzzy when I open it up and remember that at the book signing, Austin crossed out his original dedication to write one for me (Okay, just "For Tony" but still, that's pretty cool, and something I'm totally going to do if I ever write and publish something and wind up going places and signing things…).

I'm not much of a re-reader. I reread Dune recently, and it was just as good as I remember it, and I periodically re-read The Sparrow (which is another one that's long overdue to be reread, but I couldn't tell you who has my family's copy of it). Comics are a different story; rare is the November 5th that passes without me rereading V for Vendetta, and I reread the Sandman series pretty regularly. For the most part, though, I've got too many things sitting around that I haven't read for the first time.

How about you lot? Are you guys big re-readers poring over the pages of favorite tomes over and over again? Or do you tend to read something once and then move on?


Most importantly, what are you just dying to reread? For the how many-th time? Hoping to get something new out of it, or just to get comfortably curled up with an old friend for a few hours?

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