- Favorite expression of personal taste, from MissPhotographerB: "people would think I am probably a teenage girl who is a bit of a Sci-Fi nerd that is HEAVILY into photography and loves Mountain Gorillas."
- Favorite personal philosophy, from Masha: "that I appreciate books for the entirety of the book - it's beauty, content, presentation."
- Favorite general point, from Sarah: "My books are also very "loved" but I think a bookshelf full of perfect, unread books is just wrong."
After some consideration, I've decided to try participating in Booking Through Thursday, a weekly meme devoted to the asking and answering of book-related questions. Good news for all of you: You can either join Booking Through Thursday with your own blog, or answer the questions in the comments. I hope you do one or the other! Answering the questions myself is only half the fun.
This week's question was simply: Any New Year’s reading resolutions? Which, as it turns out, I do have a couple—sort of. But I have two other questions for you as well, posted by my friend Scott Fleischman on Twitter:
What is it that makes something worth reading multiple times? How would one go about writing such a work?
- Read enough books to keep Currently Reading going every week.
- Finish Bulfinch and get hold of a Burckhardt text or two.
- Keep re-reading—don't lose that joy entirely to reading new works or the internet.
So: Do you have any resolutions regarding reading this year? What makes a book re-readable to you? What do you think it takes to write something like that?