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Community Pulse - January 13, 2023


Is there a particular book you enjoy reading over and over again?

Around Town

Shain Wasser


My favorite book is "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker, a neuroscientist at Stanford. It's all about how sleep happens, sleep's major health and psychological benefits, and the best ways to get better sleep. It's a fascinating read no matter how many times I pick it up. I highly recommend it.

Marc Cicchetto


Absolutely. In the early '70s I found a book that's set in Japan during the 1600s. It's about a boy who wants to become the greatest swordsman ever, and he travels from mountain to mountain and town to town mastering his craft. I've read it about 11 times and listened to it as an audio book too. With each read I find portions of the story that I don't recall well, so it's like finding a great new book all over again.

Neb Fixico


There is a book called "The Crow Girl" that I enjoy reading over and over again. It's a Swedish crime novel that is very suspenseful, realistic and intense no matter how many times I read it. And whenever I reread it, I always pick up on something new that I didn't catch during my earlier reads.

Jonathan Roslund


I can and do read "The Great Gatsby" over and over again. I really appreciate the author's writing style, his command of the English language, and the ambiguous themes. It's very much a great American novel.

Erin Brown and Vida


I generally don't reread books, but there is a collection of short stories by Manuel Gonzales, called "The Miniature Wife and Other Stories". Each story is very quirky and whimsical, so I enjoy revisiting them all when I need a quick mood adjustment.

-- Compiled by Nancy and Jeff Lewis


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