What books hold up so well to re-reading that it makes you suspect they were engineered that way? Are there examples of books that seem to be MUCH better on second reading? What kind of things did the author do to achieve that?
Do you lend your tools? Or books? If so, what tricks do you use to get them back? [more inside]
My high school daughter has been assigned some odd books for her English class. Decent books, but not heavyweights. Thinking back it was the same when I was in high school: weird selections: Silas Marner, Invisible Man, Scarlet Letter. So I was wondering: what would be some great books to read in a high school English class?
Great annotated books: I've recently enjoyed Ian Stewart's annotated FLATLAND, Philip Van Doren Stern's annotated WALDEN, Micheal Hearn's annotated WIZARD OF OZ, and the legendary Martin Gardner's annotated ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Now I want more. What are some other great annotated books?
What store in the Bay Area has the best selection of graphic novels? I've done the Borders thing.