Security Blanket Books

Security Blanket BabyThere are certain books (and movies, but that's a different story), that I will read over and over again.  I know people who think that life is too short to read the same book more than once, but I find that there's a certain peace and enjoyment found in spending more time with characters you really like in an appealing imaginary world, where nothing bad ever happens for which you're not prepared.  I think of them as security blanket books and imagine Linus in my head.

It started with Ramona.  Then the Chronicles of Narnia.  By the time I'd finished high school, I'd read Pride and Prejudice nine times.  Many of Hercule Poirot's adventures I've visited more than once and Sherlock Holmes' so many times I picture myself next to Watson.  More recently, it's been books that involve a great deal of world-building on the part of the author.  After Hurricane Ike, I re-read all of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series and Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series by the light of a lantern.

Are there any other re-readers out there or should I seek (additional) bibliotherapy?

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