“Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.”
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
I'm a big big big re-reader. I re-read more than I read first timers and I already do that a lot so yea... lots of books I've read more than 3 times, too many to pick from. So I raised it up to 15 times :x oh o.
Much Ado About Nothing has always been my favorite Shakespeare (when I was younger my mother gave me her beautiful 70s leatherbound collection so I've read them many times just for the pleasure of holding a leatherbound book but now they give me bad sneezes) and back in college when I had free periods on the first semester I used to go to the library and pick that up. I thought I'd randomize it with others but Much Ado was pretty much the only one never on loan (whyyyy? it's awesome, dudes) so it sorta became a tradition to read it at least a month til the end of my third year, so I know it pretty much by heart.
This book has given me great delusions that I'd find a perfect man that would banter with me as eloquently as Benedick and I'd be as cool as Beatrice.
Oh, the good years.