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Findings is my weekly round-up of art, books, textiles, stitching and other creative things I find while wandering the web. Here are this week’s links:

Some people never re-read a book. It’s just once and done. But, I fall into the “love to re-read old favorites” camp. Here are a few books I can–and have–read multiple times:

  1. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I’ve read David Copperfield at least 3 or 4 times. It’s one of my all-time favorite novels, and I just realized it’s been over 10 years since I last read it. Time to pick it up again!
  2. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. These books are a comfort read for me. I could list a whole slew of favorite children’s books here, but Harry Potter, Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White and Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy are the main books I could read over and over and over.
  3. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I’ve read The Artist’s Way at least 3 times. Whenever I feel disconnected from my creativity, I pick this book up again. It helps every time.
  4. The Inn at the Edge of the World by Alice Thomas Ellis. I could put just about any book by Ellis on this list, but The Inn at the Edge of the World is a wonderful, strange and magical novel.
  5. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Again, I’m cheating by counting 4 books as one entity, but I love these stories and never tire of re-reading them.

Do you re-read books? Which books can you read again and again?

Video of the Week

This teenager created a 175-step Rube Goldberg machine in his parents’ garage that retrieves a can of soda. Science and creativity for the win.

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