rudyblues: No Bubba, they’re not sadists. Some books impact people so much that they read them again. It’s not all that unusual.
Bubba: Well it sure as hell is where I come from! Only thing I read twice is my lottery ticket, wanna make sure I’m not a millionaire. Swimmin’ pools, movie stars.
rudyblues: So do you read at all Bubba?
Bubba: Yeah, I read plenty, rudyblues. Whenever the Cabela’s catalog comes in the mail I read it cover to cover. And I read the Burpee Seed catalog. And Playboy, I read that!
rudyblues: But aren’t you just looking at the pictures?
Bubba: That’s readin’, ain’t it? I look at the prices in the catalogs, too.
rudyblues: You know, if you read more you might enjoy it more. Who knows, you might even find a book that you’d like to read again.
Bubba: I’ve done all the readin’ I need to, rudyblues. I’m a high school graduate, after all.
rudyblues: Yeah readin’, and writin’, and ‘rithmatic. First grade must have been the hardest three years of your life. You’re a regular Rhodes Scholar.
Bubba: You betcha, I know all the roads between here and Bugtussle.
rudyblues: Yeah, I’ll bet you do.
Bubba: Well Mr. Smartypants rudyblues, did you ever read a book twice?
rudyblues: Well, yes, I have.
Bubba: Well what books have you read twice? Maybe I’ll try one of them.
rudyblues: You could start with “Call of the Wild” by Jack London. I read that a couple of times when I was a kid.
Bubba: Well maybe I will. Hey, does the phone book count? I’ve read that a bunch of times!