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Question: Do you re-read books numerous times?

Yes   7 (63%)
No   1 (9%)
Rarely   1 (9%)
Often   2 (18%)
    
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« on: April 03, 2010, 12:15:58 pm »
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I've been re-reading a lot lately - revisiting old favourites in terms of books.  I know people, though, who never go back and read a book again, if they read it once. 

I'm interested to see what people on here do - do you re-read books, or not?  If you re-read, do you think you notice something new everytime you go back to the story?  If not, why not?
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 12:53:45 pm »
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I picked rarely as havent had the time to re-read books while traveling. Though I have read LOTR and The Lovely Bones again within the past year. I notice more on second readings esp LOTR
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 08:03:31 am »
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I think I re-read so much because I have a terrible memory - sometimes, I read a book and within the next week I can't remember anything about it.  It's only after I re-read it three or four times that I can really remember what happens and what I liked about it.  Plus some books just comfort me, and when I'm feeling down it helps to read them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 06:48:40 pm »
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I re-read if I have nothing else to read Or to refresh my memory.
The only book I have rad numerous of times is Anne Frank: Diary Of A Young Girl I just love her writing. It never gets old.

R.I.P Anne
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 12:16:35 am »
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^^  I watched a movie about her once. It was a really sad story...

I re-read sometimes if I really like the book. Right now, I'm re-reading the LOTR trilogy, because I've only read it once, and I'm crazy about LOTR. I've also read the Narnia books quite a few times when I was younger.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 07:19:25 pm »
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I'm thinking of re-reading Dragon Rider for the fourth time.

I happen to re-read quite a bit.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 08:04:48 pm »
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I regularly re-read.  I'm not sure why...? 

Perhaps it's the comforting familiarity of a well-known story.  Revisiting beloved characters almost seems like being in the arms of good friends or family members who you haven't seen for a while.

Books I've read MANY times over the years include To Kill a Mockingbird... Lord of the Rings... The Great Gatsby... The H.P. series, as well as many lesser-known "young adult" novels that are like warm milk to me. 

As you can see, nothing TOO dark, depressing or intellectually challenging... although these books certainly do have their sad moments.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2010, 10:05:47 am »
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I'm re-reading Eclipse in the Twilight Saga
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 12:21:12 pm »
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Now that I think of it I realize I've never re-read a book... I always prefer going for something new.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 01:50:10 am »
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I'm re-reading a series called "The Wormling" with my mom, because I wanted her to read them, and I loved them so much. They're like my second favorite, right below LOTR. Although they are below my reading level... but hey, my mom loves them! lol
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 11:50:44 am »
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I don't understand people who don't re-read.

I am currently re-reading 'Moab is my Washpot.
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 12:25:19 am »
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I re-read books at certain times of the year. There are certain pieces of literature that I associate with periods of the year or my life. For example, I have books that I read at the start of summer - it's not a certain season for me until I have read a particular book. I always associate poetry with autumn (I will re-read e. e. cummings poems starting in October).


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I re-read if I have nothing else to read Or to refresh my memory.
The only book I have rad numerous of times is Anne Frank: Diary Of A Young Girl I just love her writing. It never gets old.

R.I.P Anne
I actually always read her diary in the winter. I went to Amsterdam several years ago and saw her actual house. I bought a copy of her journal there as well as some of her short stories! I think I always read her diary in the winter because I went to Amsterdam in the winter.

And in general, I can always (no matter the time of the year) read The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things; I highly recommend that book!
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