Have You Ever Read A Book Twice?

@AKRao24 (21212)
India
October 2, 2008 1:16am CST
I am a more or less a voracious reader and I love to read Books. I try to read New books of all possible types as far as possible. But then I read some books repeatedly and every time I read the book I find a new perspevtive in the book which I missed in the last reading. Is this possibly because of fast or aggressive style of grasping the matter quickly in haste which possibly making us to understand the thing very superficially at the first time, when we read a book. The same chapter or Topic will give you very different perceiverence when read second or third time! Some times I feel that this may be again because of our mental maturity which has resulted in to better understanding of a particular topic in details . What do you think? Do you agree with me? Your participation will be highly appreciated ! Thanks!
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I keep most of my books I buy because I love to reread them. Right now I'm reading one that I've already read twice before. To me its no different than watching a favorite movie several times. I'm a huge Nora Roberts fan and I keep alot of her books on hand.
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@Tracy_Z (48)
• China
2 Oct 08
Absolutely you are right.I used to read twice when I missed some excellent details!
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@dsharat (456)
• India
2 Oct 08
I do love reading books.I read action based,comedy and suspense thriller's books.Once I read a book I'll completely read it full devotion and concentration.So that I'll not miss any point of any situation.I never read a book for second time,because as I start reading it,my mind will be recalling the story.Then I will not feel the same thrill and I cannot read it with the same enthusiasm and interest.Yes I do agree with you that,reading for the second time will give us different ideas and different thoughts.But It makes me feel bored. Any way Have a nice day..!!!
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• Mauritius
2 Oct 08
well that happens to me too!! sometimes we are in such a hurry to complete the book and know what finally happens that we miss bits and pieces that are really worthwhile!! and then we have to re-read those parts after the first reading! But it does happen to me to re-read a book because its so good that you want to refresh your mind with it again! Scientific parts in a book really fascinates me, so I re-read them quiet often to keep them fresh in mind, not you?
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
2 Oct 08
When I have a favorite book, i usually read it twice especially when i can't rent or buy a new books. When reading the book twice, it can give you more understanding about the story you have been reading. I love reading fiction books especially when written by Sydney Shieldon and Danielle Steel.
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@uheaven (107)
• China
2 Oct 08
Ofcourse, I've read all Harry Potter many, many times - the magic just never ends! Oh, and i've read LOTR atleasr 3 times. Right now i'm reading the Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, ELdest, Brisingr) and i'm sure i'm gonna read it again when i finish it. It comes second to Harry Potter in terms of immersion in magic etc. Happy Mylotting!
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@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I'll read a book I like several times. I've read the third Harry Potter book way too many times. I also have a tendency to reread Neil Gaiman's work. I read To Kill A Mockingbird when I was 12 and hated it. I read it again when I was 15 and now it's one of my favorite books. So, yeah, I think I matured and then, well, "got" the book when I was older.
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
When I really like the book, yes, I read it more than once. Sometimes, a few months or even years after. I also do these for series. Like Harry Potter. When the film version is about to be shown, I read the book all over again to refresh my meory of what happened in the story.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
I have read a few books more than once, but not so many. I tend to read a book once and then I'm done with it. There are infrequent exceptions, of course. Tolkien was one such exception.
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@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
3 Oct 08
There are many books that I have read more than twice. Some because as I have matured I have returned to them to gain new understanding and some simply because I love them. Some are fiction some are not. Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, We the Living: Ayn Rand Marcus Arelius City of God and Confessions: St. Augustine The Hobbit and The Trilogy Just to name a few
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
I usually keep the books I like, so that I can read them over and over again. I must have read my collection of Sherlock Holmes, Ed McBain, Lawrence Sanders and horror stories more than twice. Right now, I have a lot of books unread, due to too many book sales. I can't walk out of any bookshop or sale without buying a book. And most of the time, I end up with more than one book.
• India
3 Oct 08
Normally I don't. but recently I have read a book, 'code name god' twice.
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@Ithink (10500)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I love to read and when I find one that I really enjoyed I keep it and will read it again. Then if it is a real keeper it stays. I share my books with others too, share the joy! Reading is a great past-time and a way to learn and just for entertainment in my opinion.
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• China
3 Oct 08
yes l agree with you very much ,i also love to read books ,i not only concern new books but i often read these old ones again and again ,just as what you said ,when you read a book at first time ,you may know nothing ,but when you read it again ,you will understand a little ,when you read the first time or more ,you may fully understand it meaning .
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• China
3 Oct 08
I don't think it is necessary that you read every book twice. Because that we just have a limited time and energy, so you should just read classical books twice, of course, you are right, if you read a book twice, you can understand some points better, but I think if the book is not classical, it is not worth reading.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
I'm an avid reader myself. So yep, I've read books more than once before. Like the most recent one is IT by Stephen King. That's my favorite Stephen King book, so it's really easy for me to want to read that book more than once.
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@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
2 Oct 08
once or twice maybe they were both novels "the prisoner of zenda" and "around the world in eighty days" both very interesting to me and i just read them twice after finishing them 2-3 months back while traveling and found it even more informative as i grasped many new things that i had missed in my first time.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Oct 08
hey there, if i read a book and it is very interesting i woul read it more than once otherwise i would readit once
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@GemmaR (8526)
2 Oct 08
I re-read books all the time! You often pick up on something that you didn't pick up on the first time, so I think it's very good to do this! You shouldn't read the same book for the rest of your life though, I guess you have to try new books as well, but there's nothing wrong with reading the same book twice!
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• United States
2 Oct 08
Hello, Yes I've always done that my whole life, if the book is good, then yes I have read it more than once, some many many times...as you said there is always a little something missed that you grasp the second or third reading; I Just enjoy a good book;
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