How many times have you re-read a novel??

India
January 6, 2009 7:58am CST
I have re-read several books twice or maybe three times. but i feel it sometimes very useless of that . What about you ?? How many times have you re-read a novel??
7 responses
• India
21 Feb 09
well, re read a novel yes ... Godfather... read it and re read it 2-3 times over.. but i don't really feel it gets useless.... u read a novel once.. u get an idea about it... read it the second time you start thinking about the plot or story or philosophy(what ever it is) in more and more details.. Like for example, in godfather... its not just the plot which is superb to think about but also the relations about Vito to his four children... you start thinking about what might be going around his mind if he had been a real character....... this can happen only if u read and re read a novel... but sometimes it does happen when you think i know the next line in this novel. but that's because our mind set has gone that way...at that moment. if u read the same thing on a different occasion you might think it in a different way and read the novel the second time with the same zeal and voracity....
• India
7 Jan 09
dunno sometimes i just read from it randomly happy lottin and have a nice day
• United States
6 Jan 09
I like mysteries so I usuallly don't re-read them because then I know the ending. But I do sometimes re-read Ruth Rendell's books because they are worth it!
@dodo19 (33981)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
6 Jan 09
I think that the most times that I have re-read a novel is twice. That's the most times, as far as I can remember. I certainly don't remember re-reading a novel many more times than that.
6 Jan 09
There are a few books i've re-read time and time again. I remember reading a book called 'the silver sword' at primary school and promptly went out and bought it. I've read it umpteen times since, though i believe its somewhere at my parents house at the moment. I've re-read alot of Bernard Cornwell books too. The Sharpe series or example, which i have subsequently acquired on DVD and re-watched hehe I've also read Stephen Hawking's Brief History Of Time repeatedly
• United States
6 Jan 09
Personally, if I love the book, I can't read it enough. I have a shelf in my bookcase dedicated to my "favorite reads" because I can't seem to get enough out of reading them just once. When I love a book, I love re-reading it to experience the same feeling or thoughts evoked from the plot. There are some books that provide a great escape from the stressful world that can sometimes surround me. These books I depend on for such escapes because I know they won't dissappoint me. I have some novels that I've ready up to ten times.
@diillu (5128)
6 Jan 09
I have the habit of re-watching the movies i loved and it's same way with the novels. I have the habit of re-reading them again and again. So, must of the books that I read are the ones I bought and they are always there in my book shelf so that I can read it whenever I want it. I think I have re-read a novels more than 3 times.. they would be "Jane Eyre", "Oliver twist", "Rebecca" and "Wuthering heights". These are the books which I have read more than 2 times.