The next couple of weeks I am going to reread some of my favourite books

@Porcospino (18396)
Denmark
October 18, 2012 3:47pm CST
I usually read books that I haven't read before, but today I visited the library and I decided to borrow some books that I have already read because I would like to reread them and enjoy them one more time. Some of the books that I borrowed were the Norwegian books by Ingvar Ambjornsen. There are 3 books about the same character, actually are 4 books, but the last one hasn't been translated to Danish. The character is called Elling and the books describe his experiences. I read those books a couple of years ago, but I recently watched one of the movies that is based on the books and it inspired me to read the the books again. I would love to read the last book as well and I am thinking about buying it online since I haven't seen it in my own country. What was the last book that you reread and what inspired you to read it again? Did you ever feel inspired to reread a book because you watched a movie based on the book?
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@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
hi there porcospino. i usually re-read the books of clive cussler as he is my favorite author. i have quite a number of clive cussler books that i've collected over the years. another author that i often re-read is mario puzo. 'the godfather' is most probably the book that i've re-read the most times. other mario puzo books that i've re-read are 'the sicilian' and 'fools die'. among non-fiction books, i usually re-read 'the book of five rings', 'the 48 laws of power', and 'the art of war' (the version done by james clavel). that's about it. cheers and happy mylotting!!!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
21 Oct 12
I have seen some Clive Cussler books at the store I work at recently and I just have been wondering about him. So you would recommend his books? What genre does he do most?
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@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
hi somecowgirl. curious as to where you work... about clive cussler, most of his books are action adventure featuring dirk pitt, al girodino, and the organization NUMA. here is a link to his website, http://clive-cussler-books.com/. i have a good amount of titles from this author. i'd recommend 'raise the titanic' as well as his non-fiction books 'the sea hunters' volumes 1 and 2.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 12
Porco, usually i seldom want to reread story books. I usually would only reread lady magazine especially on the health and beauty care sections. For me, those sections won't bored me although i had reread them many times. But funny, i don't know why some of the science fiction stories seems to attract me more than the others. I felt that i am not feeling bored at all reading them even for several times. Waiting news from you again. Have a nice weekend....
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
21 Oct 12
Somethings are just that way because of the style that the writer uses. There may be a few books you've not yet discovered in other genres that you'd want to pick back up again. You mentioned science fiction and it reminded me of a book I wish I remembered the name of. It was about a man who was a time traveller, or somehow traversed through time but couldn't get back, he was stuck in a period, I believe the 1700's, and fell in love with a lady in that period. It was two genre's in one really and I enjoyed it so much I wish I could remember the title to read it again. Sorry, just wanted to step in and put my two cents in, hope you won't mind.
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
18 Oct 12
I tend to read a lot of self-help books and romance novels, so I find that I re-read both types over and over again. Some of the romance books that I have--have been made into movies, but to me, the movies are terrible and don't do the books justice at all.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
18 Oct 12
I also read many self-help and some of them I read over and over. Some cases I feel that I learn something new every time I read the book, but on the other hands there are also some self-help books that I only read once and don't plan on reading again, because I didn't find the book useful. Some movies are disappointing when you compare them to the books, that is true. I did like the movies based on the books by Ingvar Ambjornsen, but there are many differences between the books and the movies and many of things from the books aren't a part of the movies.
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
19 Oct 12
I have never heard of Ingvar Ambjornsen until now. Isn't it funny how we don't hear of certain things until someone else points it out to us? I'll have to look this person up online.
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• India
19 Oct 12
Hi friend, good to know that you are re reading a book,. it clearly shows that you are very much impressed with the book and the writer. Your articles clearly shows it well.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
24 Oct 12
Yes, I really like the books that I have decided to read again. I already know the stories, but I still enjoy reading the books one more time, because I think the stories are very nice. It is quite relaxing to read those books again. I don't have much time to read at the moment, but I like to read some chapters before I fall asleep. One of the writers is very new and it is her only book so far, but I definately look forward to reading her future books as well.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
18 Oct 12
I haven't re-read anything lately, I'm currently reading Catching Fire - and I did watch Hunger Games because I read the book. Nope, haven't re-read anything lately.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
21 Oct 12
I haven't read the Hunger Games books, but I have heard a lot of about them and I might read them one day. I usually read new books, but at the moment I reread some of the old books that I borrowed at the library, and I am enjoy for for the second or the third time.
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@kingparker (9698)
• United States
18 Oct 12
Honestly, my rule only read the books once. If I read it again, it won't be the same as the first time. I won't be enjoying it as much as the first time though. The last book I remember I borrow it from the book corner of my workplace, and I didn't really like that story though. Very stereotype, and not much fun to read the rest of the story.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
19 Oct 12
Most of the time I also prefer to read new books, because I find it more exciting to read a book where I don't know how the story ends, but there are a couple of exceptions. There are a few books that I enjoy even when I already know the story and most of the books that I borrowed at the library yesterday are books that I have read before. I still enjoyed really the stories, but it slightly different from reading them the first time. One of the stories that I borrowed is "After the hole" by Guy Burt and I must admit that book was even better the first time when I didn't know the twist in the end, but I still like the book a lot.
@marguicha (101804)
• Chile
18 Oct 12
THe last book I reread was a book that I almost know by heart. I thought that I had lent it (that typical thing that you lend a book and never comes back) but I cleaned up and there it was. It was East of Eden, by John Steinbeck. A couple of short novels I decided to reread later on were not found though. And I have no cue to who took them. Usually, movies and books don`t go together for me. In most cases, I think that books are better that the movie.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
18 Oct 12
I don't think that I have read anything by John Steinbeck, but I have heard about some of the his books. Your reponse made me think that about the quote by Anatole France: “Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.” Unfortunately many people don't return the books that they borrow. I wonder if I will ever get the books back that are missing from my bookshelves. I like to watch the movies that are based on books that I have read, but sometimes the there are so many differences between the book and the movie that it is hard to recognize the book and I get disappointed in the movie.
@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
Hello Porcospino I love reading books. Reading books will allow us to travel in many places through our imagination. We can put ourselves into the characters of the story. That makes it exciting!:) The last book that I read was "The alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. I love to reread that again but I don't have much time to do because of my hectic schedule. These days I read educational and spiritual magazines for refreshment.:) Have a great day..^_^
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
24 Oct 12
Good books are always attractive to the readers. When I find some book quite interesting to me, I will also re-read it. When I read it again, I find that I understand something more than I did the first time. Most of the books I read are related to my teaching and I find them useful. Take care.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
19 Oct 12
Yes there have been a few books that I've wanted to re-read because I saw a movie based off of it. There is a movie coming out called "Alex Cross" It's in theaters today in my area of the USA atleast, and it's based off of books by James Patterson. I was just thinking of pricing these books and purchasing them actually. Enjoy re-reading your books and I hope you can find that last one at a good price.
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