Did you ever re-read books that you enjoyed as a teenager?

@Porcospino (19557)
Denmark
June 19, 2018 8:43am CST
I have re-read some of my favourite books from that time and I usually experience one of these things: 1) I loved the book as a teenager and I still love it 2) I get disappointed. I find the book less interesting or less original than I did in the past 3) I enjoy the book even more as an adult. I missed the irony, the symbolism etc the first time I read the book and when I re-read it I discover that the book is more complex than I thought in the past I remember a short story that I re-read. I don't remember the name or the author, but it is a Danish story about a man who commited suicide. People tried to talk him out of it, but he did it anyway. I remembered it as a very sad story, but when I re-read it I discovered that there was a very ironic tone in the story. I totally missed that the first time. It is the same story, but I got a really impression of it when I read it the second time. Did you re-read any of your favourite books from the past? Did you enjoy them more or less the second time you read them? Why?
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@Jessabuma (33128)
• Baguio, Philippines
19 Jun
Yes I do. I still have my books "the little mermaid, snow white, the sleeping beauty and etc.. I still read them even though I read them already.
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@avi256 (4432)
• Pune, India
19 Jun
Have you read the book " The Last Leaf"
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@Jessabuma (33128)
• Baguio, Philippines
19 Jun
@avi256 not yet. Is it a good book to read?
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
19 Jun
It is nice that you still have the books. I used to love those stories, but I don't have the books anymore. "The sleeping beauty" was one of my favourite stories.
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@JohnRoberts (66942)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Jun
I never reread books. There is always one I have never read before.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
19 Jun
I understand what you mean. I have a long list of new books that I want to read, but I have also re-read some of my favourite books.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Jun
I have read Thrice upon a time three times in my lifetime. There is also a book that reread three times. That book is after eden.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
27 Jun
I don't think that I know those books. Who are the authors?
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Jun
@Porcospino Thrice upon a time is written by James P. Hogan and After eden is by Arnold Arre. Another book I enjoyed is battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Hunger games is a knock off of battle royale.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
27 Jun
@CaptAlbertWhisker I have heard of Battle Royale. I wanted to read it, but our local libraries don't have it, so I will probably have to find it in an internet shop. Of course the local libraries have lots of copies of Hunger games, but I have heard that Battle Royale is better, so I want to read that one as well. Have you read both?
@LadyDuck (187725)
• Switzerland
19 Jun
I love books and I have not enough time even to read the new books that I buy. I do not re-read books.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
19 Jun
I also love books. I have books in the my book shelves that I haven't read yet, but I plan on reading them one day. l re-read some books. The other books I give to charity when I have read them once.
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@LadyDuck (187725)
• Switzerland
20 Jun
@Porcospino I usually keep all my books, because sometimes I just check a page if I remember that I read something interesting.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
20 Jun
@LadyDuck It is nice that you are able to keep your books. If I kept all of my books my husband wouldn't be happy, because we would run out of space in the living room
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@saritflor (4131)
• Israel
19 Jun
Yes, because now as grown human being I might have other perceptions of things that didn't get to my mind on the first reading at younger age.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
19 Jun
I have experienced the same thing. It is interesting to read some of those books again. When we are older,we are able to see them in a different perspective. Do you have a favourite book that you read when you were younger?
@saritflor (4131)
• Israel
20 Jun
@Porcospino yes, it's written in Hebrew and called "Tammie's days", about girl that was going trough struggles in life and later on she herself became a mentor for younger kids who are in same situation as she was in the past. great one.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
20 Jun
@saritflor It sounds like an interesting story.
@cherigucchi (4908)
• Philippines
20 Jun
I have not done that yet. I wish I could but I just could not find the time.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
20 Jun
Yes, it can be hard to find time for that.I think it is interesting to re-read favourite books from the past because sometimes you see them in a different perspective when you are older.
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• Philippines
23 Jun
@Porcospino That is true. That only means that you get more mature and more comprehensive.
@JESSY3236 (7760)
• United States
19 Jun
I only re-read one book, but it was a book I read when I was adult, not a kid. I had to re-read it because I couldn't remember most of it.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
19 Jun
Did you enjoy it the second time you read it?
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@JESSY3236 (7760)
• United States
22 Jun
@Porcospino yeah I did because it made more sense because the first time I read it I hadn't read the first three books in the series. This second time I had.
@RodrickH (13604)
• China
19 Jun
Yes, if that is a really good book I would re-read it all over again
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
19 Jun
Me too. Sometimes I read my favourite books again. Which books do you like?
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@RodrickH (13604)
• China
20 Jun
@Porcospino Some books related to teaching
@Shavkat (66825)
• Philippines
19 Jun
I wish I can, my friend. I have them in my box. If I have the chance, I will read them.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
19 Jun
I hope you'll get the chance to read them one day. I don't have my old books anymore, but I would like to buy a copy of some of them if I find them. When I want to re-read old books I borrow them at the library.
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@Shavkat (66825)
• Philippines
20 Jun
@Porcospino That's nice. In our city library, we are not allowed to bring books home. That's the reason why I am starting to collect them.
• Peoria, Arizona
19 Jun
Yes I have and I am still happy as I was when I first read them. Maybe I just found good authors that don't age.
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@Porcospino (19557)
• Denmark
19 Jun
I also experience that sometimes. I some of the Danish books that I love are actually YA books, but I still enjoy them. Some of the books that I read as a teenager scared me at that time for instanse the stories by Roald Dahl, but today I enjoy them. Which genre do you read?