Do you re-read books? And why?

@taface412 (3175)
United States
December 3, 2008 8:52pm CST
After you have bought a book how many of you actually ever re-read the books? I do not think I have ever been able to re-read a book. Once I remember I stopped reading a self-help book and then went back to it a year later and tried to re-read the beginning and became frustrated with it because it started to coe back to me. I do not think I could re-read a book (especially a fiction book) where I already knew the ending. How many of you re-read books?
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@katemeow (847)
• Singapore
4 Dec 08
yes, i re-read books especially ones by my favorite authors like Isabel Allende :) Even though i already know how the story goes, its nice going back at the story. Sometimes I notice more details and appreciate the book more on the second or third time :)
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@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
4 Dec 08
Yes I do the same thing. I do not re read every book I have ever read but ones that I really enjoy the story and the characters I can re read and take the journey through their lives again. I agree that when you read a second time you notice things you missed the first time. Often when you read a story you were so busy reading the story to see what happened that you miss the little things. When you read it a second time you know what happens so you linger over the story more and see things that you never noticed before.
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@allen0187 (41616)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
hi taface412. yes, i re-read books even fiction ones especially if the book is a favorite of mine. just last night, i was re-reading my favorite part in "the godfather" book that i have. usually, when i'm bored or have nothing much to do, i re-read books. i just want to relive the moment that i had during the first time i read that part so i re-read the book. other times, when i read something and there are bits and pieces that i do not understand, i re-read the book to fully grasp the whole idea of the book. happy mylotting. cheers!!!
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@allen0187 (41616)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
also, re-reading books to me, feels like talking to long lost friends after sometime of not seeing each other. sounds cheesy but that's how i really feel. so call me a cheesy legend!!! lol!
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@becnh83 (806)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
i do re-read books especially when i have no book to read and my day is boring i will my old books and read it again just to have done something....
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@kkthom3 (279)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I didn't used to re-read books because in the past I have limited myself to reading classic novels, which while fantastic works of literature aren't usually very exciting or easy to read. Lately I have moved away from the classics and have branched out into more modern novels in genres like mystery, romance, and chick lit. While these aren't necessarily the most profound things that I have ever read, they are frequently very exciting, fast reads, and funny. I love to laugh while I read. For this reason I re-read some these books because they are funny and I like to laugh. Also because they are such fast reads I tend to forget the details about what happened in the book so re-reading isn't so boring. Great discussion and happy mylotting!
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@reejane (293)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
Yes I do that especially now with Twilight Saga. I'm reading it for the second time. I wish Stephenie Meyer will start finishing Midnight Sun ;)
@qwerty19 (321)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
yup!... i read and re-read books.,.,, in library like computer books,dictionaries, biology and others that can help me in the future!... I read sometimes!.,. twice a week!....heheheheh,., coz i have my job!...
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@zeethegr8 (785)
• India
4 Dec 08
I used to read a lot of fiction and biographies when I was in 7th and 8th grade. But later on I started reading more of magazines and newspapers. I havent ever read a book again but I do read magazines and newspapers over and over again as and when required. Sometimes I take cutouts or make marking for future refernces. As far as re-reading a complete novel or book is concerned I dont think I have that much time anymore.
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• United States
4 Dec 08
Sadly there are only a few books I have re read. Because the story was so heart touch and special. Or because the tale brings back awesome memories of days that seemed to have gone by to quickly. But then of course there are the books that they were only good for a once over. But that's way it's great to have a book exchange with other people you know. Everyone gets something to read and the book does more then just collect dust.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Yes, I reread books. I have several books in my collection that I would reread depending on my mood. Some fiction books are like old friends to me. There are just those times that I would like to immerse myself again into a familiar story, and reexperience how much fun I had reading it. Sometimes there are just books that get better every rereading, like you pick up nuances that you didn't think of during your first reading. There are many reasons that would prompt me to reread a book, although I try not to do that so much, considering that my to-be-read list is a mile long, but there are just books in my collection that I cannot resist. Some of them I actually keep handy by my bedside table, and I would pick them up and once again be lost in a familiar story.
@jamie08 (430)
• United States
4 Dec 08
i went back and read a series of books over. Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. i think i read all of them about 5 times or more. To me they are just so good, everytime i read them over i find a detail that i didnt catch in the first time i read the book. I enjoy reading i can read a book many times if it holds my intrest.
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• Nigeria
4 Dec 08
yea re-reading of books is always very good but u must be intereted in a book uwant to re-read before u will be able to re-read it over and over again.. i often re-read books most especially books i need to re-read to get ponit from it... re-reading of books is good ...
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• United States
4 Dec 08
I re-read books all the time! Agatha Christie, my 'classics' (Emma, Pride&Prejudice, Jane Eyre), and my Nancy Drew books (never gave those up, the original stories that is). It is usually a year between readings though - and I always enjoy them.
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@patms1 (522)
• United States
4 Dec 08
yes. I reread many books because I really enjoy them. I have just discovered a wonderful author by the name of Marshal Karp. I love this guy. If you think Janet Evanovich (Stephen Plum) is funny you will love this guy. His characters are police office in Hollywood. Laugh out loud funny. I reread Dean Koontz and many others. Even if you know the ending its the journey to the end that counts.
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• Philippines
4 Dec 08
I do re-read books that I bought, especially if the book is my favorite, even if I already know what will happen or the ending that it got. There are times too that I re-read it because there are parts or things that I wanted to confirm if I remember it correctly when I'm having a debate or talk with my friends or family about the book just like in Harry Potter. I re-read the book as well for the favorite parts that I really like. Though, not quite often I finished the book that I re-read, I more than likely got a habit to re-read books that I particularly love.
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@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
4 Dec 08
Yes I re read books all the time if it is a really good book. In fact if I know the story then I can enjoy reading it more as I know what will happen. I know that some people only like reading when they do not know the story but I read a story because I also like the characters and I take the journey with them again. I read The Lord of The Rings trilogy many times taking that journey with the characters, watching them grow and change. There are many books that I have enjoyed reading more than once.
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• United States
4 Dec 08
I can count on one hand how many books I have re-read. The Bible, Wild At Heart (John Eldridge) and Pariah, can't remember the author, now that was one freaky book. That's why I go to the library, I don't want to buy something, read it, and then let it sit on my shelf for years.
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@molloy (136)
4 Dec 08
i like to read books and if i like them i will think about re-reading them. i only read the books again if i really enjoyed them and there have been afew i have re-read. so to answer your question yes i do re-read books but only certain ones.
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@rensal77 (116)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
Well, I do re-read books. Espceially my favorite ones. But I only do this after years of having read it. And even if halfway into the book, I get to remember what it was all about, I still feel immersed in the story. I usually keep my favorite books in a separate shelf.
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• India
4 Dec 08
Yes,I re-read the books. Sometimes I use them for my guidance. I have read all my books twice atleast. But from last year, I don't get time to even buy the books. So now I read the book only once and that even not completely. Some times I skip the pages where I know what is written over there. BTW this i a nice topic for discussion
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@puneet08 (102)
• India
4 Dec 08
Yes sometimes I reread book, it happens when I am overexcited and want to know what will happen next and do not read it very carefully. Just to understand and visualise things I reread it.I also reread an intresting book if I am getting bored and there is noting special to do.
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