Re-reading books? Do you do it? How often?

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Re-reading books? Do you do it? How often?

Post by PluviophileReader » 16 May 2014, 12:37

I have a few reader friends who re-read a lot of books and they're usually favorites. For example, I know some Harry Potter fans will re-read the whole series every single year! I just don't get this habit. Don't get me wrong, there are some books I would like to re-visit but I just feel that there are so many other new and awesome books out there for me to spend my time re-reading something. What do you think?

For those that do re-read, how often do you do it? Do you have any rituals?
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Post by emilyxwebster1 » 16 May 2014, 12:40

I find it so hard to re-read a book because I've always got a pile of books that is constantly getting bigger and I'm dying to read them all!

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Post by gydavis 17 » 16 May 2014, 13:19

I've never reread a book, I just can't do it.

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Post by Little House » 16 May 2014, 14:01

When I was a child/teenager I re-read a lot of books. I didn't have money to buy many books and my parents didn't take me to the library very often. My mom might protest that statement, so let's just say that it was not often enough to keep me in fresh books. During that time I practically memorized a lot of books. Now that I am (much) older I find that I often forget the finer details of many books, so I will reread the best ones.

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Post by PluviophileReader » 16 May 2014, 14:07

Little House wrote:When I was a child/teenager I re-read a lot of books. I didn't have money to buy many books and my parents didn't take me to the library very often. My mom might protest that statement, so let's just say that it was not often enough to keep me in fresh books. During that time I practically memorized a lot of books. Now that I am (much) older I find that I often forget the finer details of many books, so I will reread the best ones.


I think that's my biggest regret with not re-reading books, is that I too, forget the little details. I often remember how a book made me feel or the general impression that it made on me but if the book wasn't astounding and I didn't write a review about it, I often just forget the details.
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Post by Sarah1 » 16 May 2014, 15:45

I only reread a few that are my absolute favorites. I have reread the Twilight series twice but haven't had the desire in a long time. I jsut read a series called Touchstone that I will absolutely read again but probably not for a couple years. Probably my all time favorite that I have read about four times is The Persian Pickle Club. An obscure little book to my knowledge but I loved it!!
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Post by Aussie-reader » 16 May 2014, 19:58

Very rarely.

Only a couple of books I have re read in full.
Several others I go back and read snippets of.

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Post by CrescentMoon » 16 May 2014, 22:20

I usually don't like to re-read most books unless they are my absolute favorites. The only ones I have re-read multiple times are classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, and East of Eden, and the entire Harry Potter series. I really like re-reading Harry Potter because there are so many details in previous books that are explained in later books, and it's only possible to pick up on them by re-reading. Other than that, I don't enjoy re-reading books in general.

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Post by nikki_p » 17 May 2014, 01:07

I only like to reread Harry Potter. Whenever I finish a book that I absolutely love, I tell myself "wow, I'll definitely reread this sometime, it was so good!" But it never happens. I don't know what it is about Harry Potter though, I just love that HP haha.

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Post by shayna » 17 May 2014, 12:02

I typically don't unless I have nothing to read. Right now, I went on a spree at my $1 book store, and have about 40 classics to get through.

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Post by MrsAmyM » 17 May 2014, 15:35

I will reread certain favorites. But it has to be a least a year from my last time.

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Post by [nette] » 17 May 2014, 15:35

I only re-read the books that I remember what they were about, but the book is no longer fresh in my memory. I find it hard on myself when I already know what is going on in the book. I feel like there is really no point; but when i remember reading the book, but don't really remember anything significant going on, then I will chance re-reading the book again, but that is highly unlikely.

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Post by Wolfsbane Creations » 26 May 2014, 09:31

Very Often for the books I love

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Post by readinginreview4 » 27 May 2014, 10:45

I've reread a few books. There's one that I read all the time and I never get tired of: impulse by Ellen Hopkins

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Post by Kinza Sheikh » 27 May 2014, 10:56

Only when I read it soo fast the first time, that I forget necessary details. And while reading second time, I tend to read 1-3 chapters per day. Than I get bored and turn to a new and exciting book.
So now, I have started to take extensive notes on my current reading list. So when I want to turn back to something, I will just have to look at my notes, not the whole book.

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