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Do you enjoy re-reading books or is once enough?

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For me, I actually do love to re-read certain books for either nostalgia or because I've forgotten specific points and would like to remember them. Sometimes, I also enjoy a re-read when I end up reading two or three books in a row that I haven't enjoyed and need a reminder why I love reading. :mrgreen:

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It definitely depends on the book but there are many books I enjoy re-reading. Often it is for the nostalgia effect, but sometimes it's because a movie of the book came out and I have to check they got it right!
There's a lot that can be missed on the first read so it can feel like a whole new book sometimes
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I also like to re-read some of my favorite books. I have read "Pride and Prejudice" more than once.
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I love to re-read books! Though, I do need to read a new book between each re-read. Otherwise, I'll wrap myself up in worlds that I already know and never get to new adventures.

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Harley-Panda wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 13:49
It definitely depends on the book but there are many books I enjoy re-reading. Often it is for the nostalgia effect, but sometimes it's because a movie of the book came out and I have to check they got it right!
There's a lot that can be missed on the first read so it can feel like a whole new book sometimes
That's a good point about re-reading a book if the movie based on the book is about to be released. I like doing that, too!

It's very true - a lot can be missing on the first read. That's what I love about re-reading - discovering things that I may not have picked up the first time around.
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gali wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 13:55
I also like to re-read some of my favorite books. I have read "Pride and Prejudice" more than once.
Nice! I have yet to read Pride and Prejudice, I should really get on that. Maybe it'll be part of my New Year's Resolution! mrgreen:
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I, also, re-read books. Lately, I haven't been doing it as much because there have been so many good books I've wanted to read one time. However, I am getting a serious hankering to re-read the Harry Potter series over again. And as @gali said, I've read (and watched) Pride & Prejudice multiple times over. :D
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Gemma_15 wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 15:27
I love to re-read books! Though, I do need to read a new book between each re-read. Otherwise, I'll wrap myself up in worlds that I already know and never get to new adventures.
That's a good point about the "danger" of constantly re-reading books - you may miss out on new and exciting adventures! Breaking re-reads with a new book sounds like a good idea. :handgestures-thumbup:
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kandscreeley wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 16:21
I, also, re-read books. Lately, I haven't been doing it as much because there have been so many good books I've wanted to read one time. However, I am getting a serious hankering to re-read the Harry Potter series over again. And as @gali said, I've read (and watched) Pride & Prejudice multiple times over. :D
I always have the hankering to re-read the Harry Potter series. I've actually re-read the first four fairly recently and thinking of beginning the fifth one after the New Year.

You enjoy Pride and Prejudice, too? Guess I should bump that one up on my TBR list. :)
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hsimone wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 16:25
kandscreeley wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 16:21
I, also, re-read books. Lately, I haven't been doing it as much because there have been so many good books I've wanted to read one time. However, I am getting a serious hankering to re-read the Harry Potter series over again. And as @gali said, I've read (and watched) Pride & Prejudice multiple times over. :D
I always have the hankering to re-read the Harry Potter series. I've actually re-read the first four fairly recently and thinking of beginning the fifth one after the New Year.

You enjoy Pride and Prejudice, too? Guess I should bump that one up on my TBR list. :)
Definitely! I saw the BBC version of it first. Then I decided I wanted to read it. It seems to be more of a chick story; I haven't seen many men that like it. You have to at least try it.
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Harley-Panda wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 13:49
It definitely depends on the book but there are many books I enjoy re-reading. Often it is for the nostalgia effect, but sometimes it's because a movie of the book came out and I have to check they got it right!
There's a lot that can be missed on the first read so it can feel like a whole new book sometimes
I re-read before the movie releases as well! It's a great way to relive the books and see what important parts were left out. But, that can also be dangerous because a lot of movies will be so far from the book's story line that I just get angry and find it hard to enjoy either for a while.

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kandscreeley wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 16:27
hsimone wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 16:25
kandscreeley wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 16:21
I, also, re-read books. Lately, I haven't been doing it as much because there have been so many good books I've wanted to read one time. However, I am getting a serious hankering to re-read the Harry Potter series over again. And as @gali said, I've read (and watched) Pride & Prejudice multiple times over. :D
I always have the hankering to re-read the Harry Potter series. I've actually re-read the first four fairly recently and thinking of beginning the fifth one after the New Year.

You enjoy Pride and Prejudice, too? Guess I should bump that one up on my TBR list. :)
Definitely! I saw the BBC version of it first. Then I decided I wanted to read it. It seems to be more of a chick story; I haven't seen many men that like it. You have to at least try it.
Chick stories are good for me. :) I will definitely give it a try!
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Gemma_15 wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 17:13
Harley-Panda wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 13:49
It definitely depends on the book but there are many books I enjoy re-reading. Often it is for the nostalgia effect, but sometimes it's because a movie of the book came out and I have to check they got it right!
There's a lot that can be missed on the first read so it can feel like a whole new book sometimes
I re-read before the movie releases as well! It's a great way to relive the books and see what important parts were left out. But, that can also be dangerous because a lot of movies will be so far from the book's story line that I just get angry and find it hard to enjoy either for a while.
Yes, that is the trouble of re-reading right before a movie release. I also find myself comparing and contrasting, then getting upset when things are changed (and sometimes for no real reason!). :doh: :)
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I think it was C.S. Lewis who said you should always re-read a favorite before starting to read something new. 😀 I took that to heart when I was little, so I'm always re-reading. Though, typically I read allot of books at the same time (like 5) so usually 2/5 are rereads that I go back to whenever the new books get too emotionally intense and I need a break, or the author reaches a dull or obviously troubled spot, and I need a break 🤣 Pride and Prejudice is so worth many re-reads! And I love re-reads for sake of fact-checking right before or right after a movie version comes out! I always gain new appreciation for the director's artistic choices when the original is fresh in my mind rather than just being sore over "what they did wrong!" It's exciting! I'm kinda new to the forums and am not sure how to reference back to post as of yet 😅

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If the book is well written I can read it over and over again. Sometimes the author is so talented at writing that it’s a joy to read even though you know how it will turn out

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