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Do you re-read favorite books over the years or are you strictly a read-it-once

  1. thebiologyofleah profile image91
    thebiologyofleahposted 5 years ago

    Do you re-read favorite books over the years or are you strictly a read-it-once person?

    People have different philosophies on this question, some feel re-reading is a waste of valuable time in light of all the other books out there to read, while others re-read their favorite book once a year picking up new things each time and thinking about it in different ways. Where do you stand?

  2. Little Nell profile image71
    Little Nellposted 5 years ago

    Re-read and re-read, generally very quickly,  but I pick up new things all the time.

  3. hewzay profile image72
    hewzayposted 5 years ago

    Re-read for sure, especially if it was something that I read a long time ago.

  4. blaeberry profile image59
    blaeberryposted 5 years ago

    I like to re-read certain books, usually classics of English literature such as Dickens or Jane Austen which keep luring me back.  I love to read these during my lunch break at work and to reserve new novels to read at home.

  5. Teylina profile image61
    Teylinaposted 5 years ago

    Re-read, definitely, if it really grabs me or a rare find, etc. Try to keep my "library" around 1500 (difficult, living in apts!), and novels are out-numbered big time, but I always have about 1-200, of which I would read any one of them again and enjoy them!

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I love to reread a favorite book.  If I am feeling down, revisiting a favorite book is like visiting an old friend - man that sounds so corny but I really do feel that way.

  7. dahoglund profile image81
    dahoglundposted 5 years ago

    I mean to reread some books but I never seem to get around to it.

  8. JKenny profile image94
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    I always re-read books mostly for reference, but sometimes I like to relive certain memories associated with different books. I don't see anything wrong in doing it, after all most of us have seen our favourite films more than once.

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    oceansiderposted 5 years ago

    I've read many books over the years, and I have read them just once.
    I like to move on then, and read books I haven't yet had a chance to read.

  10. LABrashear profile image60
    LABrashearposted 5 years ago

    I love revisiting my favorite books.  I try to do it every so often.  I definitely re-read when there is going to be a movie or made for TV about one of my favs.

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    Emer420posted 5 years ago

    It depends on the book.  But I usually re-read my books a few times.

  12. taw2012 profile image60
    taw2012posted 5 years ago

    I have re-ready many books which i found interesting and which are worth re-reading. I don't have any strict read-once policy.

  13. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I have re-read my favorite books at least four times each. My absolute favorites? I read them four times a year.

  14. Diana Lee profile image83
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    I re-read favorite books so I can remember the interesting parts. I re-read my own writing projects mostly to check for error or to see if my thoughts are the same. As my memory fades easily sometimes, it's not at all a waste to re-read a good book, re-view a good movie or revisit my own words. I often notice things I didn't notice before.

  15. ackman1465 profile image60
    ackman1465posted 5 years ago

    I've re-read my favorite books several times... largely because I am such a lousy reader (for comprehension) that it takes two or more times for me to "absorb" the whole story and its details.....

  16. ishwaryaa22 profile image89
    ishwaryaa22posted 5 years ago

    I honestly admit that I re-read my certain favorite books. My favorite books are the best-selling or much acclaimed books that are often crisp, light and racy. These favorite books of mine has the kind of endearing quality that make the readers, including me keep coming back to them again.

  17. Eric Calderwood profile image85
    Eric Calderwoodposted 5 years ago

    I have some books that I've re-read many times.  Some of those I will probably even read again.  Other books I've read two or three times.  But for the majority, I read the book once, enjoy it, and that is enough.

  18. Gail Daley profile image60
    Gail Daleyposted 5 years ago

    I re-read constantly, and when I do I always discover something new.

  19. Civil War Bob profile image61
    Civil War Bobposted 5 years ago

    Definitely re-read.  I've gone through the Bible 23 times, Lord of the Rings 7, and have carried over the habit to movies: Gettysburg 37 times, Lord of the Rings 32 and the whole Firefly series and Serenity 20 times, to name a few.  There's always more to find out.

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    Chris Hughposted 5 years ago

    Reread! When a book is really good I've been known to loop back and go straight from the last page back to the first.

  21. lawrence2012 profile image55
    lawrence2012posted 5 years ago

    The only books that I have ever reread are "The Hobbit" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.  Other than that, if I ever reread a book, it's because it was so non memorable the first time that I forgot that I actually read it.