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

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  1. thebiologyofleah profile image70
    thebiologyofleahposted 11 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 image76
    Little Nellposted 11 years ago

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

  3. hewzay profile image69
    hewzayposted 11 years ago

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

  4. blaeberry profile image60
    blaeberryposted 11 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 image60
    Teylinaposted 11 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 11 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 image73
    dahoglundposted 11 years ago

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

  8. JKenny profile image88
    JKennyposted 11 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 11 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 11 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.

  11. profile image0
    Emer420posted 11 years ago

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

  12. taw2012 profile image60
    taw2012posted 11 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 image75
    lburmasterposted 11 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 image81
    Diana Leeposted 11 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 11 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 image82
    ishwaryaa22posted 11 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 image82
    Eric Calderwoodposted 11 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 11 years ago

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

  19. Civil War Bob profile image60
    Civil War Bobposted 11 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 11 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 image57
    lawrence2012posted 11 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.


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