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1/19/12 11:04 A

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Yes, I will re-read books when a sequel may be coming out and I've not read the book which started it all in awhile or a movie is coming out based on the book. I re-read the Lord of the Rings when they came out on the big screen. I will probably re-read The Hobbit as it is coming out soon.

The Poldark saga came out recently on dvd and it has been many years since I read the Winston Graham books. I pulled those out and I am planning on re-reading those books when I have a chance this year.

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1/1/12 9:33 P

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I reread a lot of books. In a really good book, I notice new things during every read. :)

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I re-read books all the time. I re-read almost everything, mainly because I can't afford to buy new books often enough, and I prefer not to use libraries because A) I never return them on time B) I am not careful with books & it's not good when a book you don't own gets supper spilled on it because you are trying to make lasagna while reading, or it lands in the tub when you started falling asleep during your cozy soak. I know, that's horrifying behavior for a book lover!

Recently I have been re-reading my daughter's books - Gordon Korman books are just as good at 38 as they were at 10 :)


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When I was much younger and a stay-at- home mom, I reread Kathleen Woodiwiss books over and over. I loved the stories, the romance, and a feeling that everything will work out eventually. Now I find my tastes run to murder and mayhem.

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I am re-reading Sparrowhawk-Jack Frake by Edward Cline. Sparrowhawk is a series of books about the American Revolution. I am beginning the series again.
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One of my favorites is.....Where the Red Fern Grows

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3/6/11 11:27 P

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After high school I realized I needed to go back and read all of the really good literature that they assigned us, but I didn't really care about as a 17 year old. I'm so glad I did because when you're being forced to read something it definitely isn't as much fun as reading for yourself. So - yes - I am a re-reader! Two of my go to books are Lord of the Flies and Catcher in the Rye.


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I am currently rereading all the JD Robb series. I have reread several books because I love reading, & will probably continue to reread always. I also enjoy checking out new reads as well as new authors.

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Me too...

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I've read Stephen King's The Stand at least 5 times & the uncut version at least 3. And I still seem to find something a little new each time.

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8/16/09 9:33 A

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My friends who re-read a lot read a whole lot faster than I do.

I have, in my nearly 38 years, re-read a very small number of books: "The Temple of Gold" and "The Color of Light" by William Goldman, Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," Chuck Palahniuk's "Diary," Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove," Susan Kay's "Phantom," "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM.".... I am actually making my way through "Watership Down" for the second time right now.

If I read faster, I'd probably re-read more; instead I feel like my reading time is a limited resource, and I'd usually rather use it discovering something new.

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I've reread the Wrinkle in Time series uncountable times. Also, I reread Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch once every year and a half or so to remotivate myself in my creative pursuits.

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8/8/09 8:16 A

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Brian Lumley's Vamphyri! Series

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8/8/09 12:20 A

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i have reread Anne of Green Gables so many times i can't count. I just love that book

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6/25/09 9:43 A

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It is rare that I reread a book. Too Many Books, So Little Time.

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6/25/09 9:24 A

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I love re-reading books just for the simple fact that I get more laughs/cries whether it be the first, second, third etc., time around.

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I reread, or at least plan to reread, all of my books. I recently went through my collection and out of almost 1000 books I could only find 3 that I was willing to part with. Sometimes the reread is a more rewarding experience than the original read. Only once have I been left disappointed by the reread, feeling like it destroyed my original love of the book. I will go back to that book later and try again of course :)

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6/25/09 2:12 A

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I think rereading books is a rather good thing to do. The first time one reads a book, a lot can be missed. The more you reread the more you understand. Of course, I couldn't stand rereading some books, but one that I have read over and over again is Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald. I read this book for the first time for an Independent Study Unit that I had to do in grade 12. Since then I've read it a few more times, and it is now 5 years later. I really want to reread Catcher in the Rye. I remember loving it when I read it in high school, but I'm certain I would understand it differently if I read it again now. I guess the best is when you reread high school books, because its quite wonderful to see the progress you've made since then.

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6/19/09 7:27 P

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I often re-read both professionally and for pleasure. As an English teacher, I know that it is often on re-reading that I can begin to really see and analyze the structure, themes, language, and symbolism of a work. While I know most of my students don't bother, I can also usually tell who wrote his paper without looking again except to cherry-pick quotations (often picking phrases that don't make the point when better ones are available). I enjoy this analysis--the books I love are the ones that reward such rereading.

For pleasure, I also reread simply because I don't want to let go. When I was young, I would read the Lord of the Rings, finish it, pick up another book--then drop that one and go back to Tolkien and start over because I wasn't ready to leave Middle Earth yet. My boxed set silver anniversary edition is so worn that the covers have fallen off--but I still have them. And I just re-started the Hobbit to accompany my walking to Rivendell challenge.

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I've lost count of the times that i've read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier it has to be my favourite book another i've read more than once is The eye of the needle by Ken Follet and also Jackdaws by Ken Follet.

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6/12/09 9:10 P

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I reread all the time. I catch new things every time I read something. Sometimes I want a certain type of book or a certain mood. I'll reread something that I know will satisfy that craving.
If I'm reading a new book, I usually can't put it down. So when I've got things to do or need to go to bed early I'm more likely to reread something, then I can stop when I need to.

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6/12/09 7:22 P

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I reread books too. Some times I'll start a series and then lose track of the latest books. When that happens, I'll sometimes start over.

If I read a book and love it, then find out there were more before it, I'll usually start at the beginning of the series and reread the original one. Thats what happened to me with the Janet Evanovich Stepanie Plum books.

Also have read The Way We Were and Gone With the Wind too many times to count.

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6/9/09 2:15 P

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I do it all of the time. I just finished the Twilight series for the 4th time and am reading the Sookie Stackhouse books again. I love reading books again...I notice a lot more little details when i read a book again.



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I have a few that I re-read because I enjoyed the story so much (ex.: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson) and some because I rushed through them so fast I missed things. A few others I have re-read or plan to because I read them so long ago I have no recollection of what happened in the book.

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I would love to have time to reread some of my favorite books, but I'm in two book discussion groups and am usually reading two books at a time.

That said, my favorite book is "Atlas Shrugged" and I've almost torn the pages from the binding. I will get to reread it again.

Also, my f2f book group read "People of the Book" in March. My online group is going to discuss it in July. So, in a way, I'm getting to reread a book that was fascinating to me.

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I just reread a few books by one of my favorite authors - I often reread books because of how they make me re-examine my life and actions. It's a time for contemplation and thought for me.

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yes, I reread. Often though, I find I'm rereading classics from high school and college---just good books I liked.

I recently reread Hawks Nest by Herbert Skidmore. It's a fictionalized account about the worst industrial accident in America--the building of the Hawks Nest tunnel for a hydroelectric plant in WV in the 1930s. Sad history of what occurred then.

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Yes, I am a re-reader! There are some books I have read many times. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one that I have read countless times and I always notice something different about it every single time I read it. I have several on the shelf right now that I would love to re-read if only I had the time.

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I am one of the "adults" that loved Harry Potter books.adn the Chronicles of Narnia, Secret Garden is great read. I have not read Lord of the Rings although I bought them and I know my "adult" children still have them and will loan them to me if I promise to return them. They are as crazy for books as me.

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Maybe reading the "teenage" stuff is what helps keep us young. I know several "adults" who have read and loved the Harry Potter series. Just because it's geared to a younger audience, there's nothing saying us grown ups are left out. I love Lord of the Rings and Tolkein wrote it for his children. The Chronicles of Narnia are for kids too but that doesn't stop me from loving Pan and all of the other characters. I recently read Wind in the Willows for the first time and loved it and the Secret Garden will always be my Mom's favorite. Defiantly a keeper on the book shelf. I'll have to keep an eye for the Twilight series, love a good vampire story.

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6/7/09 3:26 P

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I love to go back and re-read my favorites when I get the chance. It *is* like visiting an old friend again. :)

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6/7/09 1:22 P

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I love this thought! "like a conversation with an old friend" That's how I experience some books too. The other day a friend said as a challenge, "Ever read anything by Wilkie Collins?" and I immediately said "the Lady in White" and realized, wow, I guess I've read a lot of stuff, but really like the era of the 1750's to 1850's or there abouts. Love the romance, I guess.

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emoticon This is a little crazy...I'm no teenager, but I read the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyers, then turned right around and am reading it again! I know, I need to get a life, but have just enjoyed it so much! I can truthfully say this is the first time I've ever done this with fiction.

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The only time I reread a book is if I didn't catch on that I already read it. emoticon Then about half way through or so, I get this deja vu feeling and realize I already know the plot and the ending. Must be those old brain cells misfiring.

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6/6/09 4:07 P

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Yes, there are several series the I love to re-read. The Lord of the Rings, Xanth series, Brian Lumley, and many more.

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6/2/09 9:59 A

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Never! There are too many good books waiting for me out there to reread!

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If I actually buy a book it's usually a hardcover and there is a pretty good chance I'm going to read it more than once. When I do buy a paperback, which is rare, I always pass it along to someone else who will read it. I know there are a lot of new books coming out, but so much of it is fluff that I don't care to read it again. However, i do have my favorites and those I will buy a hardcover so that I can read over, and over, and over.

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I reread book often. Sometimes in discussing the book with as friend or hearing an interview with the author on NPR I reread to see the new twist or different emphasis that was discussed. I especially love to reread poetry. I think so much of what is seen in poetry depends on life circumstances. Some of the angry poetry of Charles Bukowski or Henry Rollins seems much less angry when read from a different maturity. Poetry is also an old friend that changes as I change.

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Many of you express the same things I feel with books. Books are like old friends and you may not see them all the time but love to get together. Re-Read of course and you do find a new thought. I love to re-read and see if I read a different view of story or characters. Interesting how books and stories change with where you are in your life.

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Oh, the Phantom Tollbooth is definitely on my many-times-over re-read list! I can't wait until my toddler is old enough for it as a read-aloud book.

I re-read a lot of books and almost always get something more out of them. I've read all the Harry Potters multiple times, often right before a new one came out. I have comfort books like comfort food. I can always re-read Pride and Prejudice. If I'm really tired or stressed, but want to read, I pick it up and open it at random. It's like picking up a conversation with friends.

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I too reread books. Sometimes it is to go back to any old favorite. I can't tell you how many times I have read The Phantom tollbooth. Sometimes it is because I have started a book and forgotten I have read it. But mostly it is like going back to an old friend and knowing you will enjoy it. Similar to watching reruns. Sometimes I look at all the books I haven't yet read but there is something comforting about a book that you already know you are going to enjoy!

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I used to re-read books more often then I do now. I agree that there are so many good books out there, it's hard to find time to re-read. Plus, since I'm a Children's/YA Librarian I like to read what the kids are reading too. However, I do have some favorites and if I find myself without something new to read I will pick up an old favorite.

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For me, re-reading a favorite book is like visiting an old friend and remembering adventures we've had together. I have a hard time getting rid of books sometimes but there are certain ones that I'll replace if the unforseen happens.

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I love rereading books. Sometimes, I could be just watching TV and I remember a part in a book that I love, look for it and start reading that book again. I am accustom of reading a book from middle to end and start from the beginning and read to the end. Its weird I know, but i just love doing that.

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I have reread some books, but usually don't unless it is really good.

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I reread favorites periodically but need to cull my stacks soon cause we are moving in a month or so. Still, there are just some books you just need to hang onto and those are the ones I'm likely to reread.

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I love re-reading my favorites. I catch new stuff every time around, and I can look forward to my favorite parts!

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I love re-reading a great book. I catch things the second time around the I missed on my first read!

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I often re-read books that I love---the classics. Jane Austen, Tolkien. I have re-read the Potter series several times.

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I re-read some things. I usually wait a couple of years between readings, unless it's one of my "comfort books" like Gone Away Lake or The Snow Ghosts. Even if I remember whodunnit or how it ends, I like to re-immerse myself in the atmosphere of the book (like Wuthering Heights).

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Gina, I do re-read books very often. SOme of them I have already read more than 50 times. Insane? Maybe, but I just love it.

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All of my books get read and re-read...why have something in my home which doesn't give me joy and pleasure? Some of them have even been 'loved' to death and I've had to replace them because of pages falling out and split bindings.

I don't buy books unless I'm pretty sure they're something I will read and re-read. I consider it money well invested.

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I like to keep all of my books, because i never know what I'm going to want to re-read :)

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I often reread books every few years. Books that I find very well written or whose themes speak to me I reread every 3-4 years. I find I always discover new ideas, themes, insights I didn't see the first time.

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I re-read all the time. I compare to watching a movie you really like over and over and enjoying being able to quote things from it (except I personally think with books it is better).

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I re-read books often. I have many that are like old friends and I pick them up when I want to read but I don't really want to put much concentration into what I am reading. I save my "new" books for when I am alert and ready to tackle something new.

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I usually only re-read books that I haven't read for 5-10 years. For example I read Catcher in the Rye once in my teens, once in my twenties and once in my thrities. I got something different from it each time I read it.

I don't keep many books. I usually read them then pass them on to someone I think will enjoy them. I also borrow from the library often.

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There are a few books that I love and will reread occasionally, but I don't usually because my bookshelves are crammed full of books waiting to be read.

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I do reread books, although I feel guilty for doing so. My TBR pile is so very large that I feel like I should be reading only new stuff, instead of something I've already read!

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I used to re-read books all the time. Now, it's hard just to stay current because new books come out so quickly. There are still some that I keep and glance through.

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Yes, I re-read books, especially those books I consider my favorites. Lately I have been reading many newer books, so I can't wait to get caught on those and get back to some of those classics.

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What the heck is HBP?

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I re-read books that are made into movies. Especially, those books that I really enjoyed. I'm rereading HBP now. And when I need a good laugh, I'll re-read something from the Stephanie Plumb Series.

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I used to re-read a ton, mostly because I had favorite series and would reread the whole thing when a new one would come out (and I had several of those). Also, I was very hesitant to try new authors but I loved to read so I would reread those I loved over and over and over again. When I started homeschooling, I also started branching out a lot in what I read. Now I rarely reread a book unless it's because one of the kids is studying it and then I want to refresh my memory and stay on track with where they are. I know my oldest also rereads a TON and since he's reading I think it's still a good thing but I also try to encourage him to branch out a bit as well.

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Even though my TBR pile is huge, there are still books that I will re-read.

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"So Many Books, So Little Time"............that's why I don't re-read books. I have so many that I want to read that I don't have time to read something that I have already read.

If I was to re-read a book, the only one I would consider is Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow. That was one of the most awesome books I've ever read.

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I have spent 25% of my life reading but very seldom read a book twice.If I do it's 2 or 3 years later I seldom watch a movie twice either.Notable exceptions are the Bucket List,Mallory and Me.Gone with the Wind and Pearl Harbor.Most of the classics I've read several times but as I said years apart.Everyone is diffirent.I had total recall as a child and young adult but now that I'm older I forget some things. emoticon

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I re-read books all the time. Series are my favorites, there is always something I pick up the next time around!

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I re-read books all the time. It is like catching up with old friends.

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I frequently re-read favorite books - I fall in love with a story or a series of characters and don't want our interaction to end. It doesn't matter that I know the end. (I usually read the first couple of chapters and the last couple of chapters to determine if I want to read the book at all - Do I like the characters enough to see how they get from the start to the end) so I makes not different that I've read the entire book before.

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I do re-read books, specially if I am not feeling well and I want comfort of an old friend. Series that I love need to be re-read when a new one comes out. Now that I do audiobooks it is easier to re-read than it use to be.

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I re-read books that I love. I re-read books if I'm going to see the movie and it's been awhile since I've read the book. I often re-read books in a series when a new book is out.

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I have an entire library of books that I read over and over again. It's nice to go back and visit the classics, especially ones that you loved as a child, and fall in love all over again:-) You are definitely not weird for doing it!

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Absolutely!!!You can always find something new you didn't notice the first time you read it...I watch good movies more than once...

I think re-reading books is a strong indicator that a person is a good reader. ('m a librarian and a teacher). I have favorites I read over and over.

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I have reread many different books. If I enjoyed them the first time that much I usually enjoy the second time too. Plus you catch different things the second time.

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I rarely reread books but my dh does all the time. Not sure what that means!!

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I've done that a couple of times. Every once in a while, I will pick up the book again because I want to read it another time, and remind myself how good it was.

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