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Old 03-06-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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What books have you read more than once?

How often do you read them?

Up until now I have not read anything a second time, but two of the books I plan to read again are To Kill a Mockingbird and Gone With the Wind.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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I've read Unintended Consiquences by John Ross, twice. The last time was just recently. Sometimes I wish I would have taken notes. But, if you are familar with this book, that statement makes me look like a weirdo who doesn't like the goverenment. It's the only book I've read twice, and it has over 800 pages.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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The Jungle and Angela's Ashes come to mind.........
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Wrangell, AK
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There are several books that I go back and re-read. To me, they're like old friends who I don't see very often but just think the world of. And, like old friends, they sometimes surprise me...either I read them from different perspectives or I notice an idea or thought that I missed before. Some of my favorites to revisit are:
Little Women
Atlas Shrugged
The Stand
any of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover books, particularly the ones about the Renunciates (kind of feminist/amazon warrior women in a male dominated society)



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Old 03-07-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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So far, only "The Red Tent". It had been years since I read it and it's one of my favorites so I decided to read it again. I plan on reading the last few Harry Potter books again because I realized when I'd watched the last movie, I'd forgotten a bunch stuff.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Originally Posted by anitajas View Post
What books have you read more than once?

How often do you read them?

Up until now I have not read anything a second time, but two of the books I plan to read again are To Kill a Mockingbird and Gone With the Wind.
Just about every book in my bookcase (except for the newest acquisitions) have been read by me at least twice, some of them several times. Not having a library close enough to walk to and not being able to afford to just run out and buy whatever book I want, when ever I want has almost forced me into being a "rereader", though I must admit to having been a "rereader" most of my life any way. Rereading favorite books is like revisiting with old friends.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: In Exile
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Reading Lolita in Tehran
Occassions for Loving
Poisonwood Bible
All the President's Men
Clear and Present Danger
Grapes of Wrath
The Haj
The Handmaids Tale
Leap of Faith
Gun,Germs and Steel
The Iceman Cometh
A Mid-Summer Night's Dream
Othello
Godot
Yertle the Turtle
and a never ending list of favorites
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I think Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is the only book I've read twice.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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The Clan of the Cave Bear and the rest of that series. It is so long between books that I like to go back and reread the one before the new one.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in TN
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I think I've read at least half the books I own twice, and that's no small number.
I must read at night, every night, and if there is nothing new to hand I'll read something old, even if I've read it several times before. Some of my favorites have probably been read half a dozen times over the years.
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