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Old 01-18-2016, 01:18 AM
 
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Old 01-18-2016, 03:23 AM
 
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I have re-read and found that I may remember the basics but I feel like I discover new things too.
This^. I never fail to discover something new with each reading.


A few of my favorite re-reads:

John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath


T.Jefferson Parker
Silent Joe
California Girl
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Switzerland
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I love to re-read books, the few that are deserving (which is very personal of course - it not only requires a well-crafted story but also characters that I personally idenify with)

There are 8 to 12 books on my shelves that I have read more than 3 times, sometimes every year. These I am so familiar with that I "walk around" in them, they have created a whole world in my mind that I can retreat into. I enjoy the familiarity and know the places and characters and have a clear and detailed picture in my head.

There are probably an additional 20 or 30 books that I have read twice.
For those it is as you say, the second reading can still surprise me as I forget details of the plot and the characters.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:10 AM
 
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Old 01-18-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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I've also got a few of my old favorites that I re-read periodically - and yes, some of them many times! Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, the Outlander series, Lucifer's Hammer, Swan Song are all multiple reads over the years.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:10 PM
 
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I re-read constantly. I passionately love the books City by Clifford Simak as well as Slan and The Silkie by AE van Vogt and have probably read each book twenty times or so. I just re-read the Dresden File series by Jim Butcher and I'm going to treat myself to the Sandman Slim series again by Richard Kadrey
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:16 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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Outlander
I'm going to re-read the whole series before season 2 of the tv show starts in the spring. Then I'll probably re-read it again before the next book comes out... In the meantime, I'm re-reading Patrick Rothfuss' Kvothe books, waiting for book #3 like all of his desperate fans.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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I reread books I love, as often as I feel the urge to be back with certain old friends-- not for the plot, but the ambiance, the pleasure of knowing the characters and enjoying the author's style. But there are many books I liked the first time that I find hard to read again, and that's usually if the main "craft" lies in the plot, not the character development. I can reread a great crime or sci-fi story/series twice, but that's usually it. A third time would bore me.

As for multiple reads over the years, Dumas's Count of Monte Christo probably tops the list. 20 times, maybe? Steinbeck's East of Eden would be next with 10-12 times. Ken Grimwood's Replay probably 4 times. And many, many more 3-time rereads.
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:55 PM
 
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Rex Stout wrote over 40 books featuring the detective Nero Wolfe.

I've read them all at least three times.
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