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Old 01-23-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Canada
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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.
He's an amazing writer. I am on one hand not surprised it has taken him so long to write and on the other hand I want to lock him in a room and not let him out until he finishes it.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: U.S. Pacific Northwest
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I re-read books when I feel the main character is someone I'd like, or reminds me of something I know or would like to know. Sometimes I'll like a character so much I'll go out of my usual genres to re-read the books; Lois McMaster Bujold's "space operas" featuring Miles Vorkosigan, for example. Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Recently I added Stephen Boyett's Mortality Bridge -- it's a brilliant retelling of the Greek mythic tale of Orpheus descending to Hell to win his love back, and then he puts a surprise in it. No spoilers, but it's a stunning piece of literature that lets the myth and mystery of what we'd do to win back a loved one become illuminated by the great griefs and little inconveniences that would attend such an effort--and how much more our redemption of ourselves gives us, than our faults and failures took from us. Inspiring without being explicitly denominational or spiritual.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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I re-read books when I feel the main character is someone I'd like, or reminds me of something I know or would like to know. Sometimes I'll like a character so much I'll go out of my usual genres to re-read the books; Lois McMaster Bujold's "space operas" featuring Miles Vorkosigan, for example.
Love, love all of Bujold's books. Did you know there's a new Vorkosigan book coming out this Tuesday? It's a Cordelia story! I've had it preordered since last summer lol. I also reread all of her Chalion fantasies on a regular basis.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I want to re read one of the books that I read 5 years by my favourite author Lesley Pearse .From what I remember, I really enjoyed the book. However, Since there has been so much time passed,I don't remember the characters , the settings and plot of the story. Is this normal?

Does everything come back to you when you re read the novel? Does it all feel like new after time has passed?
A good book is an old friend I will visit again and again. I have books I had as a child. My husband and son do not like rereading books.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:57 PM
 
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I re-read "This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald many times. I don't know why. Maybe because I grew with Amory Blaine?
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:47 PM
 
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That's a good reason as any!...Great to re-read FSF's books. From him you always get a nice lesson in learning about 'what's in your wallet.......as well as others...;-)...
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:53 PM
 
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And I'll put in a plug to keep re- reading Salinger and his 'Catcher in the Rye'...It's comedy and tragedy at the same time. When you laugh you can't help thinking that Holden is trying to hold himself together in a 'phony' world and 'phony' people. He sure was a serious kid!
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I reread books all the time; they're called "comfort reads". I like it, because I'm familiar with the characters and the plot so I don't have to think too hard. It's like visiting with an old friend who can read your mind.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Land of Enchantment
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I re-read books all the time. I have had to buy several copies of some of my books due to "over-reading."
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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I love Sci-Fi. I've read Heinlein's "Stranger in a strange land" and "Time enough for love" probably every two to three years. I've also re-read Orson Scott Cards Ender trilogy a number of times. As someone else posted, it's like comfort food.
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