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Old 07-09-2016, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Tolkien, Rowling, Harper Lee, Stiegg Larssen, Cory Doctorow, Margaret Mitchell, Larry MacMurtry. and other authors write books I'll read again.
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I do. Some of my favorites are Rowling (a classic), Evanovich, Gaiman and Fitzgerald. Unfortunately, life has been pretty busy these past few days thus I can't seem to find time to reread their wonderful works.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:14 PM
 
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I don't. I figure with the amount of limited time I've got, why read something I've already read when in that same time I could read something I haven't read, but want to read? So ya, I never re-read anything.
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:02 AM
 
Location: East Side
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I have a couple of books I love going back and rereading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Shadow Of The Moon by MM Kaye. If it's an ebook I usually read it once but hard copies of books I have more of a tendency to retread.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:13 AM
 
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I don't. I figure with the amount of limited time I've got, why read something I've already read when in that same time I could read something I haven't read, but want to read? So ya, I never re-read anything.
I don't either. Like you. I have so many I want to read, and I worry about not being able to read all of them. I can go to many different "happy places", and I want to go to more. I'm greedy that way.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:18 AM
 
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I re-read Nancy Drew. Some books that I have re-read were a great disappointment, and they were once my favorite books.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Yes.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I reread I Claudius a few times. Parts of War and Peace. Otherwise no. Have reread numerous memoirs and works of history.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Many, many, many times with many different books.

Many.

I read about 5-7 books a week, so it doesn't impede my ability to read new books.

Sometimes I reread bc there aren't any other books I want to read.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Why wouldn't I reread a particularly enjoyable novel?

I reread them for the same reasons that I listen to songs that I've already heard. For the same reasons that I might go to a restaurant and have a medium-rare ribeye or kung pao chicken or pasta primavera - even though I've had all those dishes before. For the same reasons that I've seen The Seventh Seal and Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now and Fargo all more than once and that I very likely will watch each of them at least one more time in my life. For the same reasons that I'll hike trails I've hiked before and visit cities I've visited before.

Why wouldn't I enjoy the literary artistry in Blood Meridian or The Sheltering Sky or A Prayer For Owen Meany more than once?
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