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Old 08-12-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Too late to edit my post, further recollection and yes to other titles, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes,etc. There have been a few in parts or complete. Some of those reread memoirs are Roman a clef types. Example being Guy Sajer's Forgotten Solider, etc.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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Yes, all the time.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Only in the case of prominent works --particularly if there are parallels, usually Biblical; Steinbeck's East of Eden and Faulkner's Light in August, for example
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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Yes, there are several:

Crock of Gold, James Stephens
Snow Country, Yasunari Kawabata
The Alexandria Quartet (4 books), Lawrence Durrell
The Informer, Liam O'Flaherty
At-Swim Two Birds, Flann O'Brien
The Tale of Gengi, Lady Murasaki

Non-Fiction

The Outermost House, Henry Beston
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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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.
I have the first book I ever bought for myself - when I was 14. Science fiction titled Seven Steps to the Sun; I've read it a few times in the decades since purchasing it.

In my case, it is my brother and my son living me...neither read books...ever!

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I love rereading books. It's like being greeted by an old friend.
EVERY book on my bookshelves is a dear old friend. If I didn't enjoy it the first time around, it doesn't make the cut and leaves my house. Hundreds of old favorites keep me busy reading all year long. (This doesn't stop me from accepting more friends into my life.)

I have bookplates that read "I enjoy sharing my books as I do my friends, asking only that you treat them well and see them safely home."
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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Poston on another thread--
I just finished rereading "The Dead House" by Harry Bingham--#5 in the Fionna Griffiths's series...
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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The only book I've ever read twice is The Thornbirds, by Colleen McCulloch. I might even read it again in 5 or 6 years. Wonderful book.
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