Amph Reading and rereading

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by NYCitygurl, May 8, 2009.

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  1. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Like everyone else, I've re-read because I've enjoyed what I read the first time and it is like watching films and television over and over.
  2. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Very well said, K_K. I think that goes for many of us.
  3. DarthConus Jedi Padawan

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    I definitely like to read books at least twice, especially for picking up on things I didn't catch the first time that end up having huge relevance later and for the enjoyment of it. Of course, I usually end up reading them many more times after that!
  4. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    I'll need to give a book a few years for the details to go foggy but, yeah, if the book is good I'll reread it. My father used to get on me about that. Like it was somehow the dumbest thing in the world to do considering the amount of books there are to read. I didn't care though. There are some books (not necessarily SW) that really should be read more than once.
  5. Mrs_Kitty Jedi Grand Master

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    I love rereading my books :)
  6. Salty Force Ghost

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    I've lost count how many times I've re-read the Dune series and LOTR series. They get better every time and I always pick up different nuances on the re-reads.
  7. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I keep thinking I shoud reread LOTR, but it'll be a while - and the movies are so good that I just rewatch thehm instead :p
  8. Salty Force Ghost

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    I watch the movies a ton too and I play the LOTRO MMO. I'm a big time LOTR fan.

  9. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    I always re read, it drives my wife nuts, but if I enjoy a book I always want to re read.

    I also make a point of reading all of HP and LOTR once a year.
  10. Salty Force Ghost

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    Sometimes I take notes when I re-read something. Especially if it's something I never noticed before.
  11. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    I took notes during HP, just to keep track of clues...
  12. Salty Force Ghost

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    The Dune series is the one I usually take notes on. There's so many subplots and themes going on in that series, that it's hard to keep track of. It's also good for finding plotholes.
  13. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    I must admit I have never read the dune series, maybe I should give it a go.
  14. Salty Force Ghost

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    You should definitely read Dune and God Emperor of Dune.
  15. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    I'll definitely look it up and get myself a copy then...
  16. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    Just make sure that you read Frank's work of Dune.......

    I will probably give Dune a reread after I finish my reread of Wheel of Time.
  17. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I need to reread that too - I intended to do it before the new book, but I didn't give myself time (and I don't even have them; they're on my bookshelf at home).
  18. Salty Force Ghost

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    Agreed, read the original six books by Frank Herbert.
  19. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Something else that's on my to-read list :p

    It was already on there though, so I didn't have to add it ;)
  20. Salty Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh]

    My read/re-read list keeps growing as well.
  21. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    I reread books all the time. If the plot's really engaging in a OMG-must-know-what-happens-now kind of way, I sometimes even skim a book the first time round to find out what happens, and then reread it immediately after to pick up on the details. :p

    What I've been doing lately is rereading books I used to love when I was a kid/young teen, and it's fascinating to see all these little details I missed the first time around and how transparent some plot things seem to me now. And some of them are truly atrocious books (not many, thankfully, or at least nostalgia is covering it up). :oops:
  22. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I have not re-read a book in many years. It's usually once and that's it. I used to re-read a few of my fav books or stories.

    The ROTS novel I one of th ebest books I have ever read but I have only read it once. I have read ANH and ROTJ MANY MANY times.
  23. Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    I reread books a lot, and like to pick up on things I didn't notice before.

    I am actually in kind of a contest with someone to see who can read HP more- I'm winning at 209 and a half. :)
  24. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    209 and a half? As in 209.5 times you've read it? *blinks*
  25. Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Yep. I'm obsessed, I know. :)
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