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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Have you ever reread a book

I'm rereading Uncle Toms Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe. It flashed a remembrance of books I'd reread. Another Country, Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin and To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

All three had socially significant meanings. Uncle Tom's Cabin, To Kill A Mockingbird, racial injustice, Giovanni's room, sexual orientation.

Have you ever reread a novel? Why.

To Kill A mocking Bird and Uncle Tom's Cabin caused me to mist. Giovanni's Room was so well written it made me understand how a man could honestly love another man with the same passion as a heterosexual couple.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject:

I actually just picked up TKAMB, I havent read it since middle school or high school and I was never interested in reading back then so I didn't appreciate it.

East of Eden is also on my re-read list, it's just a great story with intriguing characters and I want to read it again while enjoying what happens without trying to "solve" then ending.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject:

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I actually just picked up TKAMB, I havent read it since middle school or high school and I was never interested in reading back then so I didn't appreciate it.

East of Eden is also on my re-read list, it's just a great story with intriguing characters and I want to read it again while enjoying what happens without trying to "solve" then ending.


Wow!!!, you hit the nail on the proverbial head. I hadn't thought of it like that but it's exactly how I feel.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject:

what's a book
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject:

The Invisible Man by Ellison.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by HS Thompson.

Neuromancer by Gibson.

The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald.

Many others but these are the ones that I'm very sure I've read at least 5 times each.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject:

I re-read some boring book that I forgot to name for way back when I did the Academic Decathlon in High School. Other than that no.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject:

Iíve read LOTR many times. I often read books a second time.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject:

Do you get more enjoyment from the second read? I do. I'm more in tune with what the character is trying to establish.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject:

I have re read almost every book I have liked. I don't see it any differently that rewatching a t.v. series or a movie.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject:

I re-read books I like.

Fahrenheit 451 was a novel I read in school, and then 10 or so years later. Thought it felt more real the second time around, which left me reflecting more than before I started reading it the 2nd go around. Go figure.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:10 pm    Post subject:

Lord of the Rings and Dorian Gray are 2 books that come to mind immediately.

I'm sure there are others. Lord knows I've reread a ton of textbooks. But for fun. I'd probably prefer audio books nowadays.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:16 pm    Post subject:

Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy...Kip Thorne

the prologue would make a great movie

http://plouffe.fr/simon/math/Black%20Holes%20and%20Time%20Warps,%20Einstein's%20Outrageous%20Legacy%20-%20Thorne.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:48 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Lord of the Rings and Dorian Gray are 2 books that come to mind immediately.

I'm sure there are others. Lord knows I've reread a ton of textbooks. But for fun. I'd probably prefer audio books nowadays.


Oddly enough, that's my preference also. It's easy on the eyes and I get a good feel of the characters personality from the readers voice inflections.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject:

Books are meant to be re-read, specifically because your vocabulary and understanding increases (hopefully) as you age, so it's never quite the same experience.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:24 am    Post subject:

Don Draper wrote:
Books are meant to be re-read, specifically because your vocabulary and understanding increases (hopefully) as you age, so it's never quite the same experience.


To Kill A Mockingbird when I was very young for a class assignment where we got to pick any book. Pissed about the Boo Radley reveal as a recluse instead of a ghost. Read again years later when the book was assigned as class reading. Pissed because of the racial injustice. So yeah, you're right.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject:

Yes, I have re-read books many times....especially ones I haven't read in a long time.

As a kid, I read "The Unabridged Sherlock Holmes" which has all the Sherlock Holmes stories in a big thick book.

I recently found the book and read a bit of it again and in a lot of ways (could be my age) it was like reading it for the first time.

So if it is a quality book, absolutely recommend it, you pick up new things.
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