Monday, March 30, 2015

Re-reading

I don't do a whole lot of re-reading myself. There's so much reading and writing I want to get done that returning to a single book or a set of books doesn't cross my mind. The Chronicles of Narnia (the whole set) would be the exception.

Now, my daughter, aptly nicknamed Chipmunk though she's grown and her face has slimmed, is stuck in a circle of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I can't get her to another book, or set of books, no matter how hard I try. Pretty soon, she's sure to have each book memorized, word-for-word. I try not to complain since she IS reading, but I would love for her to expand her reading choices.

I mention all this because I'm interested in what folks find themselves re-reading. What brings you back to a certain book?

15 comments:

  1. I don't do much rereading either. But I have reread the Dragonriders (of Pern) books and Dune.

    I go through phases too. Maybe that's what Chipmunk is in right now.

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  2. I've read the Harry Potter books many times. The amazing world and characters and story bring me back. My little guy likes to reread his books a lot too.

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  3. Lots of times I go back to a book to see if I remember something in it correctly, especially if I've talked about the story with someone and we've disagreed about what an author meant. That's so much fun.

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  4. I keep and re-read the books that made me laugh. I also keep the ones with solid moral messages.

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  5. She'll move on when she's ready.
    Chronicles of Narnia is one of the few sets of books I have ever re-read. Just too many new ones. So far, the only books I've re-read have been fantasy.

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  6. My granddaughter did that with the Percy Jackson series. The last book was falling apart.

    I have sone books or series that are old friends that I love to visit periodically. Like Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series, Anne of Green Gables, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, to name a few.

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  7. My daughter re-read Percy Jackson and the Hunger Games series multiple times. I don't get a chance much. I just have too many books to read.

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  8. I re-read books that completely grabbed my attention the first time. Strong characters and strong plot concepts. I've read all my fantasy series several times over - except Harry Potter, once was enough there. I don't read as much as I used to though, I don't have the time and mostly read for reviews or critique. I desperately want to get back into pleasure reading - which for me means picking up new books from some of my favorite authors.

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  9. Nostalgia will bring me back. That, and if I've forgotten the ending!

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  10. With so many books to read, I don't spend time rereading. Can't think of one book right now.

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  11. I'm not a rereader. Too many awesome books, so little time :)

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  12. I'm not a rereader. Too many awesome books, so little time :)

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  13. My son is the same way with Diary of Whimpy kid too! I try to move him on to other books though. It's hard. :(

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  14. I'll come back with wee beastie recommendations beyond Whimpy Kid (we of course have the complete series...well read by all four).

    I used to reread more than I do now mainly I don't have the time to lose myself for days on end in stories - not that I don't want to, LOL. What brings me back are characters. The ones who stay in my mind long after the story is done. Books that make me laugh will often be held on to for a reread.

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  15. There's a space opera series by Lois McMaster Bujold that I have re-read many times: The Vorkosigan Saga. What brings me back to those books over and over? The protagonist, Miles Vorkosigan, who is brilliant, physically handicapped, manic, dangerously persuasive, and unstoppable.

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