s/o buying books versus getting them from the library... not reading twice?

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Posted 12/28/2012 by GrinningCat in NSBR Board
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Posted: 12/28/2012 1:53:53 PM
I never read a book twice. Once I'm done I move on to something else. There are too many other books to read. I also am not one to rewatch movies. If I've seen it I'd rather watch something new.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 2:37:36 PM
I can only think of two books I've ever re-read in my life (White Oleander and the last Harry Potter book). I loved the writing of WO and needed to refresh my memory before the last HP movie came out.
Too many books, too little time, I guess. In all honesty, I don't even consider re-reading an option. I am usually thinking about the next book in the middle of a current book.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:35:41 PM
I find it boring to reread a book or watch a movie a second time. Once in a blue moon, I'll reread something I read 15 or 20 years ago. I do find that I look at the characters and plot differently at different times in my life.

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Posted: 12/29/2012 8:57:27 AM
I've read it, I know how it ends. Why would I read it again? It's not like the story is going to change.

I am an avid reader but with rare exception I don't understand reading/watching over and over. My brain isn't wired to enjoy that. It takes what was once an enjoyable experience and turns it into the equivalent of slogging through a textbook. I tend to recall certain passages or scenes and wait only to tick them off a mental checklist "done, done, and done."

Certain humorists I can re read but novels/movies? Not generally.

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Posted: 12/29/2012 10:00:01 AM
Once in awhile I'll reread the end of a book as a refresher if it's part of a series. Otherwise, I never do. I rarely rewatch a movie either. There are just too many new things I'd rather do and never enough time.


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Posted: 12/30/2012 6:46:39 AM
I am one who rereads books I love. Most books I only read once, but there are some I've read multiple times. When I'm reading a continuing series I really like and there's a long time between books, I will often go back and read the prior book just before a new one comes out. I mostly borrow from the library and I can borrow multiple times.

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Posted: 12/30/2012 7:30:39 AM

I rarely find books now
That I like enough to actually finish reading, never mind read over again.



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Posted: 12/30/2012 9:07:40 AM

I've read it, I know how it ends. Why would I read it again? It's not like the story is going to change.

Because "you" change.

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Posted: 12/30/2012 9:14:34 AM
I find I do read Garrison Keillor books over again. I know the story, but when I read, I hear it in his words and I love his style of story telling. It's sort of like comfort food, but in a book.


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Posted: 12/30/2012 9:26:42 AM
I have favorites that I will read over and over. Some books though, I just don't like enough to give them a second read. I tend to use the library as a dry run for books. If I like them enough, I'll buy them.


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Posted: 12/30/2012 9:30:30 AM

I don't re-read books nor do I re-watch movies.

I don't retread books, never have. Seems pointless when I already know the outcome.

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