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post #1 of 15
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Todays question has to do with reading habits. At present I am re-reading the James Herriot Country Vet Series. I have th whole series which I collected over about a 10 year period back in the 70's-80's. I have read each of the books at least 5 times but still find them entertaining enought to read again.
so: My question is,

Do you only read a book once, or do you save it and read it several times?
post #2 of 15
I only read them once, unless it's a cat book with pics
post #3 of 15
Lol, I had a comment about this in the daily agenda thread~ Mom has our copies of his books...I may just have to read them again!

With me, it depends on the book, y'know? I find that a lot of my Danielle Steele books I only read once, but loads of others, I will read several times. What's sad is when you re-read them and find things that you missed the first couple of times!
post #4 of 15
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I only read them once, unless it's a cat book with pics
same feelings here!... the Cat books always I re-read it!...
post #5 of 15
It depends on the books. Ones I always re-read are James Harriot, THE CAT WHO books, Sneaky Pie and Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy books and the Joe Grey mysteries, and I needn't tell you what the connection is in these books.
post #6 of 15
It depends on the book. Most of them I only read once - either I borrow them from the library, or I put them on my bookshelf in case I feel like re-reading one day. I've read Pet Sematary a few times by Stephen King when I was in middle & high school, mainly because I'd get so far and then misplace the book!

I will read my cat books more than once though Especially if they have pictures!
post #7 of 15
Depending on the book, I usually just read them once.

If it's a reeeally good book, I'll read it again and again.
If it's a reeeally boring book, I'll probably read it once.
If it's a cute cat book with piccies, I'll read it loads!
post #8 of 15
Some books I'll read over and over. Some I don't, it just depends on how I connect with the story I guess.
post #9 of 15
I have about a dozen books that I read over now and then (I own them in hard cover). Otherwise, I read the book once and then give it away.

It takes up space to keep books around that I'll never read again.
post #10 of 15
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Some books I'll read over and over. Some I don't, it just depends on how I connect with the story I guess.
I could read some novels over and over again, like "Rebecca," "Pride and Prejudice," "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," etc.

Mostly, I don't read anything over again except for Agatha Christie mysteries.

My lifetime favorite series to read and read again are the Harry Potter books.
post #11 of 15
We have a permanent collection of books, and some that get traded in at a book exchange when we are done with them. The permanent collection mostly consists of Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Terry Pratchett, and Steven King. We also have many reference books from massage therapy to The poor man's James Bond.
post #12 of 15
I rarely re-read a book, but I have a few that I do. Old "Peanuts" books, for example. Calvin and Hobbes. Asimov. Stuff like that.

I just re-read "Phule's Company." Really high-brow, huh?
post #13 of 15
Most only once; there are exceptions, of course.
I've re-read the Harry Potter series, "Gone With the Wind" a few tiems, "Mists of Avalon", and Stephen King's works are re-read, too. I've probably read "To Kill a Mockingbird" a dozen times---I never get tired of it.
post #14 of 15
Depends on the book. Some definitely are "read once and pass on", but others I know I'll come back to -- some because they are deep enough to find something new with each reading, some because they are good "palate cleansers" between other things (The Cat Who... are great for this!)
post #15 of 15
Most books are 'read once, and pass along."

I do, however. have several that I enjoy re-reading multiple times. Mary Stewart's Arthurian series...."The Crystal Cave", "The Hollow Hills", "The Last Enchantment", and "The Wicked Day" are absolute favorites. I also recently re-read Tad Williams' "TailChaser's Song" for about the billionth time.
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