Do you re-read?

Do you ever re-read?

I’ve decided to re-read all of the Harry Potter series.  (Don’t be surprised I read more than just smutty smut.  It’s important to be well-rounded, dears.)

I’ve wanted to do this for a while, because unlike other novel series, it was clear at the end that J.K. Rowling planned everything from the start and left clues throughout the earlier books.  So, you see, I have to go back to appreciate all of those clues. 🙂  And also because, well, who doesn’t love the series and all of those excellent Dumbledore quotes?  (He really does have all of the best lines, except of course, for my favorite line of Snape’s.  Sigh, that was a lovely line.)

Most books, though enjoyable, don’t warrant a second or third reading.  But every once in a while, you find that special one…and once is never enough. 😉

So, how about you?  Do you re-read?

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25 thoughts on “Do you re-read?”

  1. I used to re-read. That was in the day when a new book meant a trip out of town, because we didn’t have a bookstore. It was too bad for a guy who didn’t want to read the romance novels at the grocery store. Our library didn’t offer much speculative fiction either. The internet changed all that for me.

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    1. Oh my, that stinks..and to be fair, the smut in the grocery store is hit or miss. 😉

      I love the online libraries and book stores too, they make it so easy to get new books even when I’m traveling. I used to lug around multiple books with me on business trips, which was a major pain since space in my suitcase is at a premium, now I just take around my iPad and am all set…it’s a beautiful thing. 🙂

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      1. I feel the same way. I’m totally ebook these days. I still keep threatening to type out the first chapters of Jurrasic Park just as a training exercise. This will require digging out my old hardback.

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    1. That is the beauty of something well written or well done, it never gets old.

      Heeheehee. 😉 Of course I read different things…although, I think you know, I am quite partial to smut novels. 🙂

      The first time I read the Harry Potter Series, I checked them out at the library…and there were still waiting lists for most of the books. So, in between each book on Harry, I read a Sookie Stackhouse novel (until the next Potter book was available). In think, it took me three months to get through all the books, but I was having crazy witch/wizard and sexy vampire/werewolf dreams the whole time. :p

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    1. The library is a beautiful, beautiful thing. I used to go over every week. But, to me, there is still something wonderful about owning a book and surrounding yourself with books. When I buy a house, I want to have a room with its walls lined with books and of course, an arm chair and reading lamp. 🙂

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  2. I think some high concept series, like Harry Potter, are worth rereading because you ‘catch’ different things. Especially if you originally read the books as a child. Reading it with an adult’s eyes will allow you to appreciate deeper elements, almost like it’s a new book!

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  3. I definitely reread. My favorite book to reread, which I haven’t done in about five years, admittedly, is Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon. I’ve read it at least half a dozen times and it very much influenced my love of post apocalyptic fiction, and many of my own adventures into that subgenre. Sometimes, when I really want someone, like say my wife, to read a book I loved I will also read it along with them so we can discuss it. I’m trying to encourage her to read Harry Potter, and may just delve back into the series myself.

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  4. Rereading is always a difficult conundrum what with so many new and unexplored places still to visit…I think Iwant to read all the Narnia books again sometime soon though so perhaps I will crumble and just indulge myself.

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    1. Good point. That is always the issue with rereading (or revisiting places), you have been there before. But if the place is beautiful, then why not? You never know what you’ll notice in a return visit and how your experiences will change how you view an old place. 🙂 I’ve never read the Narnia books, but they’re on my to read list.

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  5. Yes, but rarely, because I am always reading something new. My favorite books are always there calling to be re-read. Someday they will get that chance. There are a couple I do always go back to every few years, like The Martian Chronicles or 1984.

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