Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I'd like to know....Do you re-read books?

I’ve seen this discussed a lot and I wanted to know if anyone here re-reads their books? And if so,what are your favorites to re-read?

I have not re-read any of my books.There's just so many out there I want to devour,I just don't have the time.I figure if you already read it what's the point,nothing new is going to happen.Maybe someday I will re-read a favorite series.I am getting older I'll probably forget I read it

So,I thought I'd throw the question out to you.
Please,I really want to know do you re-read books?

Since Hawk has disappeared into the writing cave and you get me today..You also get these.


The_Book_Queen said...

Good question. I do, but not as often as I would like. Like you said, there are just soo many books, both in my own TBR mountain and on my wish list, that it is often impossible.

But I still do it with books that I really love or ones that I want to try a second time. There are a lot of great series that I've already read, but if I have the time (or wish to get away from the towering TBR or review copies piling up) I'll reach for them in a heartbeat!


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~Sia McKye~ said...
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~Sia McKye~ said...

Elaine, I do reread books. Not all that I've read but those on my keeper shelf. Why? Sometimes it's wanting to visit again with the characters or the place. Sometimes it's the emotion invoked in the story and I like the world created.

There are a lot of books out there I want to read and as you can imagine, I have quite a few on my TBR stack. I'll tell you a secret, there have been times I've picked up a book I've already read instead of choosing one from the TBR pile.

Especially with some historicals. I'll reread my keepers. I've added very few books, in the last 5 years, to my keeper shelf. I love history and hate it when, 1. the author butchers it, 2. the author doesn't imbue her stories with a sense of place and time. In other words, she sticks her characters into period clothes and give them dialog. Happy to say, there are a few newer authors who can juggle the constraints of today's market with a good story.


elaing8 said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies and for sharing your thoughts.

I think my TBR pile out numbers my read pile so I don't see myself re-reading anytime soon.

Oscar said...

I don't re-read books unless its one I've forgotten completely.

Johnny D. said...

Yeah, I do. I have some old favorites. There are a few biographies I pull out and reread every few years. Hub Zemke's and Eric Hartmann's come to mind. I've also read and reread several times (and will read again) Phillip Yancey's "The Jesus I Never Knew" and Charles Swindoll's "The Grace Awakening," and A.W. Tozer's "The Holy Spirit." Some books just never get stale.

A man called Valance said...

Howdy Elaine. Sure, I got plenty of books set aside, but like you, I never get around to reading them.