Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Reading Books More Than Once - Contest Entry Post 3

Like many people, after I read a book, it either goes into a keeper pile or it gets donated or passed along in some way (if it's not digital). And I do often read my keepers again. Here are some I've read and read again.





Contest Entry Post 3: Do you ever read books twice? Answer in the comments section to be entered in the Christmas contest (two winners, each wins a $25 Amazon gift card). 




12 comments:

Mary Preston said...

I have quite a few books I re-read, some on an annual basis. I recently had to buy a new copy of LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry. I wore out the first copy.

Laney4 said...

I read Susan Mallery's THE SHEIK'S SECRET BRIDE every year or two. It's one of the few books for which I recall the ending quite clearly, but it's the middle details that I forget and thus keep me coming back to it. Lots of exquisite details.... Sometimes it isn't WHAT is written but HOW it's written....

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Mary, Lonesome Dove is a winner, isn't it?

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Elaine, there are books and movies where I know the ending and know that everything will turn out right, but I still tense up (as if this time things might end differently). Apollo 13 is a perfect example (in a movie). It can't possibly end any differently, but I still hold my breath. I suppose that's the sign of a well written book or movie.

Shari said...

Rarely do I read a book twice, there are too many books that I want to read out there, Of course I have a kindle so the chance it there to reread again. Plus I huge library of regular books too.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

The number of books I want to read overwhelms me sometimes, but there are days whenI just need the comfort and fun of an old favorite. Then I can move on to something new.

Unknown said...

nope if its not a signed book I take it to the used book store and buy more. the only book I've ever re read was GONE WITH THE WIND

Jean Smith said...

I have read a book more than once, only because I didn't have anything else to read.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I'm so bad about rereading books that I still read ones that were childhood favorites (a few anyway).

Amy, that's interesting about the unsigned books. It's gotten to the point where, unless people specifically want my signature, I usually just sign my books generically without the recipient's name so that they can pass them along. After all, how many books can any one person keep? (Of course, if they prefer that I personalize it, I'm thrilled to do that as well. I just don't want anyone to feel that they have to keep my books for eternity).

Tom Lester said...

I only read a book twice if I really didn't understand it enough the first time, but it was really engrossing at the same time.

slehan said...

I re-read Anne McCaffrey's Pern novels and L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time every few years. They're like visiting with an old friend.

slehan at juno dot com

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I'm so mad at myself that I haven't yet read Anne McCaffrey (she's on my list of to be reads), but I do love Madeline L'Engle's series. I used to use A Wrinkle in Time as an extra credit read for my students back when I was teaching.