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    Friday OT - Books You Reread

    A friend and I were chatting earlier this week about books. Her husband doesn't ever like to reread books once he's read them once, yet she and I often do if we're fuzzy on details. I have two or three books that I reread once a year or so.

    What are your books you either have reread or would reread? Just once, or many times?

    I've probably read Pride and Prejudice and Catcher in the Rye about 15 times each. Slaughterhouse Five and some other Vonnegut stuff has probably gotten three or four reads each.


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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    I've re-read Slaughterhouse Five a bunch of times as well.

    I used to read a Tolkien grand slam every year--The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    I don't think it's possible to not reread Tolkien. So much detail that you find something new every time. I also reread Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and Codex Alera series. I've probably read the Alera series 10 times and I reread the entire Dresden Files series whenever a new book is released.


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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    Excellent topic! My list of books I've read through more than once:

    The Lord of the Rings/Hobbit (at least 8 times)

    Watership Down, Richard Adams(5 times)

    It by Stephen King (4 times)

    Animal Farm, Orwell (4 times)

    1984, Orwell (twice)

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Shirer (on my second go right now)

    The Second World War, Churchill (twice)

    The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis (3 or 4)

    I'm sure there are others



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    I will reread "Once a Runner" by John L. Parker at least twice a year. Still gets my heart pumping and excited each time I read it.



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    A friend and I were chatting earlier this week about books. Her husband doesn't ever like to reread books once he's read them once, yet she and I often do if we're fuzzy on details. I have two or three books that I reread once a year or so.

    What are your books you either have reread or would reread? Just once, or many times?

    I've probably read Pride and Prejudice and Catcher in the Rye about 15 times each. Slaughterhouse Five and some other Vonnegut stuff has probably gotten three or four reads each.
    This is me all the way.

    Although, I have reread A Brief History of Nearly Everything. Nice portion of the book is about the Manson, IA crater and whether or not they thought it was the smoking gun for the extinction of the dinosaurs.



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    Conversely, one of my favorite contemporary authors is Chuck Palahniuk (wrote Fight Club, Choke, etc.). I don't ever reread his stuff, though, because I already know the twist ending.


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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    I can't bring myself to do it. I think I'll have to reread Justin Cronin's The Passage and The Twelve before his last book comes out this year.



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
    1984 - George Orwell
    Lamb - Christopher Moore
    I Know This Much is True - Wally Lamb
    Beach Music - Pat Conroy
    To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    In addition to a few already mentioned, I reread The Name of the Wind prior to reading the sequel and when the third comes out I'm sure I will read all three.



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    In addition to a few already mentioned, I reread The Name of the Wind prior to reading the sequel and when the third comes out I'm sure I will read all three.
    I did the same! How could I forget The Name of the Wind? Thanks for the reminder!


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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
    1984 - George Orwell
    Lamb - Christopher Moore
    I Know This Much is True - Wally Lamb
    Beach Music - Pat Conroy
    To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    Can't believe I forgot TKAM.


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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    Read the Hobbit again a few weeks back. Made me dislike the latest movie even more. (And I don't tend to be a purist when it comes to making books into movies.)



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    Catch-22 is the only one that I read with any regularity.



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    Re: Friday OT - Books You Reread

    LOTR, The Hobbit, Where the Red Fern Grows, Band of Brothers, and there are more that I cannot remember off the top of my head.

    I am currently rereading the Lord of the Rings.


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