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Can you read a book twice?
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I have to wait like a year, but yes, some stories are just to good to only be picked up once.
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I've read the first, second and Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - 12 times now (I have seven of the books so 7X12) I'm the same way with my dvds. If I love something I'll read or watch it over, and over and over...


yeah, I know - moderation isn't my strong suite!!
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yep, but I usually don' want to
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i rarely read a book once. haha! it takes me so long just to read one book that by the time i finish reading it im tired of it so most of them i probably would not read gain. however, there are exceptions to every rule. havent found any yea though.. lol
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I read only 1 book twice. The book's name is The Pirate Code Guidelines.
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I never really thought it odd to read a book multiple times anymore than I'd think it odd to watch a movie or other form of entertainment more than once. Revisiting a favorite story isn't weird. Except that most folk today are so inundated with input from various media that making time to read a good book even once seems to be a problem.

There's also a definite lack of developed reading skills and imagination that has roots going back to at least my childhood. Issac Asimov used to compare reading to the (then) very expensive video tape player. You had access the best soundtrack in the world and an unlimited visual effects budget, never mind absolutely perfect casting via your imagination. Even better you move through scenes as quickly as you wish or savor the moment slowly as you parse and digest the text.

But then I was born in '65. when I was a child, if a show or movie wasn't being run on TV (Only 3 networks back then and maybe a handful of independent stations back then) I read the novelization or original source novel to re-experience the show. In the case of first run movies, it was usually easier for me to read the book than to get into the theater. Especially for R-rated (18+) ones.

How many of y'all get odd looks for being able to watch subtitled anime without problems? You know, "But that's too much work"

I think it's kinda the same thing.
Posted 3/31/11
The book has to be really good, AND i have to wait awhile to read it over again, at least a month or 2.

And i would NEVER read twilight over... took me forever thanks to school ><

I already want to read the Hunger Games over again ^^
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All my book covers have nearly fallen off from rereading them so much!
Especially Metropolis, It looks terrible..lol
Posted 3/31/11
No I don't like to read something when I know whats going to happen. Especially if its supposed to be suspenseful, it ruins it if I read it again...
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mangas and the book the host amazing books lol
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ya if i really like the book and the maximum times i had reread a book was 3 times
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Posted 3/31/11
Of course, if I really like the book.
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When I was younger, it was Harry Potter (I am still a huge fan).
Now that I'm in post-secondary... the only books I have time for are TEXTBOOKS.
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If I like a book, I can read it a few times, no matter how long it is.
I've read House of the Scorpion about 8 times (*´д`*)
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i remember reading fairy tale books and such repeatedly when i was a kid.
but with proper books i can't get myself to read them more than once. i can't remember ever reading any book (except for a text book :p) more than once, probably because most of the books i read are from my local library. XD
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