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Booking Through Thursday

It has been a while, so I thought I would pop across and see what this week’s question is

Have you ever finished a book and loved it so much you went right back and started re-reading it again?

(And obviously, if so, we want titles!)

I think I can say hand on heart, that I have never done this. I would move onto the next book in a series, but never go back and start and read the book again even if I loved it that much! They do say if you go back and read an Agatha Christie straight after finishing it you can see all the clues and red herrings that you may well have missed, but I am not sure if that works. 

Although I am not averse to rereading books I would leave a suitable gap between doing so (in some cases, years!)

If you fancy having a go then visit the site and don’t forget to leave a link for others to go and read.

8 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday

  1. I’ve read three books where I flipped right back to the front:

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
    Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

    And I’ve read many, many books more than once. The writer in me wants to pick it apart, while the reader in me enjoys getting lost in the story with the hope of seeing something I didn’t see before. 🙂

  2. My own answer was quite simillar. I never re read books straight away, I wish I had the patience for it!

  3. No I have never done this too many books not enough time. However saying that I have taken to rereading some of the classics recently that I enjoyed in my youth. It is interesting how I am viewing them from a different perspective.

  4. I’m exactly the same as you, would perhaps plunge straight into a sequel to the book, but if there wasn’t one I would leave a gap before I re-read it. Otherwise I think a book loses some of the magic you loved.

  5. I’ve done it twice, many years ago when I was a student studying German in Austria. The books were MANSFIELD PARK and TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES. Apart from the fact that they’re brilliant books and this was the first time I’d read them, I think perhaps I wanted to immerse myself in them again immediately because I was homesick and these books were so very English.

  6. I have never read a book again immediately I have finished it. But I have re-read books after several years of their being on the shelf, and some books I re-read regularly. Strange as it may seem, I re-read a very early novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. Sadly, it’s out of print and it’s never listed anywhere although I assure you it does exist. It is called APRIL (not to be confused with SNOW IN APRIL one of her novels from the 1970s.) It was published in 1957, Mrs Pilcher’s second novel (in which, in the back, it mentions she is a new writer who “will go far.” And she has, has she not!) It’s a delightful romance set in Cornwall (Porthkerris, aka St Ives) and it brings back happy memories of my reading it for the first time, as a young teenager. I met Mrs Pilcher about a decade ago when she kindly signed my copy for me.

  7. There’s just too many books in the world to spend time re reading old one’s! I never do this.

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