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Old 08-09-02, 12:08 PM
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I've read a couple Stephen King books twice but I'm talking over about a 10 year time span.....
Old 08-10-02, 10:21 AM
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I read Brad Metzlers "the Tenth Justice" twice, cause I LOVED it. I plan reading the LOTR trilogy again eventually.
Old 08-11-02, 12:17 AM
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I'm not a big reader at all but i've read Jurassic park like 5 times (but not in the last 2-3 years so I'll have to find it and read it ) and on my 2nd time thru LOTR trilogy + hobbit
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Originally posted by Borst
I'm not a big reader at all but i've read Jurassic park like 5 times (but not in the last 2-3 years so I'll have to find it and read it ) and on my 2nd time thru LOTR trilogy + hobbit

ive actually read jurrasic park a few times, but thats cause i was bored...........
Old 08-14-02, 01:29 PM
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I read Nabokov's Pale Fire and Gunter Grass' The Tin Drum every time I go on vacation. And I'm casually re-reading Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, the amount of information is quite overwhelming for just one time through...
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I'm getting ready to re-read The Sound and the Fury just to catch on to things that I would have missed before. I'm also going to re-read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series when I get to school.
Old 08-19-02, 01:41 PM
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Man, I've read so many books multiple times I can't name them all...

Lord of the Rings (trilogy) 4 times
The Hobbit, twice.
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, twice.
Pretty much all of Ray Bradburys books at least twice, with exceptions on "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (five times), and "The Martian Chronicles" (four times).
Asimov's books, pretty much all twice or more.
Dune, three times.
Enders Game about four times. Rest of the Ender series twice.
Slaughterhouse Five, three times.
Most of Tom Clancy's books at least twice, with the exception of everything since (and including) Rainbow Six, when I think either a ghost writer took over, or Clancy went senile.
On A Pale Horse (Piers Anthony), three times.
Original Shanara trilogy, three times.

and on it goes...

Frankly, any book that grips my imagination deserves, and gets, more than one read. Most of what I've listed above is from my sci-fi/fantasy favs, but there are many others.
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Originally Posted by Mister Beefhead View Post
The problem is that it is so much easier to reread a great book than to discover a new great book. For me, I will usually pick the great book to reread. I only read new stuff about one out of every five or six book reads.
It is difficult to stop oneself doing this. Even with a much reduced reading time I've still found myself picking up an old favourite as opposed to one from the pile of unread tomes. I guess it is somewhat akin to a comfort blanket. Although I never had a real comfort blanket. Just books.
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I have only read 1 book more than once. Joy in the Morning. However, I will re-read/flip through magazines until the pages fall out.
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I ain't got time to read.
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Hell of a bump, benedict.
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yes, just like favorite movies I enjoy reading some of my favorite books over and over
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i read some books more than twice sometimes, because i dont remember if i read it or not.

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