I seem to only be able to read most books one time. I love reading and have read to many books to count but there are only a few books I can read more then once or twice.
I will now give you an example :) (Using John's books of course!)
The first of his books that I read was Paper Towns. I loved it so much that a week ago I got it from the library. I started to read it but quickly lost interest. I love the book but can't seem to get into it again!
Then I read Looking for Alaska. I think it's one of the best books ever. Never had a book made me cry until I read LFA! My mom thought I was weird for buying a book I had already read from the library. Now I've read my copy three times bringing the total up to four. It was probably my best purchase in a long, long time!
So my question is. Do you read books more then once or twice? If so, what ones?
oh yeah I know it, it's on my books I need to read list. My sister read it and said it was really good, I'm really excited for it now.
u shud! its really2 good. :)
Brent Weeks was my cousin's teacher in high school. We both run a book store together and he slings that series to everyone. If Mr. Weeks has a regional map showing his book sales, there has to be a tall spike centering in SoCal.
I haven't read the series yet, but my cousin swears by it.
I reread the good ones a lot, and the other ones never, basically. If I reread too much I get sick of it, but I can't imagine reading something I love and knowing I'll never visit it again.
I reread books al the time. I read pretty fast, which is good because otherwise I would never have time to read new books! I usually reread the other books in a series when a new one comes out, because I like to have my memory refreshed. I also have read the books that were my favorites as a little kid more times than I can count, especially the Chronicles of Narnia and E. Nesbit's books. Sometimes, too, I'll reread something just because I remembered a specific part of it that I liked, get the book from the library, and read the whole thing.
I saw that someone had said earlier that they don't like rereading because all the suspense is gone. For me, even if I know what's going to happen the book can still be suspenseful, because the characters don't know what's going to happen, and you're urging them on to just figure it out already.
I am very, very much a rereader. I am the type of rereader who reads a book, loves it, and reads it again two weeks later. I find it very easy to lose myself in a story, even one I am familiar with. There's an intimacy between a book and its reader. You are never in the same place you were when you first read it. Quotes have new significance or they make you "feel all the feels" in a stronger, more exciting way because you know their old significance ten times better than before. The characters are a part of you, and you're getting to know them, hearing their stories... I love to read. I love to reread.
For books I have reread - Harry Potter, Twilight (don't judge me; it's been a while), The Fault in Our Stars, Reconstructing Natalie, I'll Be Seeing You... Anything that evokes emotion in me is worth a second or third glance, sometimes more. I'm on my third reading of TFioS, and I still haven't had enough.
I rarely read books twice. I try to, but I always yell at the characters for not knowing what's about to happen! XD I get too frustrated, and never finish. Often, I will go back and reread my favorite bits. Once in awhile, I find a fantastic book that I read so many time I could recite it cover to cover.
Re-reading is a huge problem for me. I won't even buy a book unless I can stand reading it more than once a year, so I end up re-reading books all the time. I don't actually read enough new books...not even recently published books but books that I haven't read yet.
Depending on the books, yes. I've read Looking for Alaska 3 times, Will Grayson, will Grayson 2 times, however I read other John Green books once. I remember getting plenty of questions when reading my LFA book in school like "haven't you read it before?" and "aren't you bored?"
It also depends how old I was when I read the book first. In example, I first read George Orwell's Animal Farm when I was 13-14 and re-read it at the beginning of this year (19).