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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #630 on: March 26, 2009, 03:28:36 AM »
I plan on forcing myself through the first chunk of Eye of the World tonight. . . hopefully I make it through. ha ha.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #631 on: March 26, 2009, 04:06:40 AM »
Umm…I think you may be in the 'few' group on this one, Madjius. I love to re-read books. Good books, anyway.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #632 on: March 26, 2009, 04:14:54 AM »
I love re-reading books, but this is my first time through this one.  It's like my 7th attempt to read it.  I stopped counting though. ha ha.  I usually only make it to like chapter 3
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #633 on: March 26, 2009, 06:54:27 AM »
I only re-read books very rarely—I'd rather read new material than re-read something I've already read, particularly if it's fiction w/o heavy philosophical undertones (ŕ "Le Petit Prince).
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #634 on: March 26, 2009, 06:56:09 AM »
heavy philosophical undertones
I tried explaining that to someone at work the other day and using the lack of it as one of the reasons I dislike the Twilight series.  She was like. . . . urhm, what're you talking about. ha ha.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #635 on: March 26, 2009, 04:25:09 PM »
Most books I'll only read once. However there are a select few which are of a certain caliber which just demand multiple readings.

Wheel of Time is such a series. I have read it at least 3 (if not more) times, though truthfully each time I re-read the series it IS longer :D

The Belgariad and Mallorean. Read those at least twice.

Otherland. I'm in the middle of a second read through.

There are others, but they aren't coming to mind. Mistborn is going to be one of those. I've only read it once, but I imagine I'll do it again in a year or so. :)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #636 on: March 26, 2009, 05:18:25 PM »
I'm with LoudG, some books just demand a re-read. I have read the wheel of time books twice and will probably start a re-read very soon. I have read the count of Monte cristo three times because I loved it and with its sheer massiveness I had to go through it again to catch up on what I had forgotten or maybe missed the first time.

I'm also in the same boat with Miyabi, there is just a little bit of dread thinking about going through the books again. There are certain parts that I'm afraid I'm going to get bogged down on. Its why I haven't started it yet

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #637 on: March 26, 2009, 06:29:29 PM »
heavy philosophical undertones
I tried explaining that to someone at work the other day and using the lack of it as one of the reasons I dislike the Twilight series.  She was like. . . . urhm, what're you talking about. ha ha.

I actually think the Twilight series does have some interesting philosophy in it.  I especially appreciated the overarching sexual metaphor of the vampire world.

Of course I realize that admitting I found some value in Twilight essentially relinquishes my claim to any particle of intellectual or literary sophistication.  Most of you will now lose whatever little respect for me you may once have had.   ;)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #638 on: March 26, 2009, 09:01:37 PM »
heavy philosophical undertones
I tried explaining that to someone at work the other day and using the lack of it as one of the reasons I dislike the Twilight series.  She was like. . . . urhm, what're you talking about. ha ha.

I actually think the Twilight series does have some interesting philosophy in it.  I especially appreciated the overarching sexual metaphor of the vampire world.

Of course I realize that admitting I found some value in Twilight essentially relinquishes my claim to any particle of intellectual or literary sophistication.  Most of you will now lose whatever little respect for me you may once have had.   ;)

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #639 on: March 27, 2009, 12:39:43 AM »
I guess I'm one of the few people who re-read a lot of books.  But that could be because I go through them rather quickly.  I've gone through my library at least twice.  I have to admit that I've re-read The Wheel of Time some-odd 20 times though. ;D
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #640 on: March 27, 2009, 02:14:11 AM »
heavy philosophical undertones
I tried explaining that to someone at work the other day and using the lack of it as one of the reasons I dislike the Twilight series.  She was like. . . . urhm, what're you talking about. ha ha.

I actually think the Twilight series does have some interesting philosophy in it.  I especially appreciated the overarching sexual metaphor of the vampire world.

Of course I realize that admitting I found some value in Twilight essentially relinquishes my claim to any particle of intellectual or literary sophistication.  Most of you will now lose whatever little respect for me you may once have had.   ;)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #641 on: March 27, 2009, 05:59:21 PM »
out of curiosity, has anyone read Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks? I picked it up on a recommendation and read the first chapter. It feels very meh to me, but that may have been because I had just finished a Joe Abercrombie novel. anyone know if it is worth reading?
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #642 on: March 27, 2009, 08:17:36 PM »
Necroben, I re-read books regularly.  I read them so fast, for plot and to find out what happens, that often I go through it again immediately (if it was good) to get the character stuff I missed the first time.
I also have found I miss some things because I don't say the words in my head as I read.  This happens frequently with Pratchett books.  When I read them aloud to my husband I catch some puns I had missed the first couple of times.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #643 on: March 29, 2009, 11:56:53 PM »
Ya I re-read everything (good). I re-read different books depending on what mood I'm in because I know what they're like and am able to anticipate whether I will enjoy them at certain times.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #644 on: March 30, 2009, 12:36:03 AM »
I also have found I miss some things because I don't say the words in my head as I read.

That happened to me the first time I read Hero of Ages. I read the last 100 pages again after I finished it, and all over the place I was going "I don't remember that!"...It was really weird...

And I re-read books all the time. I've read the first 4 Harry Potter's about 3 or 4 times each. The Belgariad I've read at least 5 times. I make a point to read that every one or two years. Ender's Game is another I've read multiple times. And Mistborn is definitely going on my list of re-reads. Soon.....Really, the list of re-read books is just too long.
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