Friday, October 30, 2015

Do You Reread?

Since I quit my job earlier this year (yay for self-employment!), my book-buying habits have come to a screeching halt. I suppose it's proof that I wasn't actually addicted, since I was able to stop, but phew, it was tough!

But because I'm a fast reader, and because I've had a Kindle since day one (in defense of bookstores, I buy there, too!), I have LOTS AND LOTS of ebooks in my library. So this year, I started rereading instead of buying.

Fortunately, I'm one of those people who doesn't remember every single detail of every book I read two years ago—I remember very few, to be honest—so it's almost like buying new books! It's better, in a way, because I remember that I liked a series, but not precisely why, and then I know I have four, eight, or 17 books ahead of me that I'm going to love.

It's like Christmas. All year.

So here's what I want to know from you all...do you reread? do you remember everything you've read? and how many books do you buy each month?!

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  1. Just bought all the Dashiel Hammet stories in one old thick book. Somehow I've convinced myself that a new version will make all these dear old familiar stories new again.

    Yes, I reread.

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    1. Love that, Mar! Happy reading. :-)

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  3. Yes, I re-read my favorite books. I've read all of John Sandford's Virgil Flowers' books twice, because I love Virgil and that series is the most like I want mine to be. I've read the complete works of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and occasional reread one. I've also read every Stuart Kaminsky Rostnikov novel and read them over. I've read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen at least three times. I think I go back to them because the each make me say "damn, that's GENIUS" for some reason each time I read them. -- Bill Zahren

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    1. I knew this was you before I saw your name, Bill! I've only done once through Kaminsky, but I'm with you on multiple times of the others...

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