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Replay, Start from the Beginning

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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!)

Book Blogger Appreciation Week and book reviews have pushed back my Booking Through Thursday post. Consider I re-read books with a resolute routine, I have never started a book over right after I finish it. For purpose of clarification, I re-read parts of the books which I have flagged and noted. This is part of the critical thinking process that is pivotal to writing the review. It’s been a common practice that books begin with some form of an ending, a retrospection that does not immediately fit into the story. This “prologue” usually is key to understanding the book and its themes. I often re-read this chapter for the sake of comprehension.

10 Responses

  1. That’s a good practice for sure.

  2. I dont know about going back to it immediately but I have read and re read the classics – from Pride and Prejudice to other Austen reads to practically everything of Shakespeare more than once.

  3. I have only done that with movies before (“Once,” for example) – never a book. But I keep those on my shelves that I want to re-read at some point. Unfortunately, there are always so many books to read that it rarely happens!

    • I think books have much longer delay factor than a song and a movie. It takes much more time investment to read a book and therefore I’m not ready to start from the beginning again after I just finish a book.

  4. I have never immediately reread a book but I have definitely reread many novels such as East of Eden and Rebecca. Some books are worth rereading over and over again.

  5. The only book I have done that with, so far, is To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. That is great, great stuff. Others have convinced me, even before finishing them, that I would re-read them, but none but Woolf have ever made me do it.

    I completely agree with your routinized approach, particularly for writing reviews.

    • I wrestled with Virginia Woolf, especially To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway, because of her very dense and lush stream-of-consciousness. It forces me to re-read what I have left off the day before in order to fully recap what I have been reading.

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