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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 6:51 pm 
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I just saw the second Fantastic Beasts movie, and there are all these clues being dropped that prequel the Harry Potter books/movies.  I've heard there are going to be five Fantastic Beasts movies in all.

I read the entire Potter series when it was released.  Now I'm thinking I might want to reread them again, as a mind refresher.

Does anyone else ever reread books a few years later?

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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 6:54 pm 
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That's about as crazy as re-climbing the same peak!
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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 7:04 pm 
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neek wrote:
That's about as crazy as re-climbing the same peak!

That confirms it then.  I've climbed some peaks more than once....so I gotta be crazy!

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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 7:04 pm 
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There are books I've read two or three times. They're the ones with post-it note bookmarks, underlining, and annotations.
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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 7:08 pm 
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I've definitely re-read books.  Not any weirder than watching a movie more than once in my mind.
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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 7:44 pm 
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Used to reread Moby Dick every year, always something new to discover.

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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 7:49 pm 
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No. I have a few favorite books that I will read and/or listen to the audiobook version again every few years. Otherwise for me it is read it once and call it good.

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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 8:03 pm 
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The Hitchhiker's five book trilogy still cracks me up.
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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 8:51 pm 
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When many years and experience come between the 1st and 2nd reads, it can an amazingly  different experience. (Both good and bad.)  Music can be that way, too.

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PostFri Apr 26, 2019 9:35 pm 
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Absolutely.  Just like good food, if it's good, it's good more than once (left-overs)

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PostSat Apr 27, 2019 7:55 am 
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RandyHiker wrote:
The Hitchhiker's five book trilogy still cracks me up.

I've probably read that around 20+ times since I was younger.

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PostSat Apr 27, 2019 8:25 am 
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rereading books is like visiting an old friend you haven't seen in a long long time.   Very satisfying.

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PostSat Apr 27, 2019 2:38 pm 
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I reread books a lot, if they are worthwhile.  I reread Jane Austen's novels (except for Mansfield Park) every year!

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested"
----Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

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PostSun Apr 28, 2019 8:03 am 
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is reviewing old movies wierd, is looking at old pictures wierd, is telling the same old lame joke to different people wierd......I have some favorite books that tell a super great story and I have reread them often.
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PostSun Apr 28, 2019 9:29 pm 
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Three suggestions for multiple reads:

The Once and Future King by T. H. White

Shogun by James Clavell

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

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