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chief4db

When it doubt, run!
Feb 11, 2015
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11/22/63 was the first king book I read. 36 books later i decided to slow down and do my first reread. So why not have my first reread be the first book I read. Especially with the release on hulu. The so cool part is I'm re reading it and I came across all the references to IT. They talk about the murders, the clown, some of the victims. Of course being my first king book never made those connections. Now that I have read IT, this time around so different. When I read IT I didn't remember anything from 11/22/63. I didnt make a connection or thinking while i was reading IT ( i have read this before)or do I think most of us would. But I love the way king does this. Makes u feel like ur part of an inside secret only between the constant readers and author. Puts stuff in there just for us.

When I read 11/22/63 I wasn't a constant reader and of course blew right through that. All those references to derry didn't mean I thing to me. This time around getting different things out of the read. I have a friend who reads much more than me. Probably read over 100 books this year. But he never does any rereads and doesn't see the point. I'm re reading 11/22/63 and he just laughs. I think rereading books definitely has its pluses too it. I will even go as far to say it's a necessity for books that hit 3 catorgories. 1) Big book, definitely over 750 pages 2) has to be an excellent read, something u really enjoyed. And lastly not a book with a simple plot and 2 or 3 characters. Good example would be the dome. Lots of characters. I'm not even 20% done and not only am I remembering things I forgot but reading things that I don't remember at all. He keeps battling me on why not too. I always try and keep an open mind and repect their views. But I really want to win this debate so if u guys and gals have any other ideas why re reads are COOL, WHY ONE WOULD DO IT, WHY NOT DOING A RE READ COULD HURT UR EXPERIENCE, WHAT U GET OUT OF IT ECT. ECT.

Thanks guys and if anyone is reading 11/22/63 right now give me a reply or pm and we can bounce things off each other. Peace
 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
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Re reading is very good. I mean you see a movie you like more than once. You watch re runs of old TV shows. So why not re read a book? Sometimes you find things you missed the first time around because you were so gobsmacked with the story and this time you take the time to slow down and appreciate the scenery. Sometimes you understand things differently the second time around. Re reads are very, very good.
 

chief4db

When it doubt, run!
Feb 11, 2015
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Re reading is very good. I mean you see a movie you like more than once. You watch re runs of old TV shows. So why not re read a book? Sometimes you find things you missed the first time around because you were so gobsmacked with the story and this time you take the time to slow down and appreciate the scenery. Sometimes you understand things differently the second time around. Re reads are very, very good.
Great,great point on movies. I didn't think of that. Gonna nail em with that one.
 

80sFan

Just one more chapter...
Jul 14, 2015
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I will do a reread when it's been a while since I've read a book that I enjoyed the first time around (this is usually SK's books, since I read so many as a teen/young adult and I find you experience a story differently at different stages of life) OR when another book in a series is being released, I'll reread the previous books (I've read the Harry Potter books more times than I can count).
 

Andy1963

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Big list of books to reread, some I haven't read for some 30 years, others I only read recently. I'm on my 4th reading of The Stand and find new things every time. Listening to 11.22.63 for the second time and started this the day after finishing it!

I have read the Arthurian trilogy by Bernard Cornwell so many times I have lost count. It's like meeting an old friend and going over old times. It feels comforting, the familiarity. A good, well written book with great characters and events becomes a friend you want to visit often. Gives a warm snuggly feeling inside. Is that too mushy?
 
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