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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Tony Summerfield » 31 Dec 2011, 11:57

I saw copies of Lost Christmas in the sale at our local Waterstone's, Katharine, and it didn't cost all that much in the first place.
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Katharine » 31 Dec 2011, 12:01

Thanks Tony, I'm going into town in a little while (more blank video tapes needed) so I'll pop into Waterstone's and have a look.
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Fiona1986 » 31 Dec 2011, 12:11

I'm intrigued at the idea of keeping a reading list. I might try it myself though I can very much imagine me forgetting to update it :?
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Katharine » 31 Dec 2011, 12:14

Fiona1986 wrote:I'm intrigued at the idea of keeping a reading list. I might try it myself though I can very much imagine me forgetting to update it :?



Well, if I remember to update my list as well as I remember to write in my diary each night, I should be ok until about mid March. From then on it might become a bit hit and miss. Still, as it's only for my own records it doesn't matter that much.
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Moonraker » 31 Dec 2011, 16:46

I pencil the month and year (eg 5/11) in the front of the book. I can then see at a glance when I last read it.
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Fiona1986 » 01 Jan 2012, 19:53

I've just started my 'What I've read in 2012' list on my laptop. Let's hope I remember to update it :lol:
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Sally » 04 Jan 2012, 13:37

I always wondered how often my fello fans re-read Blyton! I often feel guilty at how much I re-read, but I simply never seem to tire of some series and books. As a child I would read and re-read, and in my adult life I have done the rounds again several times over! My most consistently re-read books are the Adventure Series, the Barney Mysteries and the Find-Outers - all re-read many times in the last three years since I have been a member of this Society. I usually now read them in order and hate reaching the end of the series - only to start again a few months later! I always find something new I hadn't noticed before or just enjoy knowing what is coming. On a bad day, a re-read of a much loved book is the best tonic in the world. I know that when I am an old lady (much older than now, that is!) the children will be still forever young and will still give me enormous pleasure. Knowing the Barney/Adventure books so well helped enormously when writing my fan-fics of course, in bringing in the detail from the original books. Happy re-reading to everyone!
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Moonraker » 05 Jan 2012, 15:03

Sally wrote:On a bad day, a re-read of a much loved book is the best tonic in the world.


How true. The trouble is, my bedside table is beginning to resemble the LToP! I have so many new books to read - plus several on my Kindle - goodness only knows when I will re-read my next book!
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Lucky Star » 05 Jan 2012, 18:17

Moonraker wrote:my bedside table is beginning to resemble the LToP!


:?:
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Katharine » 05 Jan 2012, 19:47

Is this some kind of new quiz? First we had to guess what ADD stood for (I wouldn't have worked that out in a million years), now we've got LToP :wink:
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby 70s-child » 05 Jan 2012, 19:59

Lucky Star wrote:
Moonraker wrote:my bedside table is beginning to resemble the LToP!


:?:

I was going to ask the same question! :lol:
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Ming » 05 Jan 2012, 20:00

Google only gave me "Long Term Operating Plan". :roll:
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 05 Jan 2012, 20:03

I'm guessing it's the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby Ming » 05 Jan 2012, 20:06

Anita, you are a marvel...
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Re: How Many Re-reads?

Postby 70s-child » 05 Jan 2012, 20:13

I will second that! I would never have guessed it! :lol:
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