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Old 02-18-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Why we re-read...

Researchers study why we re-visit books and movies, find it is good for you.
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The study has psychological implications, too, she said. Instead of feeling awkward or unusual about rereading the same books, re-watching films or revisiting the same places, the study shows that in fact re-consuming is therapeutic and should be encouraged. "In the age of progress and always pushing newness and differences, it seems that we forget that it's okay to redo."
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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I never feel awkward about rereading a book. One of my chief criteria for buying an ebook is that it is a book that I will go back to, because usually there will be something new that I had not seen on the first go, or simply because the book was so well written that it is a pleasure to re-read.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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For fiction books I find that re-reading is like revisiting old friends that I haven't seen for a while. Of course in the case of Non-fiction such as religious texts like the Bible many people say that with each reading they see/understand something that they didn't before or understand it in a new way as the situations in their lives have changed and they are looking for new guidance on how to deal with situation x. So the idea that re-reading something has therapeutic value isn't exactly a new idea. It's been around for quite a long time.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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I enjoy reading some books multiple times. Even though I've read one of my favorites probably a dozen times...it never gets old. There's not much more to the story than is already there, but I love watching the scenes play out in my head.

That was a good article. Thanks for sharing that.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:57 PM   #5
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I'll re-watch movies, but rarely will I re-read books.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:03 PM   #6
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I'm with crich70. There's a few books that I love and it's like revisiting old friends and sometimes getting something new out of the story. I really don't understand the idea that rewatching movies is alright, but rereading books is somehow boring.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #7
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I enjoy reading some books multiple times. Even though I've read one of my favorites probably a dozen times...it never gets old. There's not much more to the story than is already there, but I love watching the scenes play out in my head.

That was a good article. Thanks for sharing that.
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I'm with crich70. There's a few books that I love and it's like revisiting old friends and sometimes getting something new out of the story. I really don't understand the idea that rewatching movies is alright, but rereading books is somehow boring.
Me too.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #8
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How is it any different than listening to a song more than once? (other than length, I guess albums are more like books)

Kind of a weird question to ask, honestly.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:44 PM   #9
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How is it any different than listening to a song more than once? (other than length, I guess albums are more like books)

Kind of a weird question to ask, honestly.
There are some people who read a book only once for some reason. I don't understand it either.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:59 PM   #10
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For fiction books I find that re-reading is like revisiting old friends that I haven't seen for a while. Of course in the case of Non-fiction such as religious texts like the Bible many people say that with each reading they see/understand something that they didn't before or understand it in a new way as the situations in their lives have changed and they are looking for new guidance on how to deal with situation x. So the idea that re-reading something has therapeutic value isn't exactly a new idea. It's been around for quite a long time.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:12 AM   #11
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #12
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A good book is one that can be read more than once... either comfort food or because there's more than can be got by a single reading...
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This is a good article. It reminds me that it's okay to chill with an old favorite. I like it.
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Couldn't agree more. I'm in the process of giving away/selling most of my paper books, but I'm re-buying them on my Kobo despite having already read them.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:01 AM   #15
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How is it any different than listening to a song more than once? (other than length, I guess albums are more like books)

Kind of a weird question to ask, honestly.
It's different because books take a long time to read. Songs, albums, and movies are much shorter.
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