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Old 02-07-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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Revisiting your youth

I've been buying and rereading books from my younger days. Francis Burnett's books, Lewis Carroll, Lloyd Biggle, The Dark is Rising series, Heinlein's Juveniles, Georgette Heyer, ect. Right now I'm revisiting Andre Norton. A lot of those I enjoyed in Jr High and younger are still good reads.
Anyone else revisiting their youth?
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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Not for my own reading, but I am reading my daughter The Phantom Tollbooth.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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I do this quite often. I own and regularly reread books like Heinlein's "Tunnel In the Sky" and "Time for the Stars."

As well as Niven/Pournelle's "The Mote In God's Eye" which I still think is one of the best portrayals of aliens, ever.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:33 PM   #4
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Anyone else revisiting their youth?
I'm not revisiting. I'm still there.

For some reason, I have the urge to re-re-re-re-read books I already read 15-20 years ago. My current re-read of the Shannara series is my 5th. (2x Dutch paperback, 2x English paperback, now English e-books.) I must have read The Lord of the Rings + Appendices, the Hobbit and The Silmarillion at least 10 times since 1998 (in English; I also read it twice in Dutch). I read all the Eddings books once in Dutch paperback, twice in English paperback, and Elenium and Tamuli have been re-read as ebooks last year. The Belgariad, Malloreon, and other Eddings books are on the TBR list (again), also as e-books. Same with some Stephen King books: once Dutch, once English, once e-books. Last year, I read IT for the 3th time in English.

Yeah... I've been re-re-re-re-re-re-reading for almost 20 years, and since this year, I've decided to stop it. I managed to replace my entire library with e-books, and after i've re-read everything (started in 2012) as an e-book, I'm not going to re-read again. Time for some new stuff.

Well... maybe Lord of the Rings. I just MUST read that book once every 1-2 years or so, and then do a movie marathon.

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Old 02-07-2014, 04:49 PM   #5
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I re-read A Wrinkle in Time and Something Wicked This Way Comes once a year. It's always a joy.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:56 PM   #6
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I grew up on Heinlein .
More often than not, it is books from the 60's and 70's that get frequently reread
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:32 PM   #7
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Not a lot of stuff from my youth. I still reread Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit every couple of years and some of Heinlein's early stuff (The Moon is a Harsh Mistress seems to be read every couple of years). Remember loving Dune, but haven't reread. Enjoyed The Foundation Trilogy, haven't reread.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:27 PM   #8
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Yep, I still read a number of books from my youth. Most seem to hold up well. To an extent, it depends on what you mean by youth. I can't say that I read a huge number of books from pre high school (Hardy Boys, 3 Investigators, ect...), but I do read some of the classics (Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, etc...) that I read during that time period. Most of my high school books (when I first started to discover SF&F, Heinlien, Asimov, etc) are considered adult books. I do find that I enjoy reading YA/youth books still (Harry Potter, Tamera Pierce, Heinlien ). I do find myself starting to go back to some of my pre High School reading (Altsheler, for example) these days.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:28 PM   #9
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I can't take the chance that they're not really as good as I remember them.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:44 PM   #10
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I read a lot of books written for youth, but it's because I enjoy them. They are more fun to read because they are more optimistic, more creative, have a sense of adventure, and have a more open narrative. It isn't so much revisiting my youth as it is visiting youth -- may they be the youth of a hundred years ago or of today.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:47 PM   #11
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Not real often. It was such a long time ago. I did read Laughing Boy again last year, and Johnny Tremain over last Christmas to a visiting niece.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:49 PM   #12
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I read a lot of books written for youth, but it's because I enjoy them. They are more fun to read because they are more optimistic, more creative, have a sense of adventure, and have a more open narrative. It isn't so much revisiting my youth as it is visiting youth -- may they be the youth of a hundred years ago or of today.
Same. I must say that reading about Literary Middle-Aged Ennui bores the everliving daylights out of me.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:23 AM   #13
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I do, but more often than not I have to get them on paper, from the used book store.
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I have always reread books. Even in my youth I would read books again and again. I can not tell you how many times I have read some of the great ones like Dune, Armor, Starship Troopers, The Walking Drum and many many others. Some people like to watch great movies many times over the years, I prefer to do it with good books.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:45 AM   #15
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I often re-read favorite books. Some I've even gotten in ebook format. The Phantom Tollbooth is one of those. I bought it from Amazon back in Sept. 2012 and still enjoy reading about Milo's adventures. And of course the classics are always a good read. It's like revisiting old friends who I haven't seen for a while.
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