Thursday, June 16, 2011

Re-reading books

I'm IMing with Kent about this, so I thought I would throw it out to you people:  Re-reading books - is it worth it?  I say it's a big fat waste of time.  Kent says otherwise.

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  1. I have re-read one book: "Season on the Brink" about Bobby Knight. It was enjoyable. But mostly because of the profanity.

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  2. I should probably read every book that I like more than once because my retention is so bad. I was talking to someone over the weekend about one of my favorite books a few years ago and I barely remembered anything about it.

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  3. From Wendy: Like Chuck -- or possibly worse than Chuck -- I forget everything I did, saw, or read. I think there's much to be gained from a re-read, but I never do it. For the record, Portrait of the Arist as a Young Man blew me away the second time around but the first time I thought it was a tedious bore.

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  4. I think the problem for me may be that I rarely read books. So the idea of me reading one twice is like me going back to the Netherlands the next time I go back to Europe.

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  5. Like any art, your appreciation grows deeper upon repeated exposure.

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