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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: What books are your re-reading RIGHT NOW? Reply with quote

Some books are just better the second (or 3rd, or...) time around.

As a Jesus freak I am always re-reading the Bible, but I also find other books are even richer and deeper and more enjoyable on rereading. Any Jane Austen, Tolkien, Donaldson, etc. are obvious choices. But what other books are you re-reading? Post them here, please!

I'm currently rereading River of Stars, by Guy Gavriel Kay.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-reading "A Wrinkle in Time," but I started it in the middle of re-reading Ender's Game.

I am considering breaking -that- to try to re-read "Till We Have Faces." (C.S. Lewis)

So, if you didn't get that, it'll probably look like this if I finish them all this time around:
{"Ender's Game" {"A Wrinkle in Time" {"Till We Have Faces"} } }

If Bible re-reads count: the book of Hebrews.

Also, full disclosure - I was re-reading Jane Eyre a bit ago... and I'm going to fess up and say I didn't finish it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm re-reading Bakkers Kelhus series. I re-read everything...most of my reads are re-reads.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm re-reading Bakkers Kelhus series. I re-read everything...most of my reads are re-reads.

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I got kind of ridiculous with the re-reads last year.

I'm always re-reading the Bible, but I mostly re-read last year. I think the only new books I read were Hunger Games, the Gregor the Overlander series, and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Currently reading something new, [i]Inkheart[/] by Cornelia Funke. It's full of references to re-reading favorite books. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deer of the dawn wrote:
...Currently reading something new, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. It's full of references to re-reading favorite books. Smile
Pretty amusing. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently re-reading The Wind in the Willows.

I think this book was my first experience with truly ravishing prose.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I do love it. I should read it again soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read The Greatest Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick. Because I very recently learned he, William Marshal, was my 25th great-grandfather. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all the jack reacher books. (well i'm listening to them on audible)
I read books over and over again, just like I watch movies over and over, just like I listen to albums over and over.

I can't help it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the best kind of addiction Wink

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I just read The Greatest Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick. Because I very recently learned he, William Marshal, was my 25th great-grandfather. Laughing


How incredible.. wow Shocked What did you learn about him?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've typed a response that will not post. Don't know why. I typed it here, so no imported symbols that clash. Somehow it allows this post.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah I have that issue a lot .. but I use my phone mostly . I have this page open continuously https://pteo.paranoiaworks.mobi/diacriticsremover/

Got if from Av .. its a diacritics remover .. very handy .. fixes the problem but deletes phone emojis 🤷‍♀️ cant win em all I guess
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've used that site. But never needed it when I wasn't copying from another site and trying to paste here. But it worked, so here it is.

Hard to say. Historical Fiction, after all. I'm sure the major plot points and his accomplishments are accurate.

Certain events are known to have happened. For example, When he was an injured prisoner, someone snuck some bandages to him hidden in a loaf of bread. Also, he rode against Richard the Lionhearted and, rather than kill Richard, which surely would not have been a good idea, killed the horse, making the point that "I could have killed you, but I didn't." Richard later asked him to serve him as he had served Richard's father and brother.

I had wondered how he and my 25th great grandmother, 25 years his junior, got together. I assume the political arrangement was accurate. She was a young heiress, in the Tower with other young heiresses. Henry promised her to William, but died before it happened, then Richard gave her to him. It's plausible, given the nature of arranged/political marriages then. I can only hope they were as happy as they are in this portrayal. (700 years later, my great grandmother was 25 years younger than my great grandfather. Don't know how that came about!)

His general character is supposedly fairly accurate. Very loyal. Always kept his word. Navigated the times as honorably as he could. He was loved by Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Obviously, conversations are fiction. The author said one character, his mistress for a few years, represented various women.

A good read. Henry II & Eleanor and their sons shaped the world in ways that have carried to our time. Very important historical figures. But they were horrid, evil people. Henry cheated on Eleanor all the time, despite the fact that she was a wonderful, beautiful woman who brought "HUGE _ tracts of land" to the marriage. So she sided with one son against him, which is why she was imprisoned for 16 or 18 years until he died. Prince John was Henry's loyal and favorite, but he abandoned Henry at the end when he thought he could get a better deal, and Henry died alone and devastated. John's attempts to keep Richard imprisoned by the Germans, telling everyone Richard was dead so he should be King John, are perhaps fairly known. On and on. These people were terrible.
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He was loved by Eleanor of Aquitaine.


Now there's a woman that history often does not give enough credit to.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True .. they were horrid and she was a catch. Some men just dont deserve a good woman

Fascinating history .. and for you a personal journey given your genealogy.
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