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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #30 – Again and again…

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Many of us don’t reread books…even the ones we love! With so many out there to be read, who has the time? But if you had to choose ONE book to reread, which would it be?

Tracy –

I actually like rereading, but tend to only go back to an old favorite when I’m really stressed and I want to read something but don’t have the mental capacity or time to get involved with something new. My fave “fallback” rereads are Muscling Through, Among the Living, and most recently, Think of England.

Ami –

Easy … Josh Lanyon’s The Dark Tide. After everything that Adrien and Jake went through, I read that one to just feel happy that they finally made it. In fact, I actually re-read that one a couple of times. (Second book will be Death of a Pirate King because the emotion in that book is so awesome)

I don’t really re-read a whole book though, usually just re-read chapters or passages. I prefer to read NEW books *lol*

Rachel –

I would have to say Captive Prince: Volume One & Captive Prince: Volume Two are of the few books that I have read from start to finish multiple times and will probably do again.

Xing –

I tend to reread short stories/fanfiction rather than whole books. Especially certain stories in The Administration series. But if I had to choose one book to reread, my vote goes to The Land of Night(which I have read multiple times already).

Sue –

Don’t reread? Pft, I reread a handful of books all the time.

But if I had to choose just one to reread again, it would probably be SF:Soldiers. Nothing beats the slow transition from hate to love between those characters (for me). Nothing. And it’s hawt.

Sheri –

I rarely reread but sometimes I need a book hug.
I can always count on a smile from Ty and Zane.
I have go-to scenes in several of the books. so, it’s not really one book but one couple.

Jenni –

I’m not a rereader at all (pretty sure the last time I did reread something was back in my m/f days…), but if I had to pick one to start over, it’d be Special Forces. It’s an epic story and a world I could definitely revisit.

Ilhem –

It might change tomorrow with my mood, but it would be Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War. I’m eyeing the sequel and I’d love to get reacquainted with the characters before reading it.

Susan –

I rarely reread. I have on occasion and the books have most always disappointed me the 2nd time around.

I did reread chapters 15 & 16 and 34 & 35 of the original version of Fade nightly (yes every single night) for a good 2 weeks. They were just…EVERYTHING to me. I also find some comfort in rereading some of the Cut & Run books and every now and again a Mary Calmes book.

2 series that I would like to take the time to reread if I ever get around ot it would be Special Forces and the Adrien English series.


21 comments on “QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #30 – Again and again…

  1. Idamus
    August 29, 2014

    I reread all the time (which is probably why my to-read list never seems to get below 400 books)

    My go to books are
    Holmes and Moriarity by Josh Lanyon
    Cut & Run by Abigail Roux
    Psycop and Petit Morts by Jordan Castillo Price
    Shadow of the Templar by M Chandler

    And non m/m

    The Hound and the Falcon trilogy by Judith Tarr (historical fantasy with a touch of m/f)
    Some of the Dragonriders of Pern books, ONLY some of those by Anne McCaffrey though, not Todd’s

    I have a few of these in audio and relisten as well


    • saraalva
      August 29, 2014

      First comment here contains my rereads…(some of) the Dragonriders books by Anne McCaffrey!!! (I’m way too excited by this). When I was in middle school I wrote to her as part of a school project on creating ‘hero’ characters and she wrote me back! Highlight of my young life. :P


      • Idamus
        August 30, 2014

        That was nice of her :-)
        I’ve only heard good things about her interactions with readers, sadly, the one time she was at a convention in Denmark (that I know about) and I got really sick :-(


    • helenajust
      August 31, 2014

      Delighted to see another Shadow of the Templar fan! I don’t understand why now would not re-read; I love seeing old friends! I re-read frequently, especially when I’m tired or stressed or unhappy. Josh Lanyon is my favourite, and I love re-reading by listening to his audiobooks because they add a whole extra dimension to the books. The humour really shines through.

      Non m/m: Mary Stewart and Georgette Heyer.


  2. Moira
    August 29, 2014

    Yes I reread all the time, my before bed book is always a reread otherwise once I start a book and it is exceptional I won’t stop until I’m done and then I have to survive on no sleep. Go to book, I don’t really have one particular book, it depends what I’m in the mood to read at any given time.


  3. Susana
    August 29, 2014

    Just one??? Probably Death of a Pirate King.. or Divide and Conquer. Or High Fidelity (Shadow of the Templar). Or Pressuer Head by JL Merrow… There are a lot of them I enjoy enough to read once and again, and again, and again…


  4. LegeArtis
    August 29, 2014

    I reread. I have “comfort reads” I reread all the time. I agree with Ami and Susana- If I have to choose, Death of the Pirate King would be my one as well. When Adrien and Jake see each other for the first time following events of THYS and 2 year gap….God, I know what’s going to happen and I still hold my breath. Every. Time.


  5. Bodi L.
    August 29, 2014

    I definitely reread. Currenltly, I’m rereading everything by KJ Charles (M/M) and Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs (M/F)


  6. Kim W
    August 29, 2014

    I’ve re-read Shock & Awe a number of times. It’s definitely a comfort read for me. I re-read books pretty regularly. Sometimes when a sequel comes out to refresh my memory. Often to take a break from an angsty book, especially when I’m reading right before bed.


  7. Jeff Adams (@hockeyguynyc)
    August 29, 2014

    My most re-read book is “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon. It’s an extraordinary book and I end up re-reading every couple of years. I also recently re-read Bill Konigsberg’s “Out of the Pocket” because a new edition came out that had a couple extra chapters in it. Since it’s a favorite, it was a pleasure to revisit it.


  8. suze294
    August 29, 2014

    Yes, def reread. Moira’s idea is good – the amount of times I get sucked into staying up too late to ‘just’ read the next chapter is unhealthy!
    Fave – Life Lessons, Kaje Harper


  9. Allison
    August 29, 2014

    I re-read often. The Lost and Found series by Edmond Manning and The Whyborne & Griffin series by Jordan L. Hawk (which I not only re-read but also have listened to the audio books more than once). I just finished re-reading The Magpie Lord series by KJ Charles and now I’m on the last book of the Enlightenment series by Joanna Chambers, also a re-read. I could probably keep going really, I love revisiting my favorites.


    • Kaje Harper
      August 29, 2014

      I heard that The Butterfly King by Edmond Manning is comimg Sept 20th – I’ll have to reread the others before then. Again. :)


  10. barbaraelsborg
    August 29, 2014

    Yes, I do reread because I’m trying to whittle down my paperbacks! But I only reread generally when I’ve forgotten what the book was like first time around.


  11. Kaje Harper
    August 29, 2014

    I reread a lot, especially when life is stressful and I need a guaranteed good story or a comfort read, or after a string of mediocre books, or just because a book comes to mind and I need it. I recommend a lot of books, and talking about them makes me want to reread. I just went through all of K.J. Charles, and Amy Lane’s Sidecar, and Tanya Huff’s Smoke and Shadows, Heidi Cullinan’s Love Lessons. If I had to pick one book I might choose FayJay’s The Student Prince, or… nope. Can’t choose just one.


  12. H.B.
    August 30, 2014

    I reread books a lot too. It might explain why I have such a huge TBR list. Sometimes I’ll go back and reread a book I love after I’ve finished a book that didn’t make much of an impact on me.


  13. gaycrow
    August 30, 2014

    I re-read all the time! It’s too hard to pick just one favourite. After I’d finished the last book in the Shadow of the Templar series, I re-read the whole series again twice.

    Out of all my re-reads, the four top ones would probably be “The Charioteer”, “The Catch Trap” by Marion Zimmer Bradley, anything by Lucius Parhelion, and the Dave Brandstetter series by Joseph Hansen.


    • Kaje Harper
      August 30, 2014

      Another Parhelion fan. I keep trying to get more people to read “Faster Than the Speed of Light.” So good.

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      • gaycrow
        August 31, 2014

        Parhelion’s such a mystery writer! No socialising on-line anywhere that I know of. I hope we get more stories in the future.


  14. Barbra
    August 30, 2014

    I also re-read at night before bed. There are several Josh Lanyon and JCP books that I go to, but in the M/M genre, I’ve probably re-read LB Gregg’s Catch Me If You Can and Trust Me If You Dare more than any of the rest. They’re humorous and clever and easy to read. :-)


  15. fritz42war
    August 31, 2014

    I re-read all the time. I find myself reliving in my mind a particular scene from a book, and the next thing I know, I’m re-reading the whole thing. I also re-read when I need something familiar and comfortable in my life, especially when RL holds more stress.

    Man, this is hard. A partial list is:

    Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton. I just love Cole.

    Frog by Mary Calmes. I just want to hug Weber.

    Acting Out by Tibby Armstrong. Jeremy and Ash — *swoon*

    But if I have to chose one particular book that I have re-read multiple times, it would be The Rebuilding Year by Kaje Harper. Damn, I love that book to pieces. (Luckily, my copy is digital so I don’t have to worry about wearing out the book.)


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