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7 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

 

I savor every word.

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7 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

It's very rare for me to reread a book, but if I do, I read it cover to cover.

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7 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

 

Not afraid to skip past the boring parts. Some places just can't hold my attention, so I want to get to the good stuff. Varies based on the author too. Some drone on and on and on describing things, and if I remember it having no significance then I'm not reading it again.

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8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

There are very few books I re-read. those I do I usually read everything, unless it is to remind myself what is going on in a series when it has been YEARs wait for the next book (not to mention any names, G.R.R.M.....), then I might just skim through the last book to remind myself what was going on.

 

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8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

 

Depends on how long it's been since I last read the book. If it's only been a few years, then I may remember it enough that I'll skip over a few of the boring parts. If it's something that hasn't been read in like a decade or so then I'll likely read the whole thing even if I think I remember it well, cause after that long I probably don't. 

 

In one instance, when I decided to read the first Twilight book because my wife was reading them and I wanted to see why, I skipped past the boring parts on the first read. Something like pages 10 through the last page. 

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8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

I reread the whole book.

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19 hours ago, TGP said:

Engrish: It is a bungled mess of a language. 

I enjoy playing with language, stretching and breaking it for fun. Kind of a hobby for my mind to keep it occupied because it tends to move too fast for most conversations. I work with a bunch of English majors, so they're constantly horrified....but I always remind them that's exactly how English has evolved and unless they sound like Chaucer or something, they can gtfo with their restrictive use of language. Language wants to be free and spliced and brought into new and interesting combinations, not frozen in the time you learned it in college!

9 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

I rarely re-read novels. These days I can barely read a novel, I'm kind of over fiction. Over the past 5+ years I've tried to find new authors I enjoy but I finally got tired of starting crappy novels. I'll try a couple a year, but meh. When I was reading avidly (and I devoured fiction for the first 40 years of my life), I would skim now and again, almost entirely authors who thought they were better at descriptions than they were. If it's a page about the fields and forest with no actual plot or dialogue, I'd likely skim over it to be sure I didn't miss anything important, unless it was exceptionally well-written (very rare).

The author I've re-read the most is by far Lovecraft. Nobody can set a mood like he did.

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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

As a library employee, I am horrified at the idea of people skipping through books.

I read through the whole thing, often catching subtle details that make more sense on a reread.  Also, for the skimmers out there, whatever brings you joy is ok!  Even if it is blasphemous.

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5 hours ago, Crowley said:

It's very rare for me to reread a book, but if I do, I read it cover to cover.

Ditto.

 

I have enough reading material to go through that I haven't read yet, so very few get reread altogether.

 

I am sometimes surprised at finding some details I glossed over on the first reading.

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12 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

I'm with the majority here - I read the whole thing. Unless I pick up a sequel or continuation or whatever to it, then I might skim through to remember what's going on, but that's not really rereading it.

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16 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

Depends on the book

 

Lord of the Rings, for example, I normally skip the entirety of 'Frodo and Sam Walking' that makes up half the two towers
Last book of Wheel of Time I usually skim through a lot of the final battle, it just doesn't read quite right to me
Other books I usually read the entire book, although I've also been known to pick up a book and start reading from a random page
 

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21 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 29th:

When you reread a novel, do you read the entire book, or skip past the boring/slow bits to get to the parts you like?

Oh, gosh, I can't remember the last time I reread a book. I'm super guilty of skipping over the boring parts of scripture, but then I feel really blasphemous. :devil: I reread games books all the time, and I usually skim it until I get to the part I want, then I read it and make notes and drool over the miniature pictures. Oh, let's just admit it... I "read" them for the pictures. Ancient History magazine has way better centerfolds than Playboy. I'll take chariot wars pinups any day. 

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