Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekend Question








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Weekend Question?


Have you ever reread a book and didn't care for it the second time around?

   
   I just reread a book and I remember enjoying it the first time but it just didn't do it for me the second time around. I actually want to rewrite my review because I no longer feel the same about that specific book.  I'm not sure if it's because of self growth or change of attitude. It could even be the lack of caffeine. I have reread books I grew up on and felt differently but that's more likely to be expected. After all I don't think like a kid anymore. I just didn't think my opinion would change so in a short(er) time frame. Maybe being a reviewer is making more cynical and I am to busy analysing the book verses enjoying it.

So What about you?


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14 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Not, but I know certain books that might happen with. I read books she wrote back then and did not care for them so I dare not re-read

Nina said...

No, that never happend to me. I do end up liking and loving them even more. ;)

Essie said...

I'm going to say yes, although my first instinct is to say 'oh no, never'.

It's one of the downfalls of rereading. It's never the same experience. And with books I adore, love, cannot stop talking about, there is a very good chance that I will walk away from a rereading disappointed. Sometimes it's not even that I dislike the book, but I've build it up so much that if it's not great, I hate it.

A lot of times when I dislike a reread, I realize afterward that if I think back, the first reading left me with a few moments I didn't like. On the first reading, I put aside the uncomfortable moments and focused on the book as a whole, but the second reading every single one of them hits me because I remember what's coming next. I just end up miserable by the end, if I finish at all.

'Course, there's always the books that come out of left field. I like them but the second reading I just can't like them anymore. No reasoning, no way to rationalize it, just can't get into it. Just doesn't ring true for me anymore, I suppose. Even a few months can change my opinions enough to tip the balance.

Zibilee said...

I so rarely reread, so this is a tough question for me to answer, but I think I am going to say yes as well. Sometimes when it happens, I think to myself that my earlier positive reaction must have been due to the intimidate circumstances in my life, or that my tastes have changed. I find that this also happens with movies that I seemed to have loved in my teenage years as well, and then I wonder, did I have bad taste then, or am I just growing now? This was a great question that forced me to really think, Liz. Thanks for probing!

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

Hah. Its funny you should ask this question. I just read Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark and eek. So. Boring. Can't imagine what I was thinking!

Jenny N. said...

No, never happened to me yet. Anytime I reread a book I end up enjoying it more the second time around.

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I don't often re-read so no particular book comes to mind. But I do remember re-reading Twilight - several years after my first time - and something struck me as odd. I had it in my head that the Cullen family members - all but Edward - had such a huge part in it. I loved them. But on the re-read, I realized that they weren't in it much. It just struck me as strange.

It's an interesting question and you make great points regarding different times in your life and also being a reviewer.

Catherine Stine said...

I don't often re-read a book, and when I do I always love it more. But this happened to me with a recent film: Sherlock Holmes. I loved it the first go 'round, but fell asleep during the second go 'round. Seemed a bit more formulaic and put-on.

Jamie Kline said...

That doesn't ever happen to me. BUT I so agree with your comment about being more cynical and analytical of books instead of just enjoying them sometimes. I find myself at times wondering half way through what I'm going to put in my review, and I have to remind myself to just enjoy the book and not worry about that stuff at the moment.

Jamie Kline said...

Oops almost forgot! You can check out my Weekend Question post *HERE*

TheBookGirl said...

I have to say that I simply never re-read books -- no matter how much I love something, once I'm done, I'm done.
I'm not sure what that says about me as a reader?

Summer Ross said...

I have two books out of all of them I have ever read that I reread. So no I have never experienced this. But I'm picky

Shelbie and Amanda said...

Most definitely. This has happened on several occasions, usually with steamy romances. However, sometimes I find that I still like the book, but I just like skipping over parts of it to get to the good parts. Most books when I reread them however, I love just as much as when I first read them. Which is exactly why I reread them. :)

- Amanda

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I don't think so. But awesome question. I have to ponder this one further :)