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Sweet Jane

Is it wrong to reread a book when there are so so many books I haven't read yet? Lately I have been in the mood for some Jane but have been resisting, telling myself that there are only so many reading hours in my life so I should be spending them on something new to me. But, what the hell? Maybe I should be spending them based on current whim, regardless of whether it is new or old. Actually, I feel no qualms about rereading if I am doing it aloud to someone else, but that doesn't come up much these days, sadly.

I started thinking about this again today since, during the free association that goes on during my lengthy drive in to work, I drew a blank on the title of Emma (and the name of the title character, too, obviously ;-) ), which bugged me. Of course, I was coming at it from a strange direction (Kate Beckinsdale), but still.

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diyeana
Dec. 20th, 2004 08:06 am (UTC)
I reread books all the time. Sometimes I enjoy books better the third or fourth time because I understand them better.

Oh and hi. :)
noisyparker
Dec. 20th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC)
hi, back at you. ;-)

Yeah, I feel better about it again. On reflection I think I was just regretting that my life isn't set up so I can share books I love with someone else anymore. I mean, I can talk about them or recommend them or whatever, but at this point it seems I can't sit with someone I care about and read the book to them, talk about it, and all that stuff. Picking up a book I like to reread just kind of made me realize that I felt that way, I guess. Kind of stupid, really... things are the way they are.