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#Re-read wrap-up- Twitterchat recommendations

January 31, 2013

The first Twitter discussion of 2013 was “re- reads”, with participants from across the world joining the discussion.

Why Re-read?

  • “so why #reread ? People have been talking about what, but why do we do it? (tough question for 140 character answer)” @readwatchplay
  • “As I become a better reader I plan to reread the classics I loved and hated to see if I can get more out of them ” @ Michael Kitto
  • “I consider myself lucky to have poor enough memory to enjoy multiple #rereads of great books 🙂 Applies to films too” @Sally Cummings
  • “I sometimes re-read action novels which I sped through because of action, need to #reread for detail” @Ellen Forsyth
  • “to rediscover childhood fun / innocence / feelings etc” @Kate Freedman
  • “Why? Because I love the characters, storyline, story or I think I’ve missed something” @sharonu
  • “easy – it’s familiar, reinforces our love of the words or story” @Helen Cowen
  • “Why? Because I enjoyed escaping to that reality for a while and wanted to revisit it again” @sharonu
  • “I #reread because it’s like visiting old friends in a familiar neighbourhood” by Mylee Joseph
  • “To win a quiz, argument or to find that ideal quote you only half remember…” @Sonja Barfoed
  • “I #reread because it is comforting. But sometimes I find that I have changed & I dislike the book on my revisit” @Vassiliki Veros
  • “I #reread to find new meanings (or confirm old ones) in things I like and to revisit some things I love that makes me happy.” @Jan Holmquist
  • “Bks I like to #reread are ones that for some reason have resonated + anticipation is big part of this” @Infogenium
  • “I love to #reread romances. Re-experiencing the courtship makes my breath catch” @Vassiliki Veros
  • “I don’t #reread twitter but I definitely reread blogs” @Vassiliki Veros
  • “Facebook posts without meaning to and like to #reread newsy personal emails” @Readwatchplay
  • “every book I own is because I want reread at sometime but I’ll never have the time” @Cheryl Murphy
Did you know?
It is a well known fact that every time someone reads the ending of a book before they start – a fairy dies. To read more:
Rereading crime

“I never re-read crime- outcome is known, so no anticipation” @infogenium

A challenge
A significant #reread challenge: The Newbery Medal Challenge – 1922 to Present…” @ALIA CYS


Project Gutenberg’s top 100 books

“Those free ebooks are a great way to get you to #reread classics”@Paula Grunseit

The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds – or listen: “Listeners in the mist”  Episode 31 Podcast of ‘The Odyssey graphic novel by Gareth Hinds

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu- “written around 1020-so maybe the most read #reread book?” @nelsonreaders

Game of thrones by George R.R Martin “enjoyed them more as less confusion this time around and used to his writing style” @Kate Freedman

Time Traveller by Allison Uttley

1984 by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discworld series by Terry Pratchett @scootes81 is “Reading them all in order. Its good to see Pratchett’s writing style develop and rediscover favourite jokes”

“I like to #reread Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels … was intrigued to find a reading order chart” @Mylee Joseph

Cemetery of forgotten books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

The catcher in the rye by J D. Salinger

The outsiders by  S. E Hinton

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Homo Faber by Max Frisch

The prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

The hunger games by Suzanne Collins

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

The Baroque trilogy by Neal Stephenson

In cold blood by TrumanCapote

Joe Cinque’s consolation by Helen Garner

Lord of the rings by J.R R Tolkien

Fionavar Trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay

When he was wicked by Julia Quinn

Agnes and the hitman by Jenny Crusie

Bet me by Jenny Crusie

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Beyond the shadows by Brent Weeks “Read this rather interesting description from Beyond the shadows: The night angel trilogy: Book 3 by Brent Weekes” @Ellen Forsyth

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  “Pride and Prejudice Delights of a two hundred year old affair  online article to read, or re-read” @Ellen Forsyth

Shaolin Burning by Ant Sang

Children’s books

“Time does vanish when you#reread your childhood books to your own children – It’s magic” @Jan Holmquist

Looking for some great Aussie junior fiction to #reread? Check out the CBCA book of the year past winners

Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond

The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs “is this where I confess I still found the Banksia men scary even on later readings” @Kate Freedman

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Madeleine by Ludwig Bemelmans

Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

Winnie the Pooh by A.A Milne

Mimbo Jimbo by Jakob Martin Strid (Danish Author)

The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey

Meg and Mog by Helen Nicholl

Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves

The Saturday’s by Elizabeth Enright

Halfdans ABC -(Classic Danish alphabet book)

Choose your own adventure books

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Narnia series by C. S Lewis

Go away big green monster by Ed Emberley

Charlottes Web by E.B White


Jan Ormerod

Jill Smolinski

Beatrix Potter

A.A Milne

Arthur Ransome

Kurt Vonnegut “Reading Kurt Vonnegut’s short stories in Look at the Birdie led me back to #reread Welcome to the Monkeyhouse. A+ -a” @Townsville Library

Rafael Sabatini

Emma Orczy

Elliot Pattinson

Stieg Larson

Gary Larson

Georgette Heyer

Conan Doyle

Ursula LeGuin

Alexander Dumas

Agatha Christie

Raymond Chandler

Charlotte Lamb

Sarah Craven

Loretta Chase

Meredith Duran

Madeleine Brent

Stephanie Laurens


Yates gardening guide “gardening books are the kind of book which can be#reread and you can #reread even when not gardening weather” @Readwatchplay

Cookery books

Cooking with flowers

Food dishes using flowers

Ken Hom

Jamie Oliver

Stephanie Alexander

Dan Lepard






“Often will reread a book if I know the movie is going to be released e.g. twilight and Harry potter series” @Sharonu

Royal hunt of the sun

Great Gatsby

Anna Karenina

Lost in Translation

Jack goes boating

American Beauty

Baghdad Cafe


Harry Potter

The Hobbit


Romeo and Juliet

Pulp Fiction



“It’s fun to rewatch series w/ subtitles – Grey’s Anatomy & Desperate Housewives both have Norsk subtitles” @Sonja Barfoed


Pride and Prejudice television adaption

Bride and prejudice




Law and Order


Due South

Veronica Mars

Pie in the sky


West Wing

Boston Legal

Dr Who

Lost in Space

Twin Peaks


Calvin & Hobbes


Archie Comics “My favourite part of Archie comics were the Sea Monkey ads on the back cover :)” @Sally Cummings

Charlie Brown: “Charlie Brown!!! Love Snoopy! I #reread him. Sadly, Love is…. comics haven’t aged well” @Vassiliki Veros

Footrot flats


Mass Effect Trilogy

Scrabble on Ipad

Words with friends






Time out of my mind” readwatchplay post

“Playlists for journeys are a good opportunity for #reread music” @nelson Libraries

David Bowie  “I have playlisted the Bowie Berlin triology for #reread when going to Berlin in two weeks ;)’ @Jan Holmquist


Bob Dylan

M C Hammer

Mary Gauthier  “This morning i did #reread some songs from one of my favorite songwriters Mary Gauthier” @Jan Holmquist

Twitter, Facebook, pinterest

@ByLeavesWeLive (poetry)

Don’t forget:

You are invited to add your rereads to  Pinterest: “you can also add your #reread ideas to the Pinterest boards – you just need to follow the boards”@readwatchplay

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