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    There is no greater comfort than rereading a book you know is insanely satisfying to your bookworm needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    He blames my tendancy to have a very short attention span for the fact that I'm just as into the same book again as the first time
    I've got a weird ability/trait: I remember every story I ever read. I forget title, author... but I can give you a short summary whenever something prompts me to remember that story.
    Nevertheless, I reread. Some books I've reread very often already, almost to the point I know them from heart. If I read a book, I can quite accurately say whether I will reread it or not.

    When you read a book in class, you read and analyse it at the same time. It drives me up the wall! My first read is for the overall story. I read very quickly and will miss the finer details. I want to know the ending.
    After that, I'll reread for the details, the characters, in short for all those things the teachers want us to do. Some books I've started again the moment I've read the last page.

    Now I'm reading a book that I only find okay. Definitely not a keeper. But I want to know what exactly irks me about it. Knowing what you don't want in a book is quite interesting too.

    About library vs buying books. I use the library quite a lot. I experiment with new authors there. When I know I will reread the book very often, I'd buy it. I love second-hand bookstores and the book fest. Also: reference books. Those I like to buy, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    I've got a weird ability/trait: I remember every story I ever read. I forget title, author... but I can give you a short summary whenever something prompts me to remember that story.
    I think that ability is rather common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice View Post
    I'm a fan of highlighting in my books... I don't necessarily go back and re-read the entire book, but I go back to read all the stuff that I highlighted. I usually highlight the important parts of each chapter or quotes that jump out at me.

    I do this too so don't feel bad. Once upon a time my books were sacrosanct and I couldn't handle lending them to people who didn't know how to turn pages, left them dog-eared, with broken backs and with stains on them. My books were like a bookshop shelf. These days I treat my books as friends, I highlight, scribble in the margins and use copious numbers of different coloured flags so I can find the salient passages that speak to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I have no idea if that was intended to be funny, but it's funny as shit.
    You do have a warped sense of humour - but I found it funny too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I think that ability is rather common.
    You're only the second person I know who thinks that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    You're only the second person I know who thinks that.
    Everyone you know forgets completely every book they've ever read, even with prompting??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    Haven't had much luck finding a good used bookstore in my city, maybe that's why I'm biased - they're either hideously expensive (5-6$ for a battered paperback that's 10$ new???)
    If I had new book prices like you have I would be buying my books new too!! I live in Aus as well and buy most of mine new because I have to order largely from overseas. We seem to have lost our one main remaining SF specialist bookstore and I cannot get a good range of SF in Perth from our local chainstores.

    I'm not certain where Trinity is but I am in Perth and a trade paperback here can cost $27 - $39. A hardcover can cost up to $50 depending on the author. 2nd hand books are usually up to $13. I buy my Charles de Lint and most of my technical type books on learning, psych, aptitude and physics direct from Amazon US because if I had my booksellers here order them in they would cost me double, treble or quadruple the cost!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    If I had new book prices like you have I would be buying my books new too!! I live in Aus as well and buy most of mine new because I have to order largely from overseas. We seem to have lost our one main remaining SF specialist bookstore and I cannot get a good range of SF in Perth from our local chainstores.

    I'm not certain where Trinity is but I am in Perth and a trade paperback here can cost $27 - $39. A hardcover can cost up to $50 depending on the author. 2nd hand books are usually up to $13. I buy my Charles de Lint and most of my technical type books on learning, psych, aptitude and physics direct from Amazon US because if I had my booksellers here order them in they would cost me double, treble or quadruple the cost!!!
    Wow. That's bizarre, maybe it's an import cost or something?

    Though to be clear, not sure what a trade paperback is, I'm talking about trashy fiction novels (paperbacks 10-12$ usually and hardcover 35-45$ which is why I never buy hardcover). When I buy nonfiction, paperbacks are 20-30$ and hardcovers are worse (also more expensive used). I don't really like buying nonfiction used though unless it's fairly new, because most of my favourite subjects tend to be updated over time. And I vastly prefer trashy entertainment novels anyway.
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    OK -trade paperbacks are the larger sized paperbacks and are usually the first issue paperbacks of a new book. They don't often produce TPBs in 2nd or subsequent editions of books. I like them because they're easier to hold particularly if they are a thick book.
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