Friday, 10 February 2012

Follow Friday (5)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read
The question that everyone was asked this week was:

What would you prefer: reading your favourite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? Why?

I wouldn't really enjoy either, but I would certainly choose to read 100s of mediocre books rather than the same book over and over again. It's very rare that I ever read a book more than once, simply because I would already know what is happening and it wouldn't be as exciting for me. I would hate to have to read my favourite book repeatedly because, although I'd probably discover some new things, at some point I would get sick of it and ruin what the book once was for me. 
Sure, mediocre books aren't very exciting, but at least I'd be getting some variety and some new ideas in my head.  I think that sometimes it's up to your imagination to do some work for itself, and even with mediocre books, if I was forced to read them, I think I could make them a little more enjoyable for myself.

50 comments:

  1. Actually, I've gotten to read the same book over and over because for a long time that was all there was available to me, and I think I would go with the mediocre books. because I did reach a point where I could quote by memory most of the stories and they sort of lost a bit of their sparkle.

    I had to walk away and read other stuff and let time pass before I could enjoy them again!

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  2. Great answer...there would definitely be variety in the mediocre books instead of the same old, same old. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  3. I still disagree on this one. Mediocre books are almost worse than books you really can't stand. At least the books you can't stand you still feel passionately about. lol.

    Beth ^_^

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  4. I LOVE to re-read my favorites. New Follower! Check out my FF post and follow me back via GFC if possible at:

    Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed
    http://BooksandSparkles.Blogpot.com

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  5. I feel like jumping up and down in joy! I finally found someone else who (like myself) rarely re-reads!! I agree that there is so much good stuff out there, I want to find that next great book rather than more of the same.


    Stop by and see my TGIF / Follow Friday for this week!

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  6. I hardly ever re-read anymore. Simply because I still have wayyyy too many new reads that I want to read! But if I ever did get the chance I wouldn't mind re-reading a fave!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. ive never really thought of this. although i do enjoy reading the same book once a long period of time has elasped. thanks for the follow! i enjoyed your blog and am following you back.

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  8. Hey, I totally agree.

    New follower.

    Love the blog.

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I'd never thought of it that way 'spoiling what was once my favourite book' maybe id have to re consider my answer lol!

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  10. I completely agree. :) Old follower. Have a fun weekend!

    http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday.html

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  11. Well... it's' a nasty question. Good point on getting new stuff out of every book, though. True!! My FF: Colorimetry

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  12. Good answer(;

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I chose to reread my favorite book, but I get what you mean. I seriously hate repeating something over and over again, but if it's my favorite book, i feel like i COULD reread it over again and never tire of it, y'know? New follower!
    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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  14. If I really enjoyed a book I could re-read it quite a few times am the same for films which some I have watched well over 100 time! But I do understand because I do like to read different books to find another favourite book.

    Old follower

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  15. Right there with ya! I kinda feel that if I have 100's of books to read I'll have more daydreaming material. Brilliant answer!

    Thanks for stopping by following back via Twitter.

    Otherwhere.Co

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  16. I wouldn't enjoy either option either but I don't think I could suffer through 100's of mediocre books willingly.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I just followed you and love your owl. So cute :)

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  17. Hey Stephanie, Oh, totally agree with you. :) I had the same answer - kind of. New Follower.

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  18. Totally understandable answer. AND...

    I freakin' LOVE owls and omg, I just want to hug your blog. Your layout and buttons are SO cute! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend - I'm a new follower. :)

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  19. I'm all about the variety too. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm happy to say I'm your newest follower. Have a great weekend.

    The Scarf Princess

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  20. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) Have a good weekend!

    New Follower!

    Sara @ upon a love story

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  21. Great answer! Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. I'm with you on that. I wouldn't want to be stuck with either. But variety would definitely win out in the end for me :)

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  23. Yeah, your first sentence nails it. Both options are pretty bad. ;-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  24. Great answer! :D Variety is great!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

    RJ @ RJ Does Books!

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  25. Great answer, I agree. I really like your blog look. New follower.

    My FF
    http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-is-weekly-meme-hosted-by.html

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm with you about the 100 books, I need variety! I love the owls, it's super cute. New follower.

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  27. If they were too bad I'd probably want to burn them. LOL

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  28. I guess I like to stay with what's safe, because I'd rather re-read my favorite but that's a good answer! Thanks for stopping by and following! *New Follower*

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  29. We're agree to disagree then. :)
    Love your owls!

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  30. Its me again...

    I just stopped to let you know I've tagged you on blog. Don't feel obligated to participate--I just wanted to give you a heads up!

    Check it out!

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  31. Hopping through. I wouldn't like doing either also. I think I'd go for fav book though.
    My Hop

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  32. Hopping through! I agree. I can't reread books too often. Even if I do, i'd have to wait a few years in between. So mediocre books for me.

    My FF

    Ning

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  33. You make a good point. I think I would re-read my favourite. After all, it is my favourite for a reason and I'm sure that there will be lots that I missed out on the first time around. :)

    Bonnie @ www.handsandhome.ca

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  34. Thanks so much for stopping by! Obviously as you read, I totally agree!

    Hope you're able to stop by and participate in my Swirls eBook giveaway!

    Preet @ AWR

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  35. You made a brilliant point! However I couldn't stand mediocre books because they make me want to hate books in general (maybe I read some really bad books?), still I love your answer!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog:D

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

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  36. Came in through your comment on my blog! Looking forward to catching up with all your posts soon.
    Following you.
    Mohur
    http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in/

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  37. Awesome answer. I 100 Percent agree with you. =] Thanks for stopping by my FF. =] Old Follower. =]
    -Michael
    My Follow Friday

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  38. Great answer. New follower, also I picked you'r blog for an award! Here it is!
    http://wondrousreadings.blogspot.com/2012/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  39. Great answer, and right up my alley! ;)

    Thanx4 hopping byBlythes and Books and giving the opportunity to win a book! However, I haven't read the first of that series, so...

    Have a good weekend!

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  40. I don't think I could do it but I understand too! nice answer.

    old follower

    mine is here

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  41. Completely agree :) Thanks for stopping by

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  42. I agree too. The reader has to engage with the book, and imagination can go a long way. New follower!

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  43. I guess I'm just the opposite, I'd choose my favourites. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  44. I agree...I'd rather dig through the mud, looking for a new gem!

    Thanks for stopping by Word Up, Nerd Up.

    New follower

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  45. Though I would choose to reread my favorites I understand your choice, most of my favorites were books recommended to me that I may not have picked up myself!

    If you have time please stop by my international giveaway: http://epiloguereview.blogspot.com/2012/02/second-giveaway-ebook-of-become-by-ali.html

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  46. I don't think I would ever get sick of my favorites but I can understand not wanting to read books over and over so that they don't become boring.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  47. I couldn't agree with your answer more. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed back.

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  48. I love re-reading. I enjoy reading a story and spending time with characters I care about. I don't think either are good though. Having to choose between mediocre books or only a select few to read your whole life. Both are no-wins to me! But, I do enjoy re-reading. I like to take a time out from my TBR pile and go back to my favorites. There is comfort there.

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  49. I would choose the opposite, there is nothing like re-reading a finding new information when re-reading a great book. New follower

    Rachel

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