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Words for Nerds - It's that time of year

I've only recently gotten really into the book blogs - before this I was all about the knitting and lifestyle blogs. I have been vaguely aware or reading challenges for a while, but I haven't ever considered doing one. And now they are everywhere, and I was thinking about playing along - I love playing along with anything. And then I decided no - I don't want to be driven or focused in my reading. I certainly don't want to track my volume - unlike many people I have the time and luxury to read a lot. And while challenges like The Book Date's Full House Challenge do sound like a lot of fun, I've decided not to put any structure around my reading. i will continue to read widely, but it's better for me if I take it easy, and try to make reading something that is not goal focused - unlike knitting, which my aching hands attest that I  could consider being less goal focused about too.


So: This week I am continuing my reread of Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy with book two - Royal Assassin. I am, of course loving it, because it is a good book. I am also having to talk  keep reminding myself that rereading a book is not a waste of time. The goal orientated part of my brain keeps on trying to convince me that going over old territory is not as useful as reading new books. I don't really know where I got that idea from, but it's definitely there is my head. How do you feel about re-reading books?

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  1. I'm re-reading a book this week: Tuesdays in the Castle. Come see what I'm reading

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  2. I've never read anything by Robin Hobb. The cover looks really interesting though!

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    1. If you like really good fantasy I highly recommend her.

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  3. I've heard amazing things about this author, and I've even got a book or two by Robin Hobb. I've never really been into high fantasy, but I think it's time to actually read the series. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I highly recommend. Let me know how you go.

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  4. I enjoy rereading books. They mean different things at different times. The rereading hacks at memory and reveals new knowledge. Brings back memories too.

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    1. That is such a perfect way of phrasing it!

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