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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1560 on: May 26, 2020, 02:08:11 PM »
I grabbed it in a charity shop and it was okay enough but didn't really compel me. Might return to it at some point.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1561 on: May 29, 2020, 02:38:54 PM »
I just received the books I ordered from my local bookshop, super service!
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1562 on: June 20, 2020, 02:06:57 PM »
I just found out that now we can't write an amazon review if we haven't bought £40 of stuff in the last year.
Since I hardly ever buy from there now, sorry writers, I can't add my reviews there... :-\
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1563 on: June 21, 2020, 04:24:17 AM »
I just found out that now we can't write an amazon review if we haven't bought £40 of stuff in the last year.
Since I hardly ever buy from there now, sorry writers, I can't add my reviews there... :-\

The Amazon website as a whole is an absolute ass. I can't review there too albeit for different reasons, hahah.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1564 on: July 07, 2020, 09:46:11 AM »
Re-reading books just confirms my belief that what we take from a book depends a lot on our life circumstances at the time of reading.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1565 on: July 07, 2020, 10:54:59 AM »
Re-reading books just confirms my belief that what we take from a book depends a lot on our life circumstances at the time of reading.
Elaborate? :)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1566 on: July 07, 2020, 11:19:35 AM »
So, basically what you're living at a point in time, what you feel about your life and the world, makes you assign significance to certain passages, sentences or even whole plots.

If you then re-read the book several years later and your views have changed, or things you were living have 'calmed down', the same sentence might not ressonate anymore, the same plot might look different.
It almost becomes a different book?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1567 on: July 07, 2020, 02:55:49 PM »
So, basically what you're living at a point in time, what you feel about your life and the world, makes you assign significance to certain passages, sentences or even whole plots.

If you then re-read the book several years later and your views have changed, or things you were living have 'calmed down', the same sentence might not ressonate anymore, the same plot might look different.
It almost becomes a different book?

Exactly! You might not enjoy a book you enjoyed 20 years ago. Or might enjoy a book you didn't 20 years ago :)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1568 on: July 07, 2020, 04:57:09 PM »
The only response to that is 'perhaps'.

People grow up. People change. It is inevitable. The place and time of your life in relation to the world is a factor but not the sole factor. Old favourites drop off, new favourites are in...it's just a organic process. 
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1569 on: July 07, 2020, 07:20:06 PM »
So, basically what you're living at a point in time, what you feel about your life and the world, makes you assign significance to certain passages, sentences or even whole plots.

If you then re-read the book several years later and your views have changed, or things you were living have 'calmed down', the same sentence might not ressonate anymore, the same plot might look different.
It almost becomes a different book?
Oh, I knew what you meant. :) I wanted to know which book you read back then that you are reading now (Jorg?) and how different you feel about it.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1570 on: July 07, 2020, 07:29:05 PM »
Ah, sorry!
Yep, it's about the Broken Empire.
I still love these books, but

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