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- v. To read again.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of reread.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. read anew; read again
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He tells me, though I almost forgot, that he read the Stein book long ago when he was in a Sartre phase – roads to freedom and all that – and he hardly remembers it, so perhaps a reread is in order.
Anything that I don't reread is either sold or given away.
The book I'd really like to reread is John Crowley's Little, Big, one of the novels that opened my eyes to the possibilities of non-Tolkienian fantasy and still one of the finest examples of it I know, not to mention a beautiful, lyrical, heartbreaking novel.
Like Courtney, for me a favorite reread is one in which I look forward to the ride, even though I know what is going to happen.
I would read a chapter, fall asleep, reread a paragraph, fall asleep, and then reread from the beginning.
I have reread favorites from childhood and have been let down by the experience, so much so that each reread is entered into with equal parts fear and hope: fear that it won't be what it was, hope that it will stand up.
A Mercy by Toni Morrison: David L. Carpenter, Boston notes: Elinor, Your review had the word reread more than once, yet you tell of being drawn in powerfully.
Also, we'll always have our entire library with us, ready to be read or reread, which is good news for readers.
But with so many good books to be published, finding time to reread is tough.
It won't classify as a reread of course but there is something very satisfying about reading an entire body of someone's work.
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