QUOTE(linda.ff @ Mar 18 2012, 09:20 PM)
Do any of you read books a second or third time?
I do; loads. I'm far more likely to turn to something I've already read, and I have to make a deliberate effort to try something new. In fact the only two new books I can think of that I've read recently were Mr Rosenblums List and Wolf Hall (and I'll be reading the sequel to that as soon as it's out). It must be more than this but these are the only 2 I can think of off the top of my head. I must read more new books!
As far as re-reading goes, the ones that leap out from my shelves are - all of Jane Austen, a lot of Dickens, Vanity Fair, Cold Comfort Farm, the Mapp and Lucia books, certain Hilary Mantel and Muriel Spark and Georgette Heyer if I'm in the mood (if I get started on one of hers I usually have to read all the ones I have, which is quite a lot).
There are authors I've re-read several times in the past but, looking at the shelves again, realise I haven't looked at for years, eg Mary Wesley and Barbara Trapido.
And, thanks to Stetenorve, this week I've been re-reading Sharpe
But, following this thread I think it's time to break out Middlemarch again