A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Have you ever bought a book, started reading it and then realised you have already read it? If so, how far did you get? (Can you tell this happened to me for the first time ever this week!?!)
And–did you keep reading??
Yes, this has happened to me a few times. I read about 4 or 5 pages and started thinking, "I think I read this book before!" Did I keep reading? No, I paged through the book, read here and there to be sure I wasn't mistaken.
Buying books I had already read was the reason I started keeping track of all the books I read. In January 2012, I created a blog just for that reason, all the books I read are posted on my "Book Lust Journal" blog with a short review, a reminder for me of what I thought of the book.
Have you ever bought a book and later realized you already read it?