Today’s Revelation

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Just started a new book, thinking the characters and world sound familiar. Well, you know, after a while all of the dystopian worlds begin to sound somewhat alike, think I.

As I’m going to Goodreads to put the book in the “currently reading” mode, I realize that it’s the second in the series, and I read the first last year.

Maybe I’m reading too much?

What?

Never! πŸ˜‰

If that or something similar has ever happened to you, please let me know so that I feel a little better.

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35 thoughts on “Today’s Revelation

  1. It hasn’t happened to me, but don’t worry, you’re not alone… A friend of mine has bought the same book twice at least 3 or 4 times… It is now a running gag between us. When she goes book shopping, she always thinks twice when she feels like a story seems really interesting πŸ˜› LOOOL

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  2. Happens to me all the time. I recently went book shopping and picked out a book that sounded really good, yet familiar. Well when I got home and placed the book on the shelf I realized it sounded familiar because I already bought and read said book. Don’t feel bad at all. It happens to the best of us.

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  3. I started reading a book and had the same thought, “Hey, wait a sec – this is all so vaguely familiar – let me guess, this happens next? Yep! That happened next.” So I checked on Goodreads and turns out I had finished the same book the previous year. Kind of similar!

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  4. I have done it. Many years apart, but the book held such appeal I bought it again. Funnily enough, I enjoyed it as much the second time round, and it’s unusual for me to forget a book I’ve read. My kids are constantly astounded when I can tell them exactly what happened and when and to whom. rofl. that made it that much funnier when I did it. smirk smirk

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      • I completely understand. Unfortunately for me at anywhere from 150 to 200 books a year, my recollection sucks unless it’s a tremendous book…or until I read enough to remember. πŸ™‚

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      • I can’t imagine reading that many books a year. I’d love to, but I don’t have that kind of money. Still it makes for a fantabulous author! hint hint cause you are! Your writing is excellent!

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      • now you know why I am a fan of the library and ARCs. The only fully priced books I’ve bought in the past year were gifts. I am a bad person. (I do buy used books though. I am still a bad person. :D)

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      • roflmao, I don’t see anything wrong with buying used. At the prices today, it’s a plus. I’m a huge fan of the library rofl. It’s where I read most of my books although it’s somewhat limited in what they have. I’ve read everything on the romance mystery end of things so I’ve run out. That’s why I value your blog and take on books. It gives me a good list that I value because I can’t afford to buy much. Your take is usually dead on so I can’t thank you enough.

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      • Does your library offer electronic books? That’s the way I’ve been borrowing from the library for a while now. Although, I do have to admit that our library and its resources are very, very good.

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      • I’m a speed reader. It doesn’t take me long to finish a book. The library refused to give me any more because they didn’t believe me and my daughter had to go talk to them and explain that I was in fact reading all the books. You can takeout 5 at a time and in less than a week I’d read all 5 and want more. haha

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  5. it hasn’t happened to me but i did read two very similar books back to back and was so confused when i was writing about them in my journal about them i gave up. yes you are reading too much – its a good thing in my books!

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    • Yes, some romances are far too similar, and I frequently mix them up or combine them in my mind, which is why I am so ecstatic when I read something completely different.
      The book I am currently reading is a dystopia mystery, and very good, which is why I am surprised I didn’t remember the first in the series.
      Regardless, I don’t think I would ever want to read less. πŸ™‚
      What are you currently reading?

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      • i love dystopian novels and have read the popular ones like the hunger Games and Divergent series, also the Giver. Can’t recall off hand the others, but yes they are amazing. i do think a lot of the plots are quite similar and its the writing style that differs and so we can easily mistake not recognising it.

        yes i would never want to read any less, i wish we had more hours in a day…LOL!

        I am currently reading Swing Time by Zadie Smith, just finished Purple Hibiscus by by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, both very impressive female writers.

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      • The Giver novel explained more than the movie. the feeling of helplessness propelled characters to act bravely. I liked the writing style too, smooth and concise. ah yes! I wish I could have the same occupation!😊😊

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