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?
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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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 😛 LOOOL
That must be a really good book!
and thank you. It’s always good to know one’s not alone…lol
🙂 I meant that it happened to her with 3 or 4 different books… LOL
and I’m still laughing so thanks. I needed that laugh.
Glad I could give you a good giggle!! 🙂 xx
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.
Well, at least you’re true to the books you like!
I did actually do that with a book I ordered from Better World Books and then realized I needed to start marking them down in Goodreads.
Thanks, Alecia! 🙂
Exactly. I now have a library app on my phone that helps with not buying duplicates. If I feel like I already own the book I just pull my phone out and check now.
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!
Are we just so busy or what? It’s an amazing deja vu experience, except not deja vu at all! 🙂
It happens to me as well, but I make sure to flip through a little first. 😉
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
Wow. I am impressed. My book recall is mediocre unless I really, really loved the book.
I may forget the cover or they change it up at some point, but as soon as I read the characters I know I’ve read it before. I love reading, what can I say? hahaha
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. 🙂
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!
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)
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.
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.
It does, and that’s how I’ve been reading them. It seems being the avid reader I am cause I can read a 600 page book in 2 hours, that I’ve outdone myself lol
wow! That’s a lot of pages.
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
I’ve done it on purpose (love the book so I read it again) but I’ve not done it by accident. 🙂
I’ve hardly ever done it on purpose. 😉 lol……too many books……
That’s better than starting the second in a series and realizing you haven’t read the first.
That happens a lot, but usually I know it….usually is the operative word. 🙂
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!
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. 🙂
What are you currently reading?
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.
Oh, I have to read The Giver. I’ve heard great things about it. I also mean to read Zadie Smith. Too little time! Be nice to be paid to book blog. lol 🙂
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!😊😊
I try not to see movies before I’ve read the book, so it will all be new to me. I’ll get it on loan from the library. Thank you for the suggestion! 🙂