Re: Major Minor -- Who Tanked? (or screwed up)
posted at 4/9/2012 1:49 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Major Minor -- Who Tanked? (or screwed up)
Thanks for reposting my awesome speech! I knew it was good, but I don't think these guys want to read it over and over again. But, I wouldn't blame them. I've read '2001: A Space Odyssey' two or three times and I might read it again!...it's that good!
Posted by ZILLAGOD
I was wondering if that was a way of saying "encore, encore" -- :D
As for re-reading a book, that's not only a way to enhance your reading experience with a particular book -- re-reading books is a recommended practice by the literary elite -- seriously. I heard a fantastic narrative on this, and the theory is that every time you re-read a book, you have grown as a person, and your experience with the book will be different each time -- not only that, but you will always pull different aspects of the work out, see them differently, and learn, see, and feel differently as well.
There is a tendency to feel that there is so much literature to read and experience, it's impossible (and even a waste of time) to re-read a book, but the opposite it true: it's a practice more people should develop with books that they love, far more enriching than being quantity oriented.
Anyhow, another helping of "2001, a Space Odyssey" -- comin right up. :)
NOTE: Think of the hundreds upon hundreds of times (thousands?) we hear songs over and over. Boggles the mind. :)