Book Blogger Hop | Have You Ever…

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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Have you ever started reading a book and suddenly realized you’ve already read it?

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer


Back when I only read physical books, it would definitely happen every now and again. I still look at books on my bookshelf and ponder whether or not I ever read them. I can’t think of any specific book, but I’ve always read tons, so it would be pretty remarkable if I did remember a particular title.

But, now, I mostly read ebooks. Both Kindle and Apple Books marks not only if you’ve read a book but if you partially read it – it will show you what the percent read is. I still find myself arguing with my iPad every once in a while thinking I have already read a book that it shows unread but the iPad wins every time 😜

Have you ever started reading a book only to realize you already read it?

22 Replies to “Book Blogger Hop | Have You Ever…”

  1. Years and years ago, before there was a Goodreads and digital books, I found it difficult to remember sometimes if I’d read a specific book by a favorite, prolific author and would buy a paperback I’d already read. It was rare but without a system it could happen. Today? Not a chance. I am manic about tracking everything related to my books on Goodreads.

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  2. I have, back in the library days. The description sounded so good. I started it. Hated it. Returned it. Did the same thing months later. So disappointing.

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    1. That is disappointing. If the description was good enough to attract you more than once – the pages should have delivered. At least you didn’t buy it either time.

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  3. I haven’t done this – yet. As you said, with ebooks it’s more difficult to accidentally reread. My dad says it happens to him all the time with print books.

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    1. Same for me (before I switched to ebooks). I’m surprised they never came up with a way to easily mark print books so you’d know that yes I did read and finish this book.

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  4. Love your gif! My mother in law STILL gets confused. Even with the Kindle. No, I seriously don’t know how…! Like you say, it shows you that it’s read.

    In the days before technology (not THAT long ago) and before spreadsheets and bullet journaling became a thing, you bet that I got confused with what I’ve read and what not. I still get confused with some authors. Especially Mary Higgins Clark!

    There is definite improvement since Goodreads happened though.

    Have a wonderful weekend and here’s my Friday Fives #1

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    1. I think all the digitizing of reading has been so helpful – from Goodreads to ebooks.


  5. Yes have done definitely done that!!! Was halfway through a book and it felt so familiar as reading felt so familiar when I showed it to one of my friends she was like we read that book together 🙈

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  6. I’ve done this a few times myself. Mainly with physical books- the best part of Kindle is the warning you’ve already purchased this because they’ve saved me a few times!

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  7. I’ve managed to do this even on my kindle. Though usually it’s when the book was so bad that I deleted it from not only my kindle but from the cloud too! Or when I read it as a freebie download, so that it shows as a document. I’ve definitely mistakenly re-read physical books.

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    1. I never delete anything – I just mark as read and have Kindle set to just show unread. But I can totally see how that could happen. How frustrating!

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  8. Happened to me back when I refused to re-read books. I only realised after getting 2/3 of the way through that I’d read it before 😂

    On the plus side, I now enjoy re-reading stuff.

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