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In my honest opinion, life is too short to re-read a book that you have already plowed through and disliked. That would be like dumping a boyfriend and then considering to hook up with him again five years later because you think you may have been wrong. As a reader, my time is valuable and I have been reading books long enough to trust my instincts. I get what people are saying here about maturing and learning to read books through new eyes, but at the rate at which books are being published there are just too many good ones hitting to shelves to waste time on the bad ones.
If you enjoy British humor, which to be honest is mostly snark and sarcasm, then you will love the character of Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Forget the movie, it does a pretty poor job of capturing the wit and weary resignation of Arthur as he finds himself not only losing his house, but also his planet when some aliens decide Earth is in the way of their hyperspace bypass. This is just the beginning of his adventures and his comments and reactions to the absurdity of the situations that he finds himself in kept me laughing throughout the books. Douglas Adams had a definite knack for funny characters and it's not just Arthur who can make you laugh, but also the rest of the cast, especially Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android.
The only non-fiction books that ever really grab my attention are the biographies about people that I admire or find interesting. I've also read a couple of biographies about people who have led very interesting or unusual lives. I can recommend A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It Or Not!" Ripley by Neal Thompson for one as well as Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner by Martin Gardner. Both books caught my attention due to their titles and both ended up being very enjoyable reads despite being non-fiction.