Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Let's talk about reading a book more than once, shall we? Alright, I'm not really asking, it's my blog, we're talking about it. ;)
I've been thinking about this topic for awhile. Are you a re-reader? And if so, is it books you absolutely love, or the first books in series as a refresher for the newest to be published? Wow, did that even make sense?
Anywho, I've been thinking about this because I plan on re-reading the Inheritance books before the fourth comes out for both reasons. I love them and I want a refresher. But, truth be told, I'm not much of a re-reader. I read the Harry Potter books more than once just cause I liked them and I'll re-read a book that my book club is reading if it's been awhile since I last read it, but now-a-days there's so many new books I almost feel like I don't have time for a re-read. Which is just plain silly. If we like a book, shouldn't we read it again and again? Shouldn't we WANT to read it more than once because we already know we love it? With new books, there's that element of something new and unknown to you, but you risk reading a book you don't enjoy. But if you don't read it, how will you find new books that become new favorites that are deserving of a re-read?
Jenni Elyse, a book blogging friend says she re-reads some series all over again every time new one comes out! Wow, I can't say I'm that much of a re-reader. And, on the other hand, we have Suey, another blogging friend, who says there's no point in re-reads with a series because the next book always has so much back info that catches you up. (I hope I quoted you guy's correctly) Anywho, I think I fall somewhere in the middle, I love reading books I've never read before and there are soooo many that I rarely find time for re-reads. However, I always find myself thinking of past favorite books that I just feel like reading again. At least I know I already love them. Like...