We all have our favorite books – some we may even dive back into because we loved the characters or the world. But I noticed lately that I don’t re-read
very often like at all anymore, and I will actually skip on a sequel if I feel like I NEED to re-read.
This came to me when I was looking for series that I have yet to finish (thanks to Danielle and the series challenge) and there were 4 that I pushed aside because I felt like I would have to re-read the first book in order to finish the series.
Then, I really thought about it – and it’s more than just with series books. I hardly EVER re-read anymore. Why is that?
It’s just not the same the second time around
From forming attachments to characters, swooning for THE GUY or imagining yourself in the world – it is just NEVER the same the second time. For me anyway. This isn’t a standard rule, by any means – because I could probably go back and re-read A Thousand Pieces of You or The Infinite and still love it and not be bored. But I could not picture myself re-reading Twilight (baha) or say, The Moral Instruments.
I just spoiled myself
Just saying that makes me laugh. But you know what’s going to happen – and even though there are times that I want to be spoiled, I typically don’t. And I feel like re-reading something, knowing the outcome, lessens that level of intensity and emotion.
I don’t have the time
I just don’t. This isn’t just because of review books either. There are so many other ME books that I want to read – so why not read them vs something I already read?
I use to re-read all the time. Before we moved to a more populated area and I didn’t have to drive 15 miles in the mountains to go to the library, I didn’t really have a choice. (Also, no eReader). So, is because of life change? Or because of my options now? Or is it just growth of a reader? I don’t know.
Tell Me Your Thoughts
Do you Re-Read? Why or Why not?
If so, are there any books in particular that you like to re-read?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.