Monday, May 11, 2009

Musing Mondays - Re-Reading

Have you ever finished a book, then turned around and immediately re-read it? Why? What book(s)? (question courtesy of MizB)

My answer...never! As a general rule, I do not re-read books. I have a couple of reasons for this...

1) I have so many books in my TBR, I just don't have time to re-read.

2) Nothing is ever the same for me the second time around. When I've gone on vacation and loved a location, it was never as good the second time I went. It's the same with books for me. I think it comes from knowing exactly what's going to happen next. It just loses something for me.

3) If I loved a book so much, I just don't want to take the chance that the next time I won't like it and it would ruin it for me.

Do you re-read?

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  1. You got valid points there. But I have re-read some boks which only enhanced the pleasure for me.

    Doing an about turn

  2. I have a few favorites that are just as good the second or third, etc. time around.

  3. I don't reread books now as my tbr list is too long!

  4. I only reread books from my childhood which I have forgotten.

  5. I will re-read a book if I absolutely fell in love with it the first has to be pretty special, though. :) I have a few on my shelves that are THAT special.

  6. As an adult, I don't reread very often. But I did so much as a child and teenager. However, as I've been reading people's posts I realized that I do reread nonfiction. Usually because I can't keep all the info in my brain!

  7. Other than my ultimate favorites, it happens only when I don’t understand what I’m reading.

  8. I totally agree! I have way too many new (to me) books to read and don't want to waste the time re-reading books


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