Daily Archives: May 18, 2015

Are You a Re-reader?

I LOVE rereading some of the books on my keeper shelf. Recently, I was amazed to discover during a conversation with a friend and avid reader that she never rereads books–even those she adored. “There are so many books,” my friend said, “why would I reread one I’ve already read?”Books

There are so many reasons!

  • I may have forgotten more about the book than the basic plot.
  • Sometimes, I may have forgotten the plot.
  • I may have forgotten what it was that made me love the book so much that I had to keep it.
  • Rereading a favorite book allows me to not rush through the chapters in search of ‘what happens next’ and enjoy the prose.
  • I discover new aspects of the book I never realized were there before.
  • If it’s a favorite author, I can plot his/her growth as an author.
  • Figuring out what I love about a book helps me become a better writer.
  • I can fall in love with the book all over again!

My friends still wasn’t convinced, but I hold firm in my enjoyment of rereading favorite books. What about you? Do you reread? If so, why? If not, why not?

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