"Reading" by Pedro Ribeiro Simoes (flickr cc)
I haven't been blogging much because I'm in the throes of book deadline hell, but I thought I'd start doing a few micro-posts about our quirks as readers. I know everyone has their different style and preferences, and that always fascinates me.
So I'd love to hear how you approach these different topics. First up, rereading.
I absolutely love when people tell me they've read my series multiple times. Or that they're going to go back to reread all the books in preparation for the next one. That is so flattering and always puts a smile on my face.
But I also have trouble relating because I am SO not a rereader. I honestly can't think of any book that I've read more than once. I've gone back and read passages from some favorite books--usually to remind myself about something or to study something about the writing. But even my favorite favorites don't get reread. And I'm not sure why. I'm sure I would enjoy rereading them. I can think of ones I'd like to reread. And I'm definitely one to rewatch favorite movies/TV shows (over and over and over).
But I think what might stop me from rereading books is that I always have a towering TBR pile. It's hard to justify reading something I've already read instead of tackling ALL THE NEW SHINY STORIES.
On my Push Your Boundaries Reading Challenge that I'm doing this year, I did include a "reread from childhood" on the list, so I guess I will tackle a reread soon. Haven't decided which one yet though.
So, you tell me, are you a rereader? If so, what makes you read a book again? What's your record for how many times you've read a particular book? If you're not a rereader, why do you think that is?
I'm really interested in what you have to say, so don't be shy, comment! : )
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