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Prompts: How many times is enough? Why re-read at all? Is re-reading just a comforting pastime? Or is there excitement to be relived? What kind of books do you re-read? Do you ever re-read books you don’t like in hopes that it will be better the second time? Were there any books you didn’t like as a child but liked as an adult, or vice versa? (Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole)
I am a serial rereader. I rereads parts and I reread whole books. I read for the first time then I reread twice after. There is also a book I’ve reread almost yearly since I first picked it up. How many times is enough? There is no set number. “Enough” is dependent on the reader.
I mostly reread books I love and sometimes I also reread books that, for some reason, I can’t seem to get out of my mind. I also realized a year or so ago that rereading wasn’t just about how much I loved a book. It also brought me comfort. It is nice to know what is going to happen or to discover new things about a book I enjoyed. I also tend to reread when the next book is coming out and I’ve forgotten what happened in the last book.
I have tried to reread books I didn’t like in hopes it will be better the second time around. This requires that there be at least something that caught my attention in the first place. For some of these books, the second time worked like a charm. Sometimes rereading also backfires. I reread a book I loved only to find that it’s not as good as I remembered it. I hate when this happens! It makes me wish I hadn’t read it the second time.
What about you? What are you thoughts about this? Are you a rereader too? Or, are you strictly one and done?