I know I’m not alone in this but it always strikes me as odd when the majority of people I know say they don’t do this…
I am a serial re-reader. I keep ALL my books* so I have a library of my favourite stories to go back to.
Like TV shows and movies I’ll generally re-read a book or series at the same time of year every few years because I’m a sucker for nostalgia. There’s no greater feeling than going back and revisiting characters and stories, even fictitious places [coughHOGWARTScough]. I am not one of those people who thinks ‘I’ve read it once, what’s the point in reading it again?’.
As a kid I would read the same books over and over because I have a very vivid imagination so basically ANY book I read becomes real in my mind. The whole story plays out in my brain even when I’m not reading it. I like to keep the characters alive by imagining what they’re doing whilst I’m pottering around. Maybe this is psychotic? I don’t really mind, it’s fun to have a character quirk, right?!
Anywaaaay; re-reading is fun. It also helps you discover hidden gems you may not have caught the first time around. I know when I read Wuthering Heights for the first time I thought it was just awful. I had to read it again a week later for Uni and I was actually amazing at how much I liked it. Going over it again was like seeing the story in a totally different light. Basically I really recommend it [both Wuthering Heights and re-reading].
I’m currently going back through some of my older series that I always look at longingly but never have time to read. I’ve shelved all my new books and my current read is the Vampire Academy book series [included Book Depository link as they have a good deal on at the moment – affiliate link**!). I am not ashamed! Teen fiction and paranormal romance books are my jam. I was representing vampire love before Twilight hit the big screen [I’ll have you know I actually read it before it became the overly drawn out franchise].
If you are a fan of reading books over and over tell me which ones they are!
*Ok I actually had to be a good girl and give away a load of books; I sadly/happily donated 3 FULL bags to a local charity shop!
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