Today’s discussion is all about re-reading books and why I think it is important to re-read books.  Personally, I love to re-read books and I can manage to find a balance between re-reading older books and reading more recent titles.  There are a lot of positive things about reading books again.  When you read a book for the first time, you have certain thoughts and feelings or your thoughts and feelings about the book might not be clear.  For example, I already read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, however, my thoughts and feelings weren’t very clear when I first read it.  When I read it again, this coming month (December) I am hoping my thoughts and feelings about the script will be more concise.  Over time it is possible that feelings about a certain book will change, therefore it is good to re-read the book to see whether or not your feelings have truly changed.  Another advantage to re-reading books is that you pick up on things that you may have missed the first time, and if there were things that you didn’t quite understand the first time, you may gain a better understanding of the things that you didn’t understand.  There are quite a few books that I read this year that I had read at some point during my school career and wanted to re-read them for one reason or another.  What do you think about re-reading books? Do you make time to do so? Why or why not?  For me, I think it’s important to find a balance between re-reading books that you really loved and reading the more recent trendy titles.

20 thoughts on “#ReReading

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  2. I love to re-read few books which can help me grow constructively. And the other books once only. And the important thing with re-reading is with every repetition our understanding grows.

  3. I always likr rereadong, especially of if it is a book I really like, sometimes its great because I sometimes see other story elements that I haven’t seen before. Great post!

  4. I love this topic because I’m always thinking I want to reread more. I’ve only done it a few times (mainly Harry Potter), but then I felt like I was “wasting” my time because I was dedicating time to a story I already knew, instead of focusing on a new one. This, of course, is a totally wrong way to see the whole thing because, as you said, with each reread, you discover something new. I’ve changed a lot since I last read some books, so maybe I’ll feel differently about them or see them from a new perspective, and that’s so cool and interesting. So I’m hoping to reread more next year (new year’s resolution, maybe?). Great discussion Ashley 😀

  5. Great post, Ashley! I love rereading my favourite books. I used to reread Harry Potter all the time. There’s so many books that I want to reread, but I just find myself reading new ones because of how crazy my TBR is, haha. I think I’ll definitely try and set more time aside in 2017 for rereads.

  6. I normally don’t reread books, but I’ve considered changing my mind on that front. There’s nothing wrong with rereading a story you love. You’ll get a new perspective every time! Great post, Ash!

  7. I rarely re-read books that is not Harry Potter 😛 It’s because there is so many books out there I want to read, and I don’t have the time for re-reading. There is some books that I want to re-read, The Hunger games books and The Uglies series. I am 100% sure I will re-read my new favorite book The Lies of Locke Lamora, either next year or the year after that.

  8. I usually only re read my favorite books. But recently I’ve given thought to re reading a few I had mixed feelings about so that I can give them a second chance. I have been thinking about adding one book to re read a month to my challenges next year. But we’ll see how that goes.

  9. I agree! There have been a couple of occasions where I’ve enjoyed a novel a lot more during my second reading of it. You almost always pick up details you previously missed too 🙂

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