It's time for this week's reading question, found here on Callapidder Days.
How often do you re-read books? What does it take to make you re-read?
I don't reread as often as I'd like to. I've reread the Narnia books a couple times in the past few years. I haven't even reread my Trixies in several years. I am working on rereading Harry Potter right now.
I would love to reread more books. It's a chance to revisit old friends and enjoy spending time in their company. Usually after a couple of years, I don't remember all the details of the plot, so even if I remember the general direction the plot takes, I still enjoy my time with the characters. So I guess it's great characters in a fun story that make me reread a book.
Why don't I more often? I just don't have the time. The list of new books I haven't read yet but want to read, like the latest in series or new authors to try, is always so long that I feel I am struggling to keep my head above water. Of course, when I get caught up on the "must read immediately" list, I start to panic about not having anything to read, so it's a catch 22. Anyway, I do too much else (witness my weekly TV recaps and running) to have time for all the reading I want to do, much less have time to reread old favorites.