Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fall Into Reading Questions - Week 2

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.


Shonya said...

Yes, I'm with you--most of the reason I love to re-read is because of the characterization. But I am guessing I re-read more than you do, as I have even more reasons to re-read. chuckle! :)

Mark said...

I agree with all your reasons. If I had the time for it, I would reread more often.

Matt said...

I don't read as much as you do, but I love re-reading and don't find time for it. I recently finished re-reading a big favourite series (Jim Butcher's Dresden Files) before I bought and purchased the newest volume. Other people often don't understand re-reading...but it is wonderful to "catch up" with old friends.

Mark said...

If I reread all my series before the next one came out, I'd never have time to read the new ones. :) Still, talking about it like that makes me jealous.