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Yes, I changed the topic a little this week because I’m firmly on the side of rereading books.
Rereading books is something I tend to do in spurts. I’ll either do a lot of it or not much at all, and my reasons for doing that are simple.
Reason #1: There’s something deeply comforting about stepping into a story when you already know what’s going to happen to it. This is even more true when life is uncertain or when I’m feeling worried or sad about something.
Reason #2: Sometimes I pick up on things I didn’t remember about the characters or plot before, especially if its been a long time since I read that particular story. It’s such a warm feeling to realize that you either missed out or forgot about a small part of the storyline that makes the whole thing feel even better.
Reason #3: Rereading is like visiting an old friend and reminiscing about the adventures you had years ago. The familiarity of taking that trip down memory lane makes me smile.
26 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Why I Like Rereading Books
I like rereading books too.
Definitely agree with you on all points!!
Glad to hear it!
Yes, yes, YES!! To all your reasons. #same.
Great minds do think alike. Excellent reasons. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/10/wc-101420.html
I couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks for sharing! Here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-re-reading-books-why-or-why-not/
Cool! And you’re welcome.
I used to not be able to reread books for the longest time now I find myself going back to a few books every year. I understand it now when people say it’s a comfort and I totally agree! Awesome post!
Thank you. 🙂
Good writing can be appreciated even when you know where it’s going: there are some authors I re-read just to savor their wordplay!
I agree with all of those. I don’t re- read nearly as much as I used to, but I love a good re- read. You’re right it can be like settling in with an old friend. 🙂
I am firmly on Team Re-read here, and very much in agreement with your reasons.
Yes, absolutely! I agree with all your reasons, but #1 the most. (Actually, given how comforting I find re-reading books, I’m surprised I haven’t been doing more re-reading during this pandemic.)
That’s great. And, yeah, I feel the same way.
Yes, all your reasons. I agree!
Very much agreed! I’m relieved to see other rereaders around — for a while I seemed to be surrounded by people who never would!
I agree with all your points, but I really struggle to actually fit rereading into my schedule. I’ve got so many books I want to read, they’re usually shinnyier than a reread. I’ve started a slow reread of Discworld where I do a book every months, those are pure comfort and joy.
I hear you there. 🙂