My initial (and internal) response is, “Why?”
Long-time readers here (if there is such a thing for a blog that hasn’t celebrated it’s first anniversary) know my laments about my TBR pile. Most of my reader friends have the same sort of griefs, and yet some of them choose to pick up a tried & true and reread it.
Now when I was teaching, I didn’t have a choice. There were novels that I taught multiple times, and I always reread them as I was teaching them. But that’s different.
There are some books that I really loved when I read them – The Secret History, Possession, Fortune’s Rocks – but I can’t see taking the time to reread them when I might have a book that I’ll love just as much sitting waiting to be read. I have already come to grips with the notion that I will die before I read everything that I want to read, so why take time away from something new to read something old?
So, are you a re-reader? If so, why?
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