Do you reread?

I am not a rereader. I love to be on to the next book. I'm the same way with movies. I hardly ever watch a movie over and over again. I like to move on. What is the point in rereading something when you already know how it will end?

Well, there is a reason that classics are called classics. They can be read many times and never get old. They have details and themes that may have been passed up the first time around. And I think that as I grow older and experience more, I see things differently. This was apparent when I reread To Kill a Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice. I first read these as a teenager. I thought that I remembered these books, but I was surprised that I remembered very little. I really enjoyed reading them a second time.

Do you reread? If so, what books are your favorites to read over and over again?

2 comments:

Adaire February 10, 2010 at 2:27 PM  

I rarely reread, but I have recently revisited books I read in my youth. I understand and enjoy them so much more now. I loved rereading the "A Wrinkle In Time" series.

The only book I reread in recent years was "The Time Traveler's Wife." I know I shouldn't love it, but I do. The story just appeals to me. I also reread the John Groberg books. I love his outlook and stories. Oh, I also went back and reread favorite parts of "These Is My Words." That is a great one!

I find that sometimes it has been years since I've seen a movie and don't remember exactly how things went. I'm usually entertained all over again by watching the movie again. I should really start looking at books the same way. Maybe I'll start revisiting more of the books I read years ago.

Ann Boblett February 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM  

The only time I reread a book is when I have nothing new in the house.

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