Saturday, October 19, 2013

Let's Talk: Re-reads

Let's Talk is a weekly meme hosted by Melissa at i swim for oceans. Each week, there's a new topic to discuss. 

This week, let's talk about Re-reads.

Do you ever re-read books that didn't work for you the first time around and have them work the next time? Has it ever worked the opposite for you? 

I'm just not the type of reader who re-reads. I don't think I've ever, in my entire life, re-read a book, unless it was required reading. For me, I just think that they're are so many great books out there, waiting to be read, that the time spent reading a book I've already read before could be put to better use reading one of the many books from my TBR. There are just too many books to read and not enough time!

Also, I tend not to DNF books, so trying  to re-read a DNF isn't likely. Furthermore, I don't really see the point in re-reading books you didn't enjoy the first time around. If you didn't enjoy it initially, what makes you think you'll like it the next time? I'm sure there are some books I've read that I found mediocre, but I'd enjoy the second time around, but then we get back to the too many books, too little time problem. 

Given that I don't re-read, there are actually quite a few books on my bookshelf that I hope to re-read one day. Maybe next year I'll sign up for some type of re-reads challenge, to actually push me to do it, because I really don't see myself doing it otherwise. 

Just a selection of the books I hope to one day re-read. 

1 comment:

  1. YES! I hope to re-read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, too! I loved it the first time around, but I hope I have a more...realistic...reaction this time :)


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