This week's topic:
What book(s) do you find yourself going back to? Beloved children’s classics? Favorites from college? Something that touched you and just makes you long to visit? (Because, doesn’t everybody have at least one book they would like to curl up with, even if they don’t make a habit of rereading books? Even if they maybe don’t even have the time to visit and just think back longingly?)
Oh this is a good one! I am NOT re-reader. Honestly almost never. There are two books that I re-read. TWO.
And there are two occasions that I will consider re-reading. I have SO many books on my shelf waiting to be read, I generally cannot bring myself to neglect a book I havent given attention to, to re-read a book I've already given some love.
Anyhow, the two books that I re-read just as a general rule are Harry Potter (who didn't see that one coming?) and The Giver by Lois Lowry. I absolutely adore these books and constantly find myself nostalgic for a re-read. Otherwise, I will only consider re-reading on one of these occasions:
- The book is being made into a movie and I want to refresh my memory before I go into the book-to-movie fangirl phenomena;
- or if the book has somehow induced feeling so like the feelings caused by HP and The Giver that I then become nostalgic for the said book.
I can tell you that number 1 happens often enough. Number 2, not so much. I can count on one hand the number of books that have given me those feelings. NONE! There have been some that I've wanted to re-read but I haven't. So, that says something about the books, at least they make me WANT to read them again, such as The Time Traveler's Wife, Tuck Everlasting or Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult. Love these books. Maybe one day I will read them again - but probably not, as long as authors keeping getting published.
How about you, do you re-read often? If so, what do you re-read?