What I want to know today is: do you reread books?
To answer my own question: Yes. I do. And I love it. I reread all sorts of books. Anything that I liked, I want to read again. Some are books from childhood, some are more recent. Some are quality literature and some are chick lit. I've read the Anne of Green Gables series countless times. Same with Bridget Jones's Diary. Same with most Marian Keyes books. Same with Jane Austen.
When I was living in France I only had two English books with me and I read them over and over and over. As a result I could practically recite passages from Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.
I've always been this way. I love reading some childhood classics like The Agony of Alice and the Anastasia Krupnik series and pretty much anything by Judy Blume. I still love those books and will happily read them. But it drove my mom crazy when I was younger because I would read books that were too young for me and that I'd read a million times before rather than reading new things that were at an appropriate reading level.
It never gets old. I can read a book 10 times and still come across a nuance or subtle joke that I'd never noticed before. Also even when I've read the book a million times and know exactly how it ends, I still am tempted to skip to the end to get to the good part. For example, when I read Anne of the Island I always want to skip past the part where Anne repeatedly snubs Gilbert and get to the part where they get engaged. Even though I KNOW it's coming. I am ridiculous.
Torsten is the total opposite. He never rereads books, ever, and I don't understand it at all. I feel like he's missing out on so much by not getting the pleasure of reading a book where he already knows the storyline and can absorb more of the details and nuances that he might have missed during the first reading. But I know a lot of people feel the same way as him.
So tell me, do you reread books? If so, do you do it a lot like me or only occasionally? And whether you reread books or not, what are your reasons?
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