DO YOU RE-READ BOOKS?
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What books have you re-read, and why?
I used to re-read a lot more before blogging. I have re-read the Dune Series twice, the Thomas Covenant Series twice, the Earthsea trilogy once, I have re-read Jane Eyre about six times, and To Kill a Mockingbird around four times. Of course I have given a Wrinkle In Time several re-reads, too. I couldn't even guess at how many times I have re-read books one time, especially classics. Plus, the Harry Potter books... I probably read the first book five or six times. I must admit that The Half-Blood Prince I only read twice and The Deathly Hallows just once, but the rest were read at least three times each.
For me I think maybe the first re-read is to see if I can pick up on foreshadowing and details I missed the first time around. Reading a book after knowing the outcome can be a wholly different experience. If I want to re-read it more than once, I think it is probably for comfort reasons. I noticed I did quite a bit of re-reading right after my ex left.
I have been trying to set aside more time for re-reads this year and have found that listening to audiobooks is wonderful for this, especially for classics.
I am also planning on re-reading all of the Harry Potter books as I aquire the illustrated editions.
What types of books do you find yourself re-reading?