Today on Friday Reads, let’s take a look at re-reads.
I am a huge fan of re-reading books. Partly because I read so quickly, I tend to miss the details of some scenes, so re-reading can be a great way for me to pick up on the nuances I missed the first time around. (This is also a reason why I enjoy audio books, but that’s another blog topic.) Also, when I truly enjoy a story and don’t want it to end, it’s nice to know that I can go back later and read the book again, getting reacquainted with “old friends” and seeing the adventures all over again.
Some people I know, however, aren’t as fond of re-reading. Either their favorite part of reading is the initial surprise, not knowing what’s going to happen, or they just don’t feel they have time for reading something they have read before. Now, in the case of mystery novels, I sometimes agree. The main enjoyment in some mysteries is not knowing whodunit. And yet, in some ways, I’m MORE inclined to re-read mysteries, to see if I can pick up on the clues after I know the culprit.
What about you? Do you re-read books, or just enjoy them one time? I’m always curious to see other people’s opinions about this subject.