Hey guys, today I am finally back with a discussion! This post might actually be an honest to God, miracle. I rarely write discussions because while I find it easy to think up topics, I find the act of writing the posts to be really daunting. So welcome to one of the only discussions you will see from me ever. Just kidding, I am really hoping to make more of an effort with discussions this year!
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Re-reading books is something I love to do. Mainly for the nostalgia factor, especially if I’m reading a book from my childhood like the Door trilogy, Harry Potter series or Henry Hory Hobson. When I re-read these books now almost ten years later after having read them the first time I am hit with all these feelings, mostly happiness but, also sadness, they, more than anything else really show me how much I have been through in my life so far. They remind me upon every re-read of how much older I am getting (which should be more obvious, but somehow it’s not) and how bad my memory is lol.
I find that re-reading a book, particularly a favourite really helps me to get out of reading slumps!
- it’s fun
I mean come on, re-reading books is so much fun! You know, that feeling when you pick up an old favourite and you figure why not just re-read the first page for old nostalgia reasons and suddenly you’re 100 pages into The Philosopher’s Stone and why not just keep going? I mean, you can’t wipe that smile off your face so why not just keep going?
- you pick up on more stuff
I’m pretty sure that every time I pick up The Doors trilogy or Harry Potter I definitely re-discover some obscure plot element or I pick up more of the little things in the writing or background of the story and there is nothing more fun than that.
I know that while I read a lot while I was younger I did miss a lot of info from books so when I re-read older books nowadays it’s pretty much like reading a whole new book
- you could be reading other books
My inner monologue when re-reading a certain series: Why are you re-reading Harry Potter for the 15th time when you could be reading pretty much anything else? You literally have whole shelves of unread books, what are you doing with your life? Get your priorities straight!
- you feel guilty
Ahh, how my guilt shines through in my inner monologue!
I’m coming to terms with my love for re-reading but I often still feel guilty! Usually, it all comes down to whether or not I want to prioritise a book I usually read every 2 or 3 years or whether I want to re-read a brand new 2018 release!
- you might end up hating it
WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO IF I RE-READ A BOOK OR GOD FORBID, A FAVOURITE AND I END UP HATING IT???
This is my worst fear with re-reading books. I love books pretty intensely so, what happens if I hate a book? How am I supposed to react to that?
BOOKS I LOVE RE-READING
BOOKS I NEED TO RE-READ