I am not a re-reader. The only books I have ever re-read have been a mistake, it is a HUGE disappointment to get half way through and to suddenly remember the ending. I want new and exciting, not a rehash of what I have already read. I love that sense of anticipation, what is going to happen, will they survive? For me opening a new book and having no idea of what is ahead gives me that the sense of wonder about the unknown that makes reading such a pleasure.
Re-readers like to experience the different emotions from re-reading, finding out something they may have missed, luxuriating in the words and the structure, reuniting with an old friend. Some read the same book each year, others come back to a book that offers them comfort and familiarity. My mother read The Wind in the Willows whenever life became hard, for some reason Mole offered comfort when others couldn’t! Re-reading: the ultimate guilty pleasure explains the reasons for re-reading better than I can … I still don’t get it but I suspect that you are either re-read or you don’t, but a tiny piece of me wonders if I should?
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