To re-read or not to re-read

Today’s post was going to generally cover reading, what I like to read, what I’m currently reading, and what my favourites are. Then my mother came into my room last night and informed me that she was embarking on a task she had never done before: re-reading a book. Her TBR pile is bigger than me, and when I asked why she doesn’t re-read her response was simple: “because there are so many books to read!” So my question to you, is do you re-read, or don’t you?

I love to re-read my favourites. I must have read the Study Series by Maria V Snyder at least four times. I don’t know how many times I read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and Charlotte’s Web as a child. The thought then struck me; I have only read Harry Potter once. My mother has a very valid point, that there is a world full of books that haven’t been read, or even written yet, and we only have so much time to read them. However, I can’t bring myself to completely abandon a world where I have loved (and lost) characters, places, and lived entirely different lives. Yet I did, when I closed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

My TBR pile is growing and I am not making any headway with Beautiful Creatures. Lately things have been a bit chaotic and I couldn’t muster the energy to immerse myself in someone else’s chaos too. Do you have reads you save for when you need an easy pick-me-up? Or do you prefer to ignore your own challenges by reading about somebody else’s?

I’ve changed the pace a bit today with less words and more questions. I’m really interested in your responses and what you’re reading at the moment! Let me know if you prefer posts this length or longer in the comments!

-L x

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