Just a quick question, as I’m curious about this and would love to see your thoughts – why do we reread?

What makes a book worth reading more than once for you?


(will add my thoughts tomorrow too)

2 thoughts on “Why do we Reread?

  1. Great question, Ash, and I look forward to seeing your answer 🙂
    For me the most enjoyable reread was picking up Katharine Kerr’s Deverry series after almost twenty years. I first read it during my late teens to early twenties. I loved it the first time round, but I think I got more out of it, intellectually, as an adult. I love fantasy series with such a rich setting and systems (particularly magic systems) that escaping into them is a genuine experience. That is a real draw card for me – to live in that world again. But the characters are an obvious attraction too. It’s so satisfying to reread them – especially their successes.
    I’m rereading the mammothly popular ‘Song of Fire and Ice’ at the moment (book 2 ‘A Clash of Kings). I know many readers have criticised the laborious detail in the books, but I love it!

    1. Thanks!
      I should definitely try that with a few books I haven’t read since my teens, it’d be fascinating I reckon. I bet I read character motivation differently now too? I think I love re-visiting the wonder and awe of the worlds and setting too, absolutely!
      Lol, it is rich in detail, huh? 🙂 I might re-buy and re-read them one day actually, see if I still like Jon Snow.

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