Kel Monday, May 04, 2015 discussionNot everyone likes to reread books; for some, once is enough, or there are too many other stories waiting to be read to spend time reliving one you already know. I can appreciate that mindset. To a certain extent, I fit into the latter category these days. Between eARC's, new releases and all the unread books on my shelves, it seems unproductive to set aside the TBR pile for a story I already know.
I think, somewhere along the way, I've attached this "unproductive" stigma to rereading old favorites. (Which is totally illogical because goodness knows how much time I waste watching TV shows and movies I've seen before.) But sometimes, I think we need a break from the new to go back and enjoy the old.
I think going back to something you enjoyed and want to experience again, especially when you're in a reading slump--or need a break from a sewing project that's kicking your butt--is a great way to remember the joy of reading and strip away any added pressures. So, to the kids who keep returning to a beloved story in between new books, return away; to the teens who find that one book that speaks to them. keep the dialogue going; to the adults who want to visit with old friends in Narnia, Prince Edward Island or River Heights, have at it; and to the bloggers and reviewers hemmed in by time crunches and piles of new, feel free to step back, take a break and break out the old favorites.
And feel free to talk about those old favorites, too! The copyright year does not determine the quality of a book. ;) What books do you love to reread? Or, if you're not big on rereading, what books do you remember loving?