from the Readables of the YouTubes made a video about rereading books, and I
liked it. I thought I’d write about it. Pricilla said she hasn’t reread that
many of her books, and was asking what kinds of books you’d reread, and which
you would give a new chance, and which you wouldn’t give a new chance.
books quite a lot. I reread books all the time. I mainly do it because I loved
the books and I want to experience it again. I want to live in that world
again. I can’t remember all the books I’ve reread because I’m not good at
keeping track, and I haven’t figured out how to use the feature on Goodreads
where you can put in how you’ve read a book more than once. There’s a sentence.
Books I know I have read more than once
I used to
do this thing where I would reread the preceding books when a new book came out
in the series, because logic. I don’t know why I did it, but I did that. I have
also reread the whole series again after all the books came out. And then one
more time, because I can’t get enough.
This is also
a series where I’ve read most of the books more than once, but I can’t remember
how many times. I haven’t reread the last three, because I don’t know. But I
have reread the first eleven, seriously. All eleven of them, and the prequel I
have read more than once.
read it the first time, my mother read it to my sister and me. Then when I got
old enough, and learned to read I read it on my own. Then I read it a couple of
times, and then I got it into my head that I should reread it before the movies
came out, so I’ve sort of read it once a year the last two years.
of the Slave Prince
I had a
habit of reading this once a year, in the summer specifically, because it’s a
fantastic story. It’s adventure and excitement and fun, and Tom Collins is a
spectacular main character, and yes, he is named after a drink. I haven’t read
it in a while, I probably should.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series
This is a
series I reread purely because I thought it was fun, and it was equally fun the
love rereading books, especially the Harry Potter books, because I’ve seen
things that I didn’t notice the first time, like how the continuity is so
saturated through the books. In the Goblet of Fire the first chapter, I think,
you hear the story of Frank, who lived on the grounds of the Riddle house and
he mentions to the police that he saw a young man walking around the grounds
the night the Riddles died. And I didn’t realize it the first time, and then in
the Half-blood Prince we’re told that Voldemort killed his family, and then
when I reread the fourth book I was like: OH! That was fucking coherent as
shit. They also mention in the Goblet of Fire that the Lovegoods live near the
Weasleys, which is important in the Deathly Hallows. So those kinds of things
are really cool about rereading books.
really like rereading for the jokes again, seeing them again, and see the jokes
retold again, and seeing how the story evolves again. I find it interesting.
there are some books I probably wouldn’t reread, because I am bitter, old and
cynical. I have issues with Pippi Longstocking, which I went through in another
post, and I don’t think I’d reread those books because it would ruin the nice
memories. I’m sad.
that’s quite incoherent and weird, but if it were coherent it wouldn’t be me.
So that’s what I thought about rereading books, hope you liked it.