This week, I’m once again joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…
How many books have you re-read? If you have re-read books, please tell us the book’s title and why you re-read it.
Because I am not the best at tracking books I read (my Goodreads is soooo far behind I don’t know why I bother sometimes), I couldn’t honestly answer this question. I have no idea how many books I’ve re-read over the years. However, I would say that – once I was into the realm of “grown-up” books – very few.
As a child I re-read books a lot (the Famous Five I knew by heart – all 21 of them). As an adult, I think my thought process has been so many books, so little time – time better spent reading something new rather than reading something I already know the ending of.
Saying that, I do occasionally revisit a book, maybe because it’s an old favourite or because an anniversary has left me wondering if it has stood the test of time. Other reasons might be someone mentioning it and me realising I don’t remember a thing about it or that I’m reading a prequel, sequel, or another book in the series and need to remember what else has happened.
Since starting my blog (almost three years ago I realise), I have re-read six books, all of which I’ve reviewed here and all of which, I am pleased to say have stood the test of time and were just as enjoyable the second time around. If you are interested in what they were and what they thought you can read more here:
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover
What about you? Do you re-read books – a lot, a little, or not at all?