Hey everyone! It's March already. I can't believe it. This year is already flying by.
Before I get into this, I'd just like to say these are my opinions. I am in no way saying that you should have these opinions or that mine are correct. This is simply a post open to discussion, and you're free to share your opinions as well. :) I love hearing them!
Today I want to talk about something that I don't do often, and that is reread books. I've probably only reread a handful of books in my entire life. There are a few reasons for that, the first one being that there are way too many books on my TBR pile for me to go back and reread books I've already read. I just have so many new books I need to get into, series I need to start - there isn't time!
The second reason is that it isn't often I find a book I actually want to reread. I think I'm a bit picky when it comes to books, and especially when it comes to characters. I've read John Green's Looking for Alaska either two or three times, I can't remember. Alaska really stuck with me even after I finished the book, and so that was my reason for rereading it.
There are also books from when I was a lot younger that I still reread, just because it reminds me of when I was a little third grader. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester is one of those books. I can't even count how many times I've read it. I adored it so much that I went and bought it (I had borrowed it from the library originally) right after I finished it and then read it again. I still pick it up sometimes when I'm having a bad day and just need to escape to a story I know well - even if it is a children's book.
And how could I forget Harry Potter? I've read the series a couple of times, and I think I've read the third book more than any of the others because it was - and still is - my favorite. Back when I read it as an eight-year-old the way everything tied together at the end astonished me. I was in awe. I still remember the day I finished it. I was sick at home from school, and I spend the entire day finishing the book after it arrived in the mail.
Another time I'll reread a book (or two) is if there's a final book in the series that has been released and I have no idea what went on in the first few novels. This happens more often than not, and I'm either forced to look up a summary or just reread the entire series. I generally end up rereading the books, unless I'm feeling particularly lazy, because I find the conclusion is a lot better if I do so.
So there it is! The many reasons I reread books. The first one is by far my favorite - when I love a book so much that I want to spend time with the characters again and again.
Do you reread books? What kind of books stick with you and why?