Reasons I'll re-read a book
Warning: This list could be infinite
- •To prove that it does, in fact, say "Soup snakes"I have some very important debates. And one of the ones I had this weekend was that @mindy had a chapter entitled soup snakes. The argument got heated but neither of us would google it and so I went home and pulled out my copy of the book and sent a picture of the chapter. It was really quite gratifying
- •Because my teacher assigned itMaybe I'm just not that intelligent. But when I read a book for a class, once simply isn't enough. Truth be told I have to read it at least three times to really get the meanings and find all the literary elements that I will be tested over.
- •Because the author is smarter than meOne of the books I read recently was so well written that I had to go back and read some of the lines I had read. My ability to fully comprehend the meaning behind her very imaginative writing was completely limited.
- •Because I love the bookThis is probably the case 99% of the time. Shortly after triumphantly winning my argument I realized that the book I was arguing about was very good the first ten thousand times so I need to read it again. And hey, now I can add it to my list of books read this year and feel smart or something.
- •You need a reason? ;)Don't get me wrong, I have reasons. But my favorite is simply: I love this book.
- •Because I fall in love with a characterSuggested by @jannychan
- •You weren't ready for it the first timeI first read "Chronic of a Death Foretold" when I was high school senior. It took me two days (it's less than 200 pages). I loathed it. I picked it up again in my thirties. I wolfed it down in five hours. Loved it.
- •Because you need to go to the inspiration pool over and over againThere are a number of books I reread because they sort of jump start something in my brain and push me into action. "On Writing", by Stephen King, "Things The Grandchildren Should Know", by Mark Oliver Everett...
- •Because I'm looking for things I didnt notice before.Suggested by @lexie_elyse
- •Everything @rellimt said!I was just coming here to say almost the exact same thing she said about another Barbara Kingsolver book. This is one of my all time favorite books and I get something new out of it each time I read it. He first time I read it, I strongly identified and connected with Leah's story, the second time Ada's story. He third time I read it, I had an aching understanding of Orleanna. This book is magical.Suggested by @jenniferm
- •Greet it like an old friendSometimes I miss the characters and their world. Especially books that I grew up with.Suggested by @kblaise
- •Because I loved it once upon a time, but it's been so long since I're read it that I no longer remember the details & I want to be remindedSuggested by @victralala
- •To feel the way I felt the first time I read it. This doesn't always work, and some books take you somewhere different each time, but some take you away to the same place every time you read them and it's very comforting.Suggested by @jennifergster
- •Because I'm a changed & new person each time I re-read them, I identify with a new character or discover a new theme or laugh at a new line each time. To gauge how far I've come personally.A (small) sampling of my multi-read pileSuggested by @dreadpiratemama