I know a lot of readers simply don't re-read in general, and a lot of you just don't have time! What with new books constantly coming out and massive TBRs, not to mention review copies...it all adds up and it seems like every time you've gotten it down to a manageable size you just get more books! It's a proven fact(probably) that we book nerds prefer to read more new books than the same ones over and over again... I want to know why?
Here's a list of a few reasons why I don't re-read certain books:
1. Not enough time. Obviously this is the most common for book bloggers and reviewers. You need to have a certain number of reviews up a week(I've currently given up on this), or you feel required to read all your review books, there's simply not enough time to re-read an enormous series!
2. Worries. Sometimes, with certain books, I've read and loved them and built them up so much in my mind that I'm kind of afraid that they won't be as good the second time around.
3. I didn't love it the first time.
Now a few reasons I decided to re-read Harry Potter:
1. It's been forever. Literally 5 years since I read them. And I realized quite suddenly how long it'd been since I read them and the fact that in May, I got a Harry Potter tattoo and I was like, seriously? I have a Harry Potter tattoo and yet I haven't read the books in 5 years!
2. ABC family, for the first time since I can remember, is not showing their Harry Potter weekend for 25 Days Of Christmas. This depressed me.
3. It's the holiday season! What better gift to give myself than a Harry Potter re-read!
That's it. That was basically my entire thought process for deciding to re-read it. So, what I want to know is: are there any books you re-read every year without fail? Why do re-read books? Why don't you re-read books?
Personally, I am highly enjoying myself with my re-read of Harry Potter, I'd forgotten just how magical they still are, whether it's the first time or the hundredth re-read.
What are you currently reading?