Stop & Chat Saturday

 

Stop & Chat is a weekly discussion post here at Read. Sleep. Repeat. where we talk about what ever tickles my fancy!

This week’s Stop & Chat post was inspired by a comment left on my most recent Top Ten Tuesday post. Thank you Susan of Blogging ‘Bout Books!

Re-Reading….Yay? or Nay?

You see for the latest TTT post we picked our own topic, and mine was TT Books I wish I could Read for the First Time Again. You know that rush, and the feels you get when you read a awesome book for the first time? I picked books that made me want to relive that experience again, because re-reading (while still fun) just doesn’t have the same effects as a first time read. Cue Susan! She pointed out that she pretty much never re-reads because that “first time effect” is gone. And of course at first I was like:

Jim Carey WHAT

Re-reading is one of my favorite blogger stress relievers! But then I actually got to thinking about how little re-reading I’ve been able to do lately and I was like this:

DougI’ve had a really hectic schedule lately and I realized that re-reading just hasn’t been an option for me. But it also got me thinking about your re-reading habits.

Personally, nothing is more comforting than curling up with one of my favorite books and reliving the adventure, the drama, the suspense, the heartbreak and of course the badassery! But it’s not just a comfort for me. Re-reading is a great way to get out of a book slump, and can cure almost any book hangover. It’s also a great way for me to wind down after working so hard to get through review copies, scheduling, and any other blogger stress I come across, because it’s a 100% NO PRESSURE read! I don’t have to write a review, I don’t have to finish it at warp speed, I don’t have to take notes or worry about how to “properly articulate” my feels! I just read it! And for me that is bliss!

sound of music

So what about you? Do you re-read? Why or why not? Link back to your Stop & Chat post!



11 thoughts on “Stop & Chat Saturday!”

  1. I will occasionally pick up a book and re-read my favourite scenes but I never read the whole book. I like to read books that I can review and I wouldn’t want to review a book twice so I don’t feel the need to re-read. I will, however, re- read my favourite series (Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments etc.) in a few years when they’re not fresh in my mind anymore. 🙂
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  2. But don’t those favorite scenes just make you want to relive the whole story again?! I don’t have enough self-restraint to read my favorite parts of a book and not relive the growth/process that lead to that favorite part. 🙂

  3. I’ve done very few rereads…I mean would love to reread all my favourites. But…I would also love to read new stuff. So mostly, I just flip and reread my favourite parts of my favourite read.
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  4. I love to read new stuff too, I promise! Sometimes I just like to walk down memory lane though. 🙂 Maybe there is a balance in there somewhere?

  5. I’m not a big re-reader. I re-read ALL the time as a kid, but as an adult…not so much. In fact, the only thing I can think of in recent history are The Hunger Games and Twilight series. It’s funny you asked this question, because I was just thinking of the Catching Fire film about an hour ago and debating whether I should re-read the book before I see the film. I decided not to, because I think the movie will be a bit fresher if I’ve forgotten little details.

    I don’t see a lot of re-reading in my future, simply because there are so many other books to read! I would probably only consider it if it wasn’t a book I’ve already reviewed on my blog.
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  6. I’ve re-read Breaking Dawn like 4 times!

    But I do see where your coming from I suppose. You have to make sure you have review content on the blog and you can’t have that content if your re-reading something you’ve already showcased.

  7. I don’t usually re-read… I have maybe 4 or 5 books that I will come back to every couple years and read again…. but mostly it’s just because there’s so many new books that I want to get to! I agree that it’s nice to read something that has no expectations or deadlines attached, so that’s why I tend to lean towards reading non-review books when I need a break – but there’s just so many I want to get to that I don’t feel like I have time to re-read books, if that makes any sense? lol.
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  8. I don’t normally get a chance to re-read a book, although I wish I did. There are some books that are timeless and every time you read them you find out something new you missed before.

    However, I did recently re-read the first book in a series (because I signed up for a blog tour for the second book and had completely forgotten how the first one ended). When I read it the first time I was *Ehh* about it…but on the second read it really picked up for me! Defenitely worth the re-read!
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  9. I don’t typically re-read, of course there are some exceptions that I’ve listed here

    I do think there is something about reading a book for the first time, not to say re-reading is bad, it’s just not the same.
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