I’ve always been a re-reader. If I loved a book the first time, I liked taking the time to come back and visit a world I once called home. I loved the comfort of reading something I knew I loved, the way the pages wore and the crinkles of the spine.
I haven’t been re-reading so much lately, but I think its interesting to go back to a book you loved as a kid to see how your tastes have changed. Something that seemed really interesting to me as a kid, isn’t so interesting now. I still appreciate the books I loved earlier in life, but I think its interesting how my tastes and preferences have evolved over time. It’s also fun to go back to books I found quite difficult at one point, because I have found that they are not so difficult anymore. (Part of growing up and brain development, I suppose.)
I’ve learned to view books with a more critical eye as well. I find issues with books now that I didn’t notice when I was younger. While they are still some of my favorites, it’s interesting to see what I notice about them now vs. what I noticed as a kid or teenager when I first read them.
Who else is a re-reader? What are your favorite books to re-read?