Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Are you a re-reader?

On the whole I don't reread books, mainly because there are SO many things I want to read, that I have a hard enough time already reading them all once.  But I know a lot of people, particularly a lot of the kids I take care of, who really enjoy rereading their favorite books.

I've read articles before on how that's actually not such a bad thing.  One article I saw a few years ago actually said it encourages better reading habits because you tend to have a more emotional, sensory experience when reading a book for a second (or third, or fourth...) time.

This article, which I saw come up today on my Facebook feed, is less scientific but still quite interesting -- and, I'm sure some re-readers would say, quite true:

11 Joys of Re-Reading Books

The books that I like to reread are generally feel-good favorites, and often when I feel like rereading them is around the holidays.  Isn't that funny?  I often reread The Chronicles of Narnia around the holidays, for instance, or Lord of the Rings.

What about you?  Do you like to reread books, and if so, what ones do you tend to reread?

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