I guess I never really thought about this until recently, during a conversation with my younger daughter. I was telling her about one of my favorite books and that I’d read it probably five or six times and she says, “Oh. I almost never read books more than once.”
This kind of floored me 1) because she reads all the time and 2) it never occurred to me that people would read books only once. Now of course I don’t re-read every book. Once is quite enough for some books. But others, man, I’d be a sad puppy if I couldn’t go back and re-visit my favorite characters from time to time. Some books I need to re-visit almost every year because I love the hero or heroine or story so much. (Jo Beverley’s Devilish and Something Wicked, and Lisa Kleypas’s Devil in Winter if you were wondering.) 🙂
My older daughter, by the way, is just like me. When she discovered the Twilight series
when she was an early teen, she read them so many times she memorized large passages out of the books. And the younger daughter who doesn’t re-read, re-watches her favorite musicals instead. She’s watched her very favorite musical at least 100 times and has memorized the movie–songs, dialogue, and dances–completely. So the urge to re-visit is there, just in a different medium. LOL
So back to my original question–are you a re-reader?
And if you’d like to visit with me a little more, today is my first day as a regular blogger for the Nights of Passion blog. I’m now their regular Sunday blogger, so if you’d like to pop by and say Hi, I’d love to see a familiar face over there. 🙂