Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post here on Rainy Day Ramblings where I discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.
Here is the question of the week:
Do you reread books or series?
Before the blog, I used to love to revisit books and series that I love. I can't even tell you how many times I have read Gone with the Wind over the years. I read it first when I was twelve years old, and many times since then. Even though I have read the book countless times, I discover something new every time I read it.
For me, a sign of a good book is that when I get done reading it, I want nothing more than to immediately start it again so I can savor all the good stuff. I don't know about you all, but when I am completely sucked in by a book, I have to read fast because I just have to know what is going to happen. Sometimes when I am reading at breakneck speeds, I miss the little things. That is why it is always nice to go back and reread so I can catch the subtle details I missed the first time around. Plus, I can savor the story the second time because I know what is going to happen.
I have to admit since I started the blog, I haven't reread a book in almost six years. For me, I have such a large pile of books that I need to read, I don't want to take the time to reread. I have also adapted the philosophy that life is short, and I don't want to waste time when there are so many books out there.
It is kind of a conundrum I have created for myself. One part of me wants to go back and reread and savor some of those books that I loved, while another side of me keeps thinking, you don't have time, you have stacks and stacks of books to read.......
I have figured out one way to get around this little dilemma, and that is to start reading old favorites with my kids. I plan on starting the Harry Potter Series this summer with my two kids as they will be almost 9 and 7. I have a whole list of old favorites that I read as a kid that I want to revisit with my children.
As far as rereading books I love, I think that perhaps someday when I am not blogging, I can go back and take time to reread and enjoy favorites. In the meantime, I have a big stack of books and not enough time so I will push on......
What about you, do you feel you have the time to reread books and series or do you think life is too short and there are too many books out there?
Next week's TMST:
Do you think blogging is on the decline?