In all honesty, I'm a somewhat of a newbie to reading, considering the fact that I spent a few years without reading in my life, until now. Now, that I've restarted collecting and reading books, I've encountered a problem. I'm a becoming a shelf-kind of person. But, I really want to get good use of all my books.
Reasons to Re-Read Books:
- To catch things you didn't notice before. See things you might have missed.
- To be able to enjoy the book better because you are not as eager as before to get to the end and find out what happens
- To appreciate the little details, instead of understanding everything for the 1st time.
- To get reacquainted with the story and characters.
- To re-live the story.
- To refresh your memory before reading the sequel.
Reasons not to Re-Read Books:
- It put's off other books on your bookshelf for later.
- It might not be as satisfying as the 1st time.
- You might be missing from reading something really good out there.
Conclusion: Yes, re-reading books may be very beneficial, but it's not for people with demanding TBR piles. Unless, they don't mind. Re-reading books can recapture the beauty, magic, and excitement you experienced the 1st time, even better than the 1st time.
So, I'm planning on reading a couple books in order to read the sequels. Other than that, I probably won't re-read any of my books. Hopefully, this will be worth it, delightful, splendid, and gratifying.