I took a little break from life yesterday, and went offline and got outside to enjoy the lovely Spring weather we’ve been having. After making a small dent in the massive pile of yard work (willow trees may be pretty, but they sure are messy!), I spent some time doing one of my favorite activities – reading in the sunshine. I can’t wait until summer when I can do this relaxing activity everyday!
I’ve been reading a series I started a few years ago, but for some reason I never continued with it after the second book. I recently got the third book in the series as a gift, but it’s been four years since I read the first two so I decided I needed a refresher. (I really hate not knowing what’s going on!) So, I re-read the first two books, and for the life of me I can not figure out why I ever stopped with this series! I devoured the first 2 books in less than 5 days, and am already onto the third one. I have a vague recollection of not liking two particular aspects of the story the first time around, but upon re-reading, I found that both these things were perfectly fine and had been explained well. Now I’m wondering if I’ve written off other books I may have enjoyed if only I had read them at another time?
So my question for you dear readers is, do you re-read books? If so, do you find that you feel differently about them the second time around? Do you think your frame of mind/personal circumstances at the time of reading influences whether or not you enjoy a book? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.