Not sure how others feel, but sometimes I love rereading books and other times I’m too scared to reread my favorites. I’ve decided to make a list of some pros and cons of rereading! I’ve reread the Harry Potter series multiple times and it feels like the books just get better and better as time goes on. The older I get the more I can appreciate the complexities of the story. I’ve also reread Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, one of my favorites. I was terrified to read this in case I didn’t love it as much! Without further-ado, here are a list of pros and cons that I am sure you’ve heard of many, many times 🙂
You get to experience the world and characters again \\ There is something amazing about jumping back into the world again. I love experiencing the world over and over again. Finding my way into Hogwarts never gets old!
You notice foreshadowing and other things you didn’t notice the first time reading \\ I don’t pay much attention to the details of a story. I’m more focused on the journey it’s taking me on. When I reread books I start to question why certain things are happening. Or I start to notice foreshadowing that was right in front of my face.
There is something comforting about it \\ Sometimes it feels like visiting old friends. When I reread, I feel like the characters just get me and it comforts me. Sometimes meeting new people (characters) can be intimidating so reading something you’re familiar with is comforting.
You remember small details so reading the next book in the series is easier \\ I don’t know about you but I hate that it takes a year or longer for sequels to come out. I always forget what happens in the first book. Rereading it makes it nice to remember what happened in that first book! 😀
You already know what’s going to happen \\ Sometimes knowing what happens takes the joy out of the story. There is no suspense, no excitement. Sometimes this can be pretty boring. Not always but sometimes! XD
You don’t love the book as much as you did the first time \\ This one terrifies me and prevents me from rereading a lot of books. There are so many older books that I absolutely loved that I don’t want to reread because I’m scared I’ll end up hating them. I’m scared I’ll hate them because I have different tastes. There are some younger books that I loved that I know I won’t like much now because of instalove or immaturity, etc. I need to get out of the funk just so I can appreciate what I use to like when I was younger.
You don’t get to read all of the new books coming out \\ Sometimes rereading can prevent you from reading all of the new books constantly being released because you’re busy reading a book you already know the lines to. This one also prevents me from rereading. I want to read ALL the books!
What are your thoughts? Do you like rereading? Do you hate it? Why or why not!? Let me know down below 😀