Last night, I was rereading Catching Fire and Mockingjay, which I kinda thought would be a waste of time, because you know, I could have been spending the same time reading a new book and meeting new characters and a new story. etc.
However, both books were really good, especially when read back to back And unlike the first time I read both books, I cried. Both times. This happens to me a lot. I don’t cry often the first time I read a book, but if I ever choose to reread it, and it’s meant to be crying story, then I usually cry. Why? Is it even worth rereading a book if you know what’s going to happen? Wouldn’t you be better off reading another book? Are you really going to gain that much more by rereading a book?
Actually, I’ve had a pretty good experience with rereading books, especially with books that I really liked. (I’ve never finished rereading an entire classic before.) You end up appreciating other parts of the book more and understand more about the characters rather than the story.
I usually end up rereading books right after I finish them because there’s certain scenes that I really liked, and I go a couple hundred pages too far and finish the book again. That means I often don’t read the beginning and jump right into the middle.
So what are your thoughts on rereading books? Do you do it often? I demand that you tell me in the comments. :P