This week I’ve been rereading Sarah J Mass’ A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury to prep for reading A Court of Wings and Ruin. This year I’ve done quite a bit of rereading books. So, I thought I’d do a post about the pros and cons of rereading books.
I can appreciate the little parts of the book I overlooked the first time. Authors work for a long time to create a complete world. Often I miss things on my first read since they did not appear to be immediately important. So, I love that when I reread I gain a new appreciation for these little details. They are put into the book for a reason and rereading gives me a chance to really pay attention to them,
Another pro for rereading series is being able to make new inferences as to what may come next. With the ACoTAR series I continue to see details that I’m predicting will come into play in the next book. My paranoia is going crazy.
When you reread you run the risk of determining that a book you used to love is no longer something you’re interested in. I prefer to keep that book in my mind in a positive light. But, we outgrow books and our preferences change. Rereading really shows where your interests have changed.
My final con would be that when I reread I get very impatient. I want to get to my favorite parts of the book as soon as possible. This anticipation results in myself rushing through the slower parts of a novel. I have to consciously stop myself from doing that.
Overall, I love rereading books and I would like to do it more often. There are quite a few books I would like to reread that have fallen to the wayside because of new releases. But, that’s the life of a reader. If you want to see more of my thoughts on rereads of books check out my Second Thoughts Book Tag from Tuesday.