Greetings fellow bookworms!
Now I for one, have several books that I could easily re-read over and over again and never get bored of. The whole Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins and The Host by Stephanie Meyer are two examples of books which I have read numerous times and yet always seem to navigate back towards.
But am I wasting my time?
I’m reading books which I have read multiple times and although I’m remembering scenes which had slipped my memory, I’m “wasting” time which I could be using to read a new book.
But surely I’m not the only one who drifts back towards certain favourite books and re-reads those, despite having a tbr pile taller than yourself?
I tend to feel slightly guilty when I start re-reading a book in full knowledge of the fact that I have an ever-growing tbr pile that will not go down because I’m re-reading The Hunger Games for the 45th time but oh well.
I still argue with myself that maybe I’m wasting my time re-reading books and maybe I should read something new…something that I’ve had on my tbr pile for a while…if you’ve read my “Extracts from my current tbr pile” post, you’re probably thinking that maybe I should start reading Poldark as I’ve had on my tbr pile since 2015; in which case, you’ll be glad to know that I’ve finally started it! But at the end of the day, if you’re happy re-reading your old favourite books, then do it! I plan to do exactly that!
You may be wondering if I wrote this post to convince myself that it’s fine to keep re-reading my old favourite books…and you’d be right! But if you prefer to read your favourite books over and over again, rather than reading new ones, then you do that!