At a social gathering last night I was asking friends’ advice on whether I should purchase a Kindle so I can read ‘books that I want to read but that I’m not going to want to re-read’. “Re-read???” said pretty much everyone there, “You re-read books?”
Of course, I re-read books. I love re-reading books. It is like going back and seeing old friends or exploring well-loved places. I have a couple of series of books that I re-read every year (“You re-read whole series of books??”). Currently, I’m re-reading The Night Circus, even though I only read it for the first time back in April. Why? Because I wanted to re-visit it. I was in the mood to take that journey again.
Is it so strange to re-read books? I thought this was something that everyone did, but now I’m starting to think that maybe that is something only a small group of people do. If you re-read books, why do you do so? If you don’t re-read books, why not? Also, I want to hear from people who use Kindles but also have a passion for good old-fashion books. Is it worth getting a Kindle?