What are our "go-to" re-reads? Part 2
June 29, 2010
Other favorite re-reads were:
The Napping House by Audrey Wood – "The beautifully colorful illustrations and repetitiveness of the text are both very relaxing. This book takes me back to a simpler time when life was less stressful."
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens – "it has a main character that has to overcome extraordinary challenges and tragic events, but comes out on the other side a complete person and better for it."
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – "It is a novel that combines everything – love, betrayal, adventure, suspense, and revenge."
Our non "re-readers" all answered with the same reasons. They said there are too many books they would like to read so they don’t want to use time reading the same book twice. Some said they don’t like to re-read because they already know how the story ends. As a re-reader, I like picking up my favorite book, Vienna Prelude by Bodie Thoene and reading it over again. I always catch some little piece of the story I never caught before, and I think there is something comforting in rereading a great story even though I know exactly how it turns out. Which side are you on?