Booking through Thursday is a weekly meme about books and reading. This week’s question:
What book have you read the most times? And – how many? What’s the first book that you ever read more than once? (I’m assuming there’s at least one.)
It’s funny, but I can’t think of a single book that I haven’t re-read. There are very few books that I read just once, usually only those that I don’t like.
I can’t sit still without a book in my hand – even while I am having dinner or watching television; which is when I usually read books that I’ve already read before. That way I can read, and I won’t snap at anyone for disturbing/distracting me!
Every time I re-read a book, I enjoy it more. For two reasons – one, I think of the fun I had reading it the first time and compare what I felt then, to what I feel now (now that I know what is going to happen next!) Another reason is that for fast paced books or those with a complicated plot, I can focus on the writing, in a way I would have never managed the first time!
I don’t read the entire book again, though – I usually re-read it in parts – parts that I liked or parts where something important happened!
I can’t remember the first book that I re-read, but the one that I read the most number of times has to be the entire Harry Potter series (The fifth book the most, though it’s not my favourite!) I never kept count, and I couldn’t have even if I tried – let’s just say, I can recite the books if I wanted to, that’s how many time I’ve read them!!