Katrina is posing a question each week to go along with the Fall Into Reading Challenge. This week's question is:
"How often do you reread books? What does it take to make you reread?"
I have favorite books that I definitely wish to reread but there are just so many new books and stories that I want to get to that unless I make an intentional point of re-reading it usually just stays a wish. (That's why I love these challenges, because I can make it intentional to get to those books I keep meaning to get to.) For a book to make me want to re-read it, it has to draw me emotionally, touch my heart in some profound way, or have lots of layers to it that I want to revisit. The characters and their stories have to draw me in and make me want to revisit them. A well-written fiction novel that teaches me something is always something I'm drawn to pick up more than once.
The bible is the only non-fiction book that is a continual re-read with me. There are a couple of fiction series I just love that that I've re-read a few times, I usually like to make those a summer project. And there are a few stand alone books that call my name regularly from my bookshelves that I get to every couple of years. The book that I have re-read the most is "Ribbon of Years" by Robin Lee Hatcher. I get something new from it everytime.
What about you guys? Do you re-read books or is new territory what you stick to? What makes you want to re-read a book?