Oh, I am sleepy..it must be Monday. And time to head over to see what Miz B at Should Be Reading has for us to muse about this week...
This week’s musing — courtesy of http://drpepperdiva.wordpress.com – asks…
Have you ever reread a book and found that your opinion changed?
Well, no, not really.
Maybe because I rarely, very rarely, reread a book.
I think you could count on one hand the number of books I have reread in my reading lifetime.
OK, maybe two hands.
If I don't really like a book, I am certainly not going to give it another chance. Sorry, moving on..you had your chance.
And if I loved a book? Well, I will bask in the happy glow of book loveliness for a bit. Move it to the fond memory pile in my brain. Then move on. Maybe to other books by the same author, to see if they can hit another home run. Maybe to one in the TBR pile I must just get to.
Part of the issue may be my favorite genre, mysteries and thrillers and suspense. Once you know the ending, usually rereading the book will not cut the mustard.
But even more than that, there is the matter of time.
So many books, so little time!
Almost every day, when I check out some of my favorite blogs, read some great reviews, I discover another book that I just need to read. Often I am introduced to another author I did not know before, one that now I need to check out, maybe even one with a series I would really like to read.
So who has time to reread??
Say I read 3 book a week.
52 weeks in a year times 3 = 156
Say I only make it another 20 years on this earth.
That would be 3120 books.
OK, let's say I live 30 more years.
That is 4680 books.
Yes, that may seem like a huge number.
Until I consider that I have hundreds, maybe a thousand, unread books actually in my house. And that is not to even touch on all the books I hear about, but control myself and don't buy or check out of the library.
Oh, the library, that source of so much temptation. I go to pick up one book and end up with three..
And bookstores, those temples of enticement. Look at all the lovely books...maybe just one. Oh, I have heard about this one and it sounds so good...
So no, in my mind, every reread is a missed opportunity to read a new book!
Maybe a wonderful book.
Maybe the best book I have ever read!
Who can take the chance?