Benefits of Re-Reading | Discussions at Dawn [#4]

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Hey guys!

Welcome to the first Discussions at Dawn. This is where I will talk about hot button issues, book related topics, and other things I find interesting.


Benefits to Re-Reading

I am a big advocate for re-reading. Whether it’s re-reading your favorite books or even certain parts of books just to remind you of what happened. There are many benefits to re-reading, and I hope by reading my list you will be more open to re-reading some of your books!

Re-Igniting old Sparks

As most of you know, my favorite series is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. Over the last 4 years, a new book in that series has released in that series. Last year before the 4th book was released, I re-read books 1-3. Let me tell you how refreshing it was to fall deeper in love with this series.

Re-reading the first 3 books re-ignited the sparks I had when I read it the first time. It reminded me of all the reasons I feel in love with it in the first time.

New Information

Re-reading a book, especially if it’s part of a trilogy or series is very important for this very reason. Going back and re-reading a book you can sometimes pick up new information you might have missed the first time around. I know that is the case for me. I tend to only remember the big picture events of a book, but going back in I pick up on the little things that might have slipped through the cracks of my brain.

Sometimes this may positively or negatively effect my outlook on the story. “How could I have missed this? This is awesome!” “If I clued in on this the first time, I might not have rated it so high!” etc.

Reminiscing

I’m the type of reader that likes to have music playing in the background of my mind when reading. So when I went back and re-read Falling Kingdoms last year my cognitive senses started playing those songs back to me. Not only did it put a smile on my face but it also brought back many fond memories!

For some people it might remind them of emotions they felt when reading it the first time. For others it could be places and events that occurred during the first reading experience. For example, remembering that you were on a plane ride going to a fun destination, or remembering how hard you cried after aย particular scene.

No Pressure

As book bloggers I know most of us have a tight schedule. Whether it be with life, work, or ARCs to be read and reviewed. So a lot of people use not having enough time to re-read their favorites as an excuse.

Well guess what? Re-reading means there is no pressure. You’ve already read and reviewed this one, so there is no time constraint on how fast you need to read it through. You can take a week, or a month to re-read the book. That’s the best part!

Enhances the Reading Experienceย 

The story, the characters, and the world all come to life again. We get to see them in a different light. We are now at a different point in our lives then we were the first time we read the book. Our perspectives have changed, we’ve grown as readers. We get to compare the way we felt after reading the book the first time to how we feel after reading it for the second, third, or tenth time!

We are enhancing our reading experience. By re-reading, you are constantly gaining new knowledge to apply to your life. The benefits definitely outweigh the cons!


Do you re-read your favorite books? As a blogger do you see the importance of re-reading? Let’s have a discussion!

Untilย next time,

Sig New

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37 thoughts on “Benefits of Re-Reading | Discussions at Dawn [#4]

  1. I have started to re-read a lot this year. I joined in on a challenge where there are 36 categories you have to read books for throughout the year (like a green cover, daughter in the title, a character has wings etc), and it was a lot easier to find books for these between my already read books, and it saves so much money :p But now I am really loving it. From some of these books I barely even remember the story line, just that I loved it.

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  2. I like re reading my faves ๐Ÿ™‚ I also tend to re read a book when the next in the series is about to come out! I like to quickly re read just to refresh my mind on what happened previously! Especially if it has been a while since the last book came out!!

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  3. I love to re-read, as you mentioned their isn’t any pressure and it feels so good to read a book as slow or fast as you want. I study English Literature at university so you can imagine i’m usually always reading to a deadline both academically and personally so it can get stressful. I love to re-read my favourites to destress or even to just pull myself out of a reading slump.

    I re-read the Slammed trilogy by Colleen Hoover last week and I loved it as much as I did the first time, it was a great moment where I got to unwind and each time I do that I fall back into love with reading,
    I review because of course I love doing it, but sometimes I do feel like I have to force myself to read so I can get it finished and up their. I’m sure i’m not the only one to feel that way.

    I also love how when you re-read you come at the books from a new perspective, for example if you read a book that had tons of hype when you first read it, you might think of it differently now.
    One book I have read tons of times these past 2 years is Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover, everytime I catch it on my bookshelf I think ‘I best pick that up again soon!’.

    Definitely recommend re-reading to everyone, I understand how people ma feel put off by re-reading though. If you have a massive TBR like me, sometimes I feel guilty because here I have tons of new books I need to read and I just want to read the same thing haha!

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    • I get that! But re-reading is so rewarding. Everyone’s biggest excuse is that they have so many new books to read that it’s a waste of time to re-read old ones. Well my answer to that is, you haven’t truly found a book you’re in love with if you don’t want to re-read it! ๐Ÿ˜›

      No pressures with re-reading! Sit back and enjoy life ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. I’m not much of a re-reader. There’s only a handful of books I’ve re-read: Twilight saga (gasp!) and The Lace Reader (3 times). But I’m going to read The Nine Minutes series again in a couple of weeks before the 3rd book comes out. Honestly, I normally just pull up a summary online to refresh myself before a book in a series comes out.

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  5. I have to admit, I don’t reread very often. Mostly because if I really enjoyed the series, I don’t tend to forget the important events. So, rereads feel unnecessary. However, this year I have reread a couple of books to continue sequels and well, I have both good and bad experiences. My reread of A Court of Mist and Fury because I adored it was fabulous. I loved it even more. Rereading Legacy of Kings, however, was painful and I eventually DNF’d it. :/ So, I probably shouldn’t reread books I didn’t like the first time around. It puts me in a slump.

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  6. I do love re reading books, especially when you find out new info. I love reading a line that’s a clever reference to something in the next book, like Harry Potter does a lot. It’s hard to justify when I have so many unread books I want to read though!

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  7. I don’t do many re-reads, mainly cause I have so many unread ones that it just seems a waste at times, but I just got The Raven Boys in paperback (FINALLY) & have decided that I wanna re-read the whole series VERY VERY SOON.

    I just loved the end of the series but I’m not ready to let go & I’ve heard that when you start it over again you notice a lot of foreshadowing that you wouldn’t have the first go round.

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  8. I completely agree with you. Re-reading does really give you a new perspective and helps you to see things that you might have overlooked before. I do try to re-read if I am starting a next book in a series to refresh myself. Usually I do this via audiobook to save time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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