“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all.” – Oscar Wilde
There are a few books I quite enjoy rereading. Those who know my reading choices would know even the series I love. Harry Potter, a few books written by Agatha Christie, The Kite Runner, A Song of Ice and Fire (in particular, the first book A Game of Thrones), Enid Blyton’s books… these are some of the books.
There is comfort hidden in pages of books. At times, they hold memories of battles earlier conquered and that is quite sweet. Or it might be that these books are filled with hope. Though some readers say they never reread a book, I think every reader does have books they go back to, especially when in a down phase.
Then why do we not reread books often? I think we want to explore new worlds. The imagination loves to create images, and it would tire if we looked at the same scenes again and again often. Perhaps that’s why Frank Zappa says…