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The Reread Book Tag



This week for Tag Time, we have a bit of an odd one for me, because I am doing the 'reread book tag'. I am not a big rereader, mainly because my TBR is ridiculously long and I don't have time to waste. Nonetheless, here we are!


I found this tag on Zezee with Books, but it was originally created by Brianna's Books and Randomness, so all credit goes to them.


Here we go!


 

A CHILDHOOD FAVOURITE THAT YOU COULD READ 100 TIMES AND STILL LOVE

 


I learned the hard way that childhood favourites should just be left alone to preserve the memories you had, as trying to read them again when you are an adult is a mistake. Reading tastes change over time, so books you enjoyed when you are younger end up becoming bad or problematic.


One book that I recently read that I still had a great time reading was The Chosen, which is 5th book in the Night World series. I got the three omnibus editions when I was in Elementary school, and I can't even recount how many times I reread them. This is one of the rare books where I actually enjoyed the fast-burn romance.


 

A BOOK YOU DNF'D BUT WOULD BE WILLING TO GIVE A SECOND CHANCE TO

 


I don't think I could even get past the first page of this book because my brain just was not taking anything in. I have heard that if you can get past the beginning, it will become a lot easier to read, so I may pick it up again sometime in the future.


 

A NEWER FAVOURITE YOU WOULD REREAD

 


Easily Castle Swimmer. When it comes to webcomics that are ongoing, if I really enjoyed them then I would end up rereading them anyway when a new season is finished. Even if the series was finished, I would still 100% reread this. The same goes for The Boy & The Wolf, every time a new chapter comes out I reread the entire thing all over again because it is just that good.


 

A BOOK YOU HATED AND NEVER WANT TO READ AGAIN

 


There are very few books that I hated, okay that is a lie the majority of the books I read I don't end up liking. But, I only have a handful that I gave a 1-star rating. To avoid repeating answers, I am going to go with a book I just finished not long ago - Nothing But Blackened Teeth.


It has a really low rating on Goodreads, but it was short so I gave it a try anyway and, even given how short it was, it was an utter and complete waste of time.


 

A CLASSIC YOU READ IN SCHOOL BUT WANT TO TRY AGAIN

 


Books you read in school usually never end up being enjoyable only because you were made to read them. If you tried to read it on your own time out of your own volition, maybe things would be different? I would love to reread Memoirs of a Geisha which I did end up choosing to read myself, but think it garners a reread.


One book I distinctly did not like though, was Pride and Prejudice. I thought that it was a drag to read and the romance was not as prevalent as I was expecting it to be. Will I enjoy it a bit more now, I honestly have no idea though because I don't gravitate towards classics.


 

AN AUTHOR YOU WOULD REREAD ANYTHING FROM

 


I know the answer, and you know the answer - Margaret Rogerson. She has only written three books so far, but I have loved all of them. Somehow she manages to create an expansive plot and world in such a short book, which is hard to do when it comes to fantasy standalones. Whenever she comes out with her next book, I will be front of the line for it.


 

A SERIES YOU WANT TO REREAD FOR THE FUN OF IT

 


I haven't finished many series yet, and have so many more to start that I just don't have the time to reread any. If I were to though, I think I would reread Throne of Glass. I rather enjoy SJM books and had a great time reading this series. I am curious to see if I feel the same way a second time around.


Besides this though, the only things I would end up rereading would be anything of a graphic medium, like manga/manhwa and webcomics, because they are a lot more fun to read again.


 

A BOOK YOU'VE READ BUT WANT TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK

 


Usually, when I read a book, I look up to see if it is better consumed through audio. If I am reading a historical fiction, nonfiction, or a mystery, I tend to pick up the audiobook regardless as I find it is better that way. That being said, I don't think there are any books I have read where I regret reading them physically, or any that I would want to reread through audio.


The only time I have done this, and I don't particularly want to mention it for obvious reasons, is with Harry Potter. Right when everything was going down, I was in the middle of rereading the series by listening to the audiobooks.


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