Day 12 – On not re-reading books

This is obviously not my bookshelf. It's much too neat.

Day 12 – A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times

It has come to my attention that I’m not like most people when it comes to rereading books. Truth is, I don’t. I can probably strain to think of ten books I’ve read twice, and not much more. Embarrassingly enough, the one book I reread over and over again is Nora Roberts’s Hidden Riches. This book is somehow hardwired into my neurons as the ultimate comfort read. In fact, the back cover has pretty much been obliterated from my copy.

Why don’t I reread books? I really don’t know. Part of it stems from by general lack of concentration these days. I’ve also found the certain books I found thrilling on the first read don’t lend themselves well when read again. I’m also a pretty slow reader, and the idea that there are millions of books left in the universe unread by me just makes me feel all anxious. Wonder if this is a sign of bibliomania.


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