Does your to-read list look this? Photo by flickr user Sapphireblue
To re-read or not to re-read? In the book world, that is a big question. Faced with ever-growing to-be-read piles and the knowledge that it’s next to impossible to read all the books a reader would like to in a lifetime, it can be difficult to justify picking up that old favorite yet again. On the other hand, it is possible to miss plot points or details or for time to change someone’s perspective on characters, so re-reading can be beneficial and valuable. Plus, if one reads simply for pleasure, what’s the harm? There can be nothing more soothing than revisiting your favorite characters, especially if you’re in a reading slump. Suffice to say, there are varying opinions on re-reading. Here at the Hub and over at the YALSAblog we’re sharing our perspectives.