I am sure most of the readers would agree with Mr. Wilde. Mentioned below are the top 5 best reasons why people reread certain books.
- One of the most common reasons which many readers provide for their rereading affinity is strong story. It doesn’t just beckons them to take another shot at the work but instantly drags them within the pages and transforms them into a participant. It is this virtue which coerces the reader time and again. This sort of literature usually finds its way to bibliophile’s collection. Raccoon Poop
- It was also tricky to buy books because of the unfriendly price tag. To overcome this barrier, most readers assembled a mini library which was exploited innovatively. Owners of those personal libraries either exchanged literary works with friends and relatives or reread intriguing ones. These personal libraries flourished in every area. Interestingly, a number of them changed into commercial entities especially those that had a huge collection of books.
- Then there are readers who swear by God that every time they reread one of their cherished books they gained a newer insight into the author’s writing style, story and characterization. Needless to say, most of them believe that it is age related thing. By way of example, some of classic literature that forms a part of school / college curriculum is far beyond the understanding young minds. However, a decade down the line, the same books depict another tale. As one reader pointed out that it was all about a matured mindset which develops with age.
- Empathetic and compelling character/s, especially those with whom we can easily relate to, and join with is still another common reason for rereading. It is this connection which brings readers to the book again and again, at times to bring inspiration and sometimes to compliment the author for its outstanding characterization.
- Dog eared books are like muses. They seduce readers and allow them to recapture a few of the chapters, scenes or passages of a novel. When a reader marks the webpage through the first read it only means that this person will return one day. It’s a signal that the particular part of the story has somehow made its way into the reader’s heart. Incidentally, in these modern times the majority of the book fans use bookmarks that somehow dilute the intensity, the passion with which the page was marked.
So, why do you reread if at all you do? And do you believe it’s an unfair practice because these books are”Gods of Literature” and several new authors lose out a sale because of these.