Re-reading: The Ultimate Indulgence

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Remember how I talked about how much I loved listening to The Bone Season after I’d read the book? It got me thinking about how much I love re-reading the books I loved so much.

But revisiting a long-loved book can be tricky. You always run the risk of destroying the magical feeling you got on the first reading. There’s at least one book *coughTheSilverKisscough* that I refuse to re-read because a friend picked it up in her 20s and lost all of her love for the book.

At the same time, immersing yourself in a book you’ve read before can be like going home. I re-read Old Magic and the Harry Potter series at least once a year because they make me happy and remind me of the first time that I read them.

Do you have a book that you re-read every year?

4 responses to “Re-reading: The Ultimate Indulgence”

  1. louisemariabooks Avatar

    I would have to wait years before reading a book again as otherwise there would be no anticipation about what happens next since I would already know.

    1. That’s interesting! For me, I notice so much on the second read. I like the security of knowing what happens next; it gives me more time to focus on the details without rushing forward to get to the conclusion.

  2. I’m a new follower of your blog, I love it! I just finished The Bone Season and loved it. I got so excited when I saw that you have read Old Magic. It is one of my favorite books. 🙂 The author released a new book this year called Hidden. Have you read it?

    My go-to book is always Ella Enchanted and The China Garden by Liz Berry. Read it! Nothing sort of amazing.

    1. I haven’t read Hidden yet, but I did pick up a copy for my kindle so I’m sure I’ll dive in soon.

      I love Ella’s so beautiful. It’s a shame what they did with the movie. I also really like Two Princesses of Bamarre by the same author.

      I’ll have to look into The China Garden.

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