Welcome to the Big Reveal
I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds
of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at
all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will
have a new question for them.
Do you like to re-read books?
Eileen Cook, Published Author
I do re-read books, but only those that I really LOVE. My to-be-read pile grows higher every day. I don’t have time to read everything I want to read so a book has to be really special to make it to the re-read list.
Kelley Lynn, Published Author
Nope. I don’t reread books. Too many books on the TBR list, not enough time.
Lara Schiffbauer, Published Author
I used to re-read a lot. Now, I have such limited time, I’m lucky to get to read a whole book through once. There are some books I’d like to re-read, mostly for what I could learn from the writer. Anything by James Rollins is, of course, one of my first choices.
Chloe Banks, Agented Author
I rarely re-read books because there are so many new books to read! I do occasionally – often if there’s a book I read quite young and didn’t like, I’ll read it again to see if I was wrong. I usually am! 1984 and Cold Comfort Farm are two of my favourite books and ones I didn’t like and couldn’t even finish when I first read them in my teens. I read the Bible every day so I’ve read all of it a few times now, but it still seems fresh each time I come to it.
Valerie Cole, Agented Author
Typically, I don’t re-read a book unless I *loved* it. I’ve read Trish Doller’s SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL 8 times this year (no joke, it’s *that* good). I’ve also read SE Hinton’s THE OUTSIDERS countless times. Judy Blume’s SUMMER SISTERS is another one that’s had a bunch of re-reads over the years.
Jay Bendt, Un-agented Author
Yes! I’ve read and re-read Wheel of Time (a very lengthy, very dense high fantasy series of 13 books) over and over again. I think when I find an author whose writing I enjoy, I am more prone to revisiting the stories.
Mark Koopmans, Un-agented Author
I love going back to the old Stephen King books of my youth. I’ve read IT and THE STAND multiple times – love them!
Do you re-read books?