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Question – Immediate Re-Reads. Have You Ever Been Compelled To Do This?



For those of you who know me, that probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise. I’m the QUEEN of rereads. I’d say that probably HALF of my reviews on here are rereads.

BUT . . . there’s a WORLD of difference between rereading the previous installment(s) in a trilogy or a short series a year after the fact, but before the latest installment is published, and finishing a series and IMMEDIATELY reading it again.

Despite that WORLD of difference, it’s still managed to happen to me twice. The most recent time was with . . . wait for it . . . Fifty Shades of Grey. I know. I should be ashamed. Guess what? I’M NOT. I know that lots of people loathe, hate, despise, and abominate those books, but clearly, lots of people love them<——I’m one of those. ALSO—I’m grateful that I came into the phenomenon after all three books were out, b/c if I’d had to wait after the way that book 1 ended, I might have lost my mind. Instead, I blew through all three, and immediately read them again.

I regret nothing.

The only other time that happened was with Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. I came into the series fairly late, and the first 8 books had already been published. Each installment was between 650 – 1000 pages (only 2 of them were in the 650ish range). By the time I finished them so much had happened, and it was so good, that I wanted to read it again immediately. So I did. Jordan was such a master at weaving hints and foreshadowings along the way that I knew there was no way I caught them all the first time. And I was right. I’ve had several more rereads since them, and every time I pick up on new things, and every time I more amazed at his brilliance. The intricate storyline and sheer volume of the material were what made it possible for me to go right back to book 1 after finishing book 8.

I still regret nothing.

What about you?

Immediate Re-Reads. Have You Ever Been Compelled To Do This?

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My name is Jessica and I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’m trying my hand at writing, but mostly I read. My favorite genres are Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and the YA versions of those genres, but if there is a book of a different color getting lots of buzz, I’ll read it too, just to be informed. If I’m not reading or writing, I’m probably on Goodreads or Pinterest or baking blueberry pies because I love them.



  1. I’ve never felt to need to read a stand-alone and then reread it immediately, but with a series, hell yes. Especially if the series is finished and you know there won’t be any more books. I barely have time to reread now, but I still feel the itch sometimes with series like the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, or the Sword of Truth ones by Terry Goodkind.
    Celine recently posted…Review: Don’t You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn

    • Oh geez. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve reread the Fever series, LOL.

  2. I’ve never done immediate re-reads. I do a lot of re-reads too, but they are usually a while later, like when the next book is about to come out as a refresher. The vast majority of my re-reads are truthfully re-listens. I used to read a book and then go back a month or more later and listen to it. Now, I just listen to it the first time through, but I’m still doing re-listens.

    I’ve never tried Fifty Shades of Grey, I’ve heard too many bad things about the editing that I don’t think I could handle it. I think I would go in with the wrong attitude at this point, but I don’t think you should be ashamed at all for anything you read. The only shame is in NOT reading. 🙂
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…Shield of Winter Audiobook by Nalini Singh (review) #Audiobooks

    • TRUE STORY. And like I said, I’M NOT 😉 As for the editing, I’m normally pretty hardcore about that kind of thing, but it couldn’t have been that bad, b/c it didn’t make memorable impression. I have no recollection of poor editing . . .

      And I do the read a book, then go back a month later and read (listen) to it again. Sometimes so much is going on that I need to time to process, and the try again.

  3. I did the same with Fifty Shades! I think I read all 3 books at least 3 times in a row, maybe 4. I had never read anything like that and I became so wrapped up in the story that it was all I thought about. Of course, I shit-talked it to all my friends because I was so embarassed. There are these constant posts on FB about it being Christian Grey’s birthday so I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to read it again VERY SOON!

    • LOL. I was the opposite. I was texting all my friends, “OMG have you read FIFTY? Read it! Read it NOW!”

  4. I must be honest, not being able to do this anymore is the only regret I really have about blogging. I still reread stuff all the damn time, but no longer feel I have the luxury of finishing an awesome book and saying, screw it, ONE MORE TIME!
    Nathan ( recently posted…Tough Traveling – Mentors

    • I haven’t done that since I started blogging either. And I’ve been putting off rereading WoT since before the last book came out, b/c even BEFORE blogging that reread was daunting.

  5. I love rereading so much 😀 Ha! I’m one of those haters, but you like what you like and rereading is the best!!! And if you feel like you loved it, well, go ahead and reread it a thousand times if you want to. Heh. I haven’t re-read any of the books I’ve read, but I have wanted to. Lola and the Boy Next Door was like that. And um, I’ve re-read the whole VA series 5 times in addition to the first time. OHHHH!!! THAT’S ONE THAT I RE-READ IMMEDIATELY AFTER 😀 HA! But it was back when I wasn’t even blogging. I love re-reading and it’s simply the best. So yeah. Tha’t it 😀
    Siiri recently posted…Review: Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

    • I still haven’t finished VA, LOL. I’ve read all but the last book, but so much time has gone by that I know I need to reread them before, and NO TIME. And I would totally reread Lola 😉

  6. I don’t re-read as often as I would like but I do what I like to call ‘scene re-reading’. I’ll pick up the book and re-read certain scenes and sometimes I’ll find something I had no idea was there. It’s so weird.

    I do want to re-read a couple of my favorites this summer though… so much nostalgia lately if you know what I mean.
    Rashika recently posted…ARC Review: Come Back to Me by Mila Gray

    • It’s definitely easier to do that now that I read mostly on my kindle—bookmarks and highlights and whatnot. It never occurs to me to mark the place of favorite scenes in hard copies of books.

      And yes, I know what you mean 😉

  7. Like Rashika, I don’t do immediate re-reads but I do immediate scene re-reads especially when I absolutely adore a book and I want to read certain scenes again. I don’t re-read as often as I like because there’s just so much damn books on my TBR pike but I find that listening to the audiobook is an excellent way for me to re-read books without taking away my actual reading time. Does that make sense? Hmmmm.
    Amir recently posted…Gushing and Ravings: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

    • Actually thinking about it, I do immediate scene rereads too sometimes. Like in Kate Daniels, book 3 when Kate sets Jim down for trying to shut her out of the who’s-killing-shifters investigation—I reread that like 3x in a row, and I like chortled. For REAL 😉

  8. Oh Jessica, you’ve made me feel so much better! When I saw the question, I immediately started thinking…”Do I really want to answer that honestly?” Now, I’m not so ashamed. 😉 I re-read Twilight AND Fifty Shades immediately after having finished them. And if you have no regrets, then neither do I! *ha*

    • Oh, I’ve reread Twilight at least 5x, and come to think of it, I may have reread the entire series after finishing Breaking Dawn . . . I don’t remember. Oh well. Whatever, I love them too 😉

  9. Wow! I’m in awe! I almost NEVER re-read anything because I always feel compelled to read that next book. The only books I can think of that I’ve re-read were the books in the Harry Potter series (because I read them again with my son). I’m having enough trouble getting through the Wheel of Time series once (though I love the stories – you saw that post)! I do sometimes like to re-read scenes in a book that blew me away, though!
    Nicole recently posted…Random Reads Review – Talented by Sophie Davis

    • Man, I reread ALL the time. Less now that I’m blogging, but still, I forcibly make time for rereads when I NEED them. I don’t have comfort food, I have comfort BOOKS 😉

  10. Hey, now. No regrets when it comes to reading and books. None. Not even for 50 Shades. I’ve had a couple books that I immediately reread…doesn’t happen often but when it does, I love it just as much (if not more) than the first time ’round.
    Mary recently posted…Speed Date with Merry: SHIVER OF LIGHT by Laurel K. Hamilton

    • Me too. The only time I like a book less on the second pass is when a LOT of time has gone by between reads. If I’m hooked enough to reread it immediately, that love is for LIFE.

  11. Prior to blogging I would reread, but it usually wasn’t right away. I would be in a reading lull and decide, okay, let’s go back to a book/series I love and reread it. One exception though was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. I was in such a hurry to finish it when it first came out that I flew through it and knew that I was missing a lot, so right after I finished I went back and took my time reading it.

    Since blogging, there have been so many new books and series that I’ve discovered that I haven’t had time do any rereads.
    Traci recently posted…Review ~ Scorched ~ Erica Hayes

    • Yep. Blogging is a great, big time suck. BUT I think the rewards make it worthwhile, and hey, you can always pull back for a few days if you REALLY need to just READ and nothing else.

  12. “I regret nothing.” – MUCH love to that!!
    I loved the hot mess effect of FSoG, but my enthusiasm went down by #2 and I have yet to read #3. I did fall for a similar read recently, like last week, and read it once, then immediately re-read it – Night Owl by M. Pierce. Freaking ah-mazing stuff!! 2nd and 3rd coming out this year and the next, and ofc waiting sucks ass, but meh.

    It’s a rarer thing though, rereads at all, let alone immediate ones. I mean, there are those I’d wanna reread for sure, but I just keep getting distracted by other stuff and trying out new series and authors and there’s just SO much I’m terrified I’ll never manage to get to anyway, I can’t handle the stress of rereading :))

    • See, for me, rereading is the opposite of stressful. I do it b/c I love the books, and I want to disappear into them again.

      And I have Night Owl, but I haven’t read it yet. Looks like I need to 😉

  13. Not really much of a re-reader here and definitely not a finish and start them right over. I might have done that once years and years ago but not any I can remember. And *gasp* 50?!! Crazy how divided people are on that one. I couldn’t make it through the first book. ::shudders:: lol
    anna recently posted…Hunter by Night (Chronicles of Yavn #3) by Elisabeth Staab

    • Right? You either love it, or you hate it, and I LOVE it. Sorry it didn’t work for you though. And yeah, none of my immediate rereads have been recent.

  14. Yes, before blogging I would read epic fantasy and a few were so awesome, that I would want to go back and re-read. Sara Douglas, Terry Goodkind, and Elizabeth Haydon come to mind 🙂
    kim { Book Swoon } recently posted…Blog Tour: DEFECTOR by Susanne Winnacker + Review and Giveaway

    • SARA DOUGLAS!!! The Wayfarer Redemption?? LOVE that series. Love that series so much that I ordered the third book from Australia rather than waiting for it to be released in the states. I have a bunch of her other books too, but I don’t think I’ve read many of them . . . need to dig them out.

  15. I actually never reread books at all. I did once because when book 3 came out it had been 3 years so I reread book 1 and 2. This was pre-blogging at a time when I didn’t own 912738217327 books I hadn’t read yet haha. The only time I would like to reread is when I read a mind-fuck book and i want to reread it knowing what I do after reading the ending. Something like Momento. You just have to watch that movie more than once!!

    • Seriously. That AND The Talented Mr. Ripley. And for me, it’s the rereads/watches that really show just how bloody brilliant the author/screenwriter was, so I don’t begrudge them that.

  16. Does reading and then listening to the audio book right after count? But no I don’t think I’ve ever done this otherwise. I have loved some books no doubt but I usually like to savor it and then let some time pass and go reread it when I know I NEED that feeling again.
    Tabitha (Not Yet Read) recently posted…Fan Art Up! (10) – Studio Ghibli & Tough Traveling

    • I have SO many of those, Tabitha. I’m going to start calling them my comfort reads. Much better than comfort foods 😉

  17. I am an avid reader and have been known at times to re-read books over and over again, but only if they are worthy. I am happy to say I never re-read the fifty shades of grey books, not because I thought they where rubbish… okay I have to admit they where pretty poor, but I didn’t have that urge to refill my mind with its story, like I had with other books. I think if there where books I needed to reread and would continue to read again and again, I would have to say they where the Harry Potter books! Yes I am a Potter a fan and also most books wrote by David Gemmell.

    • Harry Potter will never get old. And I’m happy to say that I don’t waste time rereading book that I don’t consider worthy either 😉

  18. Not compelled enough to do it, lol. But I’ve thought about it on occasion upon finishing a beloved series.

    • You should try it sometime. I find it to be an excellent way to break out of a book funk.

  19. Actually, I just had this urge last night upon finishing Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. I loved the finale so much that I immediately went on Amazon and added the Kindle versions and the paperbacks to my wishlist, so I can order them for myself later and reread them wherever and whenever! I do not buy new books, ever, but I must have this series close at all times!
    Angie F. recently posted…Review: Capricious by Gabrielle Prendergast

    • Yeah, I think it happens to all of us occasionally. I really need to finish that series (I LOVED Shatter Me), and I’ve done that with the Throne of Glass books and the Lunar Chronicles too.

  20. I haven’t done this very often but there were a couple of books I just had to. The last Harry Potter was one of them. I think because I flew through it the first time, I wanted to go back through it slower and see what I had missed and didn’t pay as much attention to that I really needed to. I had a lot of time and feelings invested in the series so it only made sense (plus, I had reread all the other books numerous times before so it made sense).
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Review: Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

    • The first time I picked up HP was right after book 3 came out. EVERY year after that I read ALL of the previous books right before the next one came out, and I just reread the series for the first time since book 7 last Christmas, so that means I’ve read books 1-3 SIX times. SIX times. And I still love it 😉

  21. I’ve never re-read a series. i honestly think the only books I’ve ever read twice are Pride and Prejudice and Interview with a Vampire, read P&P in high school and then picked it up years later. I think there’s too many great series I need to get to right now that stop me from re-reading my favorites. I might feel differently in a few years but for now I’m concentrating on tackling my growing TBR pile!
    Lori recently posted…Review: Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins

    • I hear you, but sometimes I need a break from my TBR pile (especially when I had a run of stinkers), and rereads of favorites are like therapy for me.

  22. I haven’t been able to do a re-read in awhile, but I’m beginning to now. I’m re-reading the IAD series by Kresley Cole because I’ve missed this series. I started reading them back in 2010 before I started blogging, so I have some catching up to do. The last 3 books I haven’t read yet. The only way I can do re-reads though is by audiobooks. I have no idea why it has taken me so long to listen to audiobooks. Being a mom of two girls and it being summertime…audiobooks help make days that involve cleaning so much better.
    Blogging definitely interferes with re-reads..but I’m making time no matter what now.

    • Me TOO. I started my reread a few months ago, but had to take a break from it b/c of other things, but I still have book 3 in my bedside pile for when I can get back to it. I don’t do many audio books, but I may make an exception. I need something to listen to on my summer roadtrops 😉

  23. I’ve never immediately re-read a whole book. I have gone back and re-read favorite parts as soon as I was finished, but that’s mostly just with the Downside series.
    Cat recently posted…Early Review: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

    • I didn’t think about it before several people said similar things, but I do that too. Especially with Kate Daniels.

  24. I love re-reading books, but I’ve never done immediate re-reads ever. I just don’t feel compelled to do it, even if I adored the book. Usually, I give myself time to forget a little (because my brain is like that) and then pick it up again months later. But I think if I do read that Robert Jordan series then I might be able to do an immediate re-read. Probably for Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series as those are more than 1000 pages long per book. Although that series is far from completion.
    Francine Soleil recently posted…Gushing and Ravings: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

    • I’m like that too, which is why immediate rereads rarely happen. I do agree that the friggin’ long fantasy series are a bit different, but even then, I don’t know that I have the time to indulge in that kind of urge anymore.

  25. I love rereading books! I refuse to let blogging keep me from reading what I want so I re-read no matter how many books are waiting to topple over me in my TBR. Some of my favorite books get better each time 🙂
    Nereyda recently posted…Review & Giveaway: Come Back To Me by Mila Gray!

  26. Oh, yes, yes, yes! I definitely have been compelled to immediately reread many books, the latest one being Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. It’s just so good, you know? The world is so vast, the characters so deep and complex, and the writing so fantastic. There are so many well-placed hints everywhere that the reread value is so high up. I restrained myself from rereading it though (but I was sooooo compelled like omg my hands are twitching!) because I had to plow through ARCs that needed immediate attention but omg if I could read it again… and again… and again… I would…
    Faye recently posted…ARC Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn – WTF WAS THAT?!

    • EXACTLY. That’s what happened to me with WoT. You get me too, Faye!

  27. I don’t reread too often but I will especially if there’s a long stretch between books of a series I love. I need make sure I don’t miss important details. The one I pick-up quite often when I can’t figure out what to read next is The Bronze Horseman. There’s just something about that series that never gets old…it’s either that or I’m just a weirdo! LOL…
    Cristina recently posted…At Your Beck & Call by Jane Harvey-Berrick

    • You’re not a weirdo. Or if you are, it’s not b/c of the rereads, LOL. Personally, I think weirdos are the BEST, but then I have been accused of being one myself, so . . . 😉 And my go-to rereads these days are KA anything. She’s got so many books that I always have options, and that is a good thing.

  28. +JMJ+

    I’ve been doing immediate rereads since I was in uni, when I kind of had to do them. In the case of E.M. Forster’s Howards End, which I really enjoyed, I read it three times in a row! =D

    Sometimes I do an immediate reread without even planning to, like the time I finished Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting and realised I had understood only about 50% of it. All I meant to do was reread a handful of scenes that my memory was having trouble with . . . and of course, I ended up rereading the whole thing, anyway! Though not necessarily in order. LOL!

    And right now, well, I guess you could say I have the entire Twilight series on perpetual loop. 😉

    • LOL. That’s quite a collection 😉 I’ve already said to someone else that I may have reread the entire series after Breaking Dawn came out (and that was after rereading books 1-3 BEFORE it came out), LOL. Great series. And I’ve had to reread books that made no sense a few times too, but I typically give myself a month or so before attempting it.

  29. I did instant re-reads with Soulless by Gail Carriger and with the entire Fever series.

    • I need to get back to the Carriger series some time. I REALLY like Soulless, but then I got distracted by other books, and yes, I’ve reread Fever numerous times 😉

  30. I don’t ever reread, immediate or otherwise…so, question is kinda moot for me. But! I am so glad to hear your thoughts on 50 Shades. I only read the first one and I didn’t love it, but seriously! It wasn’t as bad as everyone says it is. I enjoyed it for what it was supposed to be, and for what it was (a book that started off as Twilight fan fiction) it was pretty impressive. I gotta give credit where credit’s due, ya know?
    Mogsy recently posted…Tough Traveling: Mentor

    • You know . . . every time I hear that 50 started as Twilight fanfic, it blows my mind a bit more. I think I’d be crap at fanfic, b/c it doesn’t compute at ALL. I see no, even left-over, similarities here, and I’ve heard TONS of people say that JLA’s Lux series is like Twilight with aliens, and enough people believe it, that there must be some kind sameness, but I just do not pick up on it. Not even a little bit.

  31. Reread a good book… yes. Immediately? No. I usually like to have some time between rereads so I can rediscover things I either forgot or just didn’t think about. If I do it too soon I tend to miss those things since I think I remember it so well and might even skim certain parts.
    Melissa (Books and Things) recently posted…A Barricade in Hell by Jaime Lee Moyer with Giveaway!

    • Yes, my eventual rereads are MUCH more frequent than my immediate rereads. As I said, it’s only happened TWICE in my entire life, and I’m not sure WoT counts b/c at that point I had read like 7000 pages, so not your typical reread.

  32. I don’t do immediate re-reads, Jessica, but I’m known for re-reading really dramatic revelations in books I love or scenes that got stuck with me for a long time. And yes, I discovered Jordan very late and did back to back reading of his books in the summer of 2003 or 2004. :))) I wouldn’t attempt to re-read him though. That’s just way too epic for me, you crazy woman! I also did a re-read of Tiffany Reisz recently, because her last book was so. extremely. powerful. I simply had to re-read the previous four again.
    kara-karina recently posted…YA Fantasy Review: Finnikin of The Rock by Melina Marchetta

    • Yeah, I do that too, but strangely enough the immediate rereading of scenes happens FAR less frequently that rereads of entire books. I think I just get so in the zone when I’m reading that it takes a ridiculous amount of awesome to snap me out of it. Still, it does happen occasionally.

  33. I used to re-read so many books/series but I find I don’t’ have the time now.

    I re-read the Sookie Stackhouse series (first four books) on a monthly basis for awhile.

    I think I need to make re-reading a priority. It’s nice to go back and spend time with old friends sometimes.

    • LOL. My favorite Sookie books are 4-9, and I could definitely reread them on a monthly loop if time wasn’t an issue. And exactly. It’s the best way I’ve come up with to break a book funk.

  34. Is it weird that I’ve never reread a book before? Literally, never? I’m so swamped with my review books and books that I’m dying to read, that I don’t know how I would ever find time to reread a book I already read. I know, so sad. I envy the people that get to reread a book they enjoyed so much.
    Lisa recently posted…Audiobook Review: Inked Armor by Helena Hunting

    • Not weird b/c there are several of you based on these responses alone, but I highly recommend it. Especially if you’re in a book funk. Best time for a reread IMO 😉

  35. I tend to try to do re-reads of a series once all the books are out and I’ve already read them all at least once. I tend to re-read certain favorite passages in books after first finishing them but I never re-read the entire book right away. I tend to wait to re-read it until years later.

    Great discussion.
    Alexa recently posted…Push the Envelope

    • Me TOO. And what an enormous time suck that is, LOL. I’m in the middle of doing that right now with The Hollows in preparation for The Witch With No Name.

  36. I don’t think I have ever re-read a book right after I finished it, but I have read a few right after I was done listening…I don’t know if that counts.
    Lupdilup recently posted…Where to buy audiobooks #audiobookmonth #Audiobooks

  37. I’m a huge re-reader, I normally go back to my favorites like the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs or the Poison Study series by Maria V Snyder but its all about my book craving or if Im in a rut and need a boost to figure out what Im going to read next.

    I read 50 shades an while back but havent read the third and final book… still wondering if I should lol.
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  38. YES.
    I definitely do this!
    You know when people say they have “book hangovers”, I thought all this time I didn’t really get them, but then I realised I do, but not in the same way. Other people can’t read at all because of the book, but I just do an immediate reread- it’s like I can’t remove myself from the world. I did it quite recently with Heir of Fire, actually. I read it and then read Crown of Midnight and then went straight back into Heir of Fire. IMMEDIATE REREADS ARE AWESOME.
    Nara recently posted…Review: The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss

    • HEIR OF FIRE IS AWESOME. And yeah, I reread ToG and CoM right before HoF, but I haven’t read them since then. But that’s mostly b/c no time. I was happy to fit in the ToG and CoM rereads beforehand.

  39. I’m really a re-reader. I’ll go back and skim or read certain passages, though. BUT I just finished On the Fence by Kasie West and want to re-read it already!
    Christy recently posted…Reviving Izabel by JA Redmerski

    • I haven’t read anything by Kasie West yet, but I just one-clicked The Distance Between Us, and I’ve had Pivot Point on my TBR for-frickin’-ever, so hopefully that will change soon.

  40. You re-read The Wheel of Time series!?!?!?!?! Holy guacamole!!!!!! I’m in complete awe!!! That is so great 😀 Question: Have you read the ones NOT written by him, as in, have you read the entire series??? Just curious – that’s an entire discussion for another day…

    Back to point: I re-read immediately BUT only the exact portions/scenes I loved. I don’t waste my time on the filler. Yeah, I miss the overall FEEL but since it’s an immediate re-read I’m still in the FEELS so it’s all good, get it? Kind of why I have the goofy blog name – the reading “hangover” thingy.

    Did I mention before I started commenting that I have a wicked migraine and I’m drugged up? Yeah, that could explain me not making too much sense.
    Kristin recently posted…Review: The Professional by Kresley Cole

    • LOL, Kristin. You make plenty of sense. Aaaannnddddd guess what? I not only immediately reread WoT, I’ve since reread it like FIVE times. B/c I’m a maniac, yes, I know. And yes, I’ve read two of the Sanderson books. The first one was awful, the second one was WAY better, but still not Jordan, and the third one I have sitting on my bookshelves, and haven’t touched it b/c separation anxiety. You get that, right? I mean, that series is EPIC with just one reread, but I’m afraid that once I finish it, I won’t know what to do with my life, LOL.

  41. I don’t think I have every immediately read anything. I have reread the previous books in a series when I got the new book, though. I have reread my bookshelves before, starting with A and going straight through the alphabet. lol
    sherry fundin recently posted…Friday 56 #13 – True Crime – Dark Deeds by Susan Fleet

    • Wow. I do the reread before a new installment thing, but an alphabetical full-out reread? That is intense 😉

  42. *high five for re-reading• I’m a huge re-reader too Jessica, but like you, rarely do the immediate re-read. There are two instances that I can think of though – Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh because…HAWKE. I’d been waiting something like 9 books for his story, so I blew right through it to see what happened, and then needed to go back and read again to make sure I caught all the nuances my speed prevented me from catching the first time. Ditto ICED by Karen Marie Moning. There were a lot of new things the second time around because I read so fast the first!

    • Yeah, rereads are great (and so is HAWKE), but I learned my lesson with Fever, and I’m not touching the Dani trilogy until it. Is. Done. Books 3 and 4 just about killed me. I think I actually shrieked and threw the book at the wall when I finished book 4, LOL.

  43. Yes! I’ve had this happen more than a few times. I never got into the 50 Shades books but there’s nothing wrong with them. In college I wrote an article about them and how it was good people could find some sexual freedom through them. No shame!
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    • I have a friend who read the first book OUT LOUD to her husband. I cannot even imagine, LOL. And yay! for more rereaders 😉

  44. I loved Fifty Shades of Gray as well. I have only immediately reread one series/books, and that’s all of the books from Ilona Andrews. I have to read her books again, right away because they are so amazing.
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    • I don’t know if I’ve immediately reread her books, but I’ve definitely reread them more than any others. Seriously, I can reread Kate every, single year right before the new book comes out, and I’ve never gotten BLAH b/c enough time hasn’t passed since the last time I read them.

  45. I had never re-read a book before or since until I got my hands on J. D. Robb’s In Death series. Then I promptly read the series (about 35 books) three times, immediately back to back. The first time I devoured them so fast I missed stuff. The second time helped but I just couldn’t stop. My friends then stepped in and recommended something really good and I moved on:)
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    • Holy crap! That’s either amazing or scary. Or both, LOL. I’m thinkin’ both. I’m glad your friends intervened, otherwise you might still be reading them. I’ve had that series on my TBR list for awhile, and I might even already have the first book, but now I’m kind of afraid . . .

      • Oh, you’d love the series. They’re just highly addictive. In the Goodreads group, there are many others who’ve re-read the series more than I have. You’ve been warned:)

      • Dully noted, LOL. And you know . . . page-wise, I bet there’s not a ton of difference between reading those 35 books in a loop and the 14 1000(ish) page WoT books, so maybe not terribly crazy. OR you’ve got even more company. Either way, it works 😉

  46. I’m a fan of 50 Shades of Grey and feel no shame either LOL! Now I haven’t reread the series, but I would like to. I’m really glad I read them after the series was finished because I plowed through them. I’m sitting here staring at my shelves and to be honest, I don’t think I’ve done an immediate reread of anything. I’ve done lots of rereads over the years, but I’m always excited to read something else when I finish a book.
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    • Yeah, it definitely takes a special set of circumstances to get me to do an immediate reread. TWICE in my WHOLE life. Might be twice as many times as you have, but still—NOT a lot 😉

  47. I’ve never done an immediate reread but i have to admit i’ve deifnetly though about here and there. Sometimes i’ll finish a book and be like OMG I NEED TO READ THIS AGAIN..but o’ll usually only reread my favourite few sections and that’s it.
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    • Yeah, I think we all pretty much agree that immediate rereads are very rare. It’s a special book that makes you want to immediately reread even just parts of it 😉

  48. Oh I admire you for so many rereads. I cannot remember when was the last time I reread a book. Gosh, I’m so overwhelmed with all new books and those unread on my shelf that I’m not even thinking about it. About Fifty, lol when I didn’t like it the first time around so I’ll stay away. Glad you enjoyed it though. Great post, Jessica 🙂
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    • Rereads are my most fool-proof way of combating book hangovers. Immediate rereads, however . . . those are pure self-indulgence 😉

  49. I can count on one hand the number of books that I would and have read more than once. Once I find one of those treasures, I read it countless times, but am not compelled to do it too often.
    There was a book just recently that I felt that way about and wanted to read it again immediately, but had a major trip. Now that I am back, I feel like there is a lot of catching up to do. Hopefully I will get back to it soon.
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    • I hope you get back to it soon too. Rereads of old favorites are almost like therapy 😉

  50. Hmmm, that’s a very good question! I used to re-read more of my favourites before my TBR exploded when I joined Goodreads and started blogging about books… now too many books and too little time make me not re-read books as often. BUT… sometimes you just have to!! The last time I did it was These Broken Stars and I have been tempted to do it with the full series of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, except that I wasn’t sure I could survive the onsaught of emotions again!
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    • I really need to read These Broken Stars too. I have it. I just haven’t read it. B/c exploded TBR. I remember a time when I reread books out of necessity, LOL . . . Who would have ever thought I actually wish for fewer books? NOT me.

  51. I haven’t done an immediate re-read, but have done re-reads for series with new releases coming out 🙂
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    • I do those CONSTANTLY. Case in point—I doing it right now with the All Souls Trilogy. All. The. Time.

  52. This is me with the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I have read the first three books twice now and the last two once. In a few days I will be re-reading the entire series because I know that I will again pick up on details I missed the first and second go round. And I just love the atmosphere he creates. I kind of can’t wait to get back to them. And I have the first three books of The Wheel of Time series. I’ll have to get to them soon too.
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    • Yep. That was exactly what happened to me with WoT. I hope you get to them too, b/c they are FANTASTIC.

  53. I cannot say I have immediately re-read a book but I have re-read books when the new ones get released and I love it. You pick up on so many things you missed the first time round because you rushing to see what happens. There are so many books I want to re-read for review for my blog…
    I love how you just own it Jessica 🙂 No regrets *tee hee*
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    • That’s typically what I do too. Occasionally, I’ll have the urge to reread old, favorite (finished) series, and I use those as between book palate cleansers too, but mostly it’s to make sure I know what’s going on when a new book comes out.

      Thanks, Chanzie! I’ve been this way my WHOLE life (much to my mother’s chagrin, LOL). 😉

  54. Before my TBR pile became crazy I used to love immediate re-reads; even now when I hit a slump I go to my fave series shelf and start them again (Fever, Kate Daniels, The Sea of Tranquillity….) I always tell myself I am going to read a book again that is a part of a series close to the release of the next book but it never happens.

    Unfortunately, 50 Shades wasn’t for me 😉

    A great post Jessica!
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    • Thanks, Sharon! And yeah, I don’t get to do rereads of favorites nearly as much as I used to since I started blogging. BUT sometimes I just have to. Like right now. HUGE book funk. My solution–On the Edge by Ilona Andrews. I can feel the funk getting better already 😉

  55. I am not usually a re-reader, so I am completely impressed with your re-reading mojo. The only book I’ve ever immediately reread was The Lions of al Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay. I was NOT ready to say good bye!!

    I am even more impressed that you’ve reread WoT so many times. I lost steam at book 7. I desperately want to pick it back up but don’t have the strength to restart, so I’m torn!
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    • Thanks, LOL. I got bogged down several time in WoT, but I was committed, so I stuck with it. And the wonderful thing about both Jordan and that series is that even the books that were kind of BLAH on the first pass, were SO much better with the reread b/c you had more information. Even the notorious book 10. But I get you. I haven’t read the last book yet, b/c I feel like I owe it to the series to reread it before the big finish, and that . . . is just daunting.

  56. I so much agree, you ARE the queen of re-reads! I always see you re-reading stuff and I can’t believe my eyes! I don’t know how you do it, woman. I don’t know how you can have that much of patience (b/c that is what it takes for me.) Darn, I admire you but still wouldn’t want to do what you do. No re-readings for me except if I really liked the series like: The Vampire Diaries or The Mortal Instruments. So, you can guess that I NEVER do immediate re-readings. Sigh, seems like we’re not that similar after all. 😉 Will look the Wheel of Time series up, really intrigued! Oh, and I LOVED Fifty Shades of Grey (the 1st b/c didn’t get to reading the sequels yet.)
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    • I know. I accept it. There are worse things to be than Queen of Rereads, LOL. And it keeps me sane. Clearly we are VERY different on this topic 😉