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?