Given the choice, would you rather try a new book, or re-read an old favourite?


6 thoughts on “Re/Read

  1. Hmm… depends on the mood I’m in and which old favorites I have available. Whether I’m in the mood for comfortable old friends (and how long it’s been since I visited said old friends between their pages) or in the mood for something unknown and exciting (and possibly not to my liking in the end.) If I go for old friends, then I can pick the particular mood to fit what I want – light and funny and fast like most Discworld books, or something weighty and involved like the Shannara books, or something in between. With new books, you can sort of tell, by the cover and the heft, but you never really know how it’s going to go.
    I guess it boils down to whether I’m in the mood for predictability or risk.

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