Do you re-read books? I have been on a re-reading bent recently and gone through half a dozen of my favorites: the Fever series, Fate's Edge, The Last Light of the Sun, Sunshine. I am perfectly happy re-reading any book I don't dislike, so if I gave it 3 stars, I'm probably willing to read it again.
However, I realize that's not the case for everyone. I have some friends who will read a book once and then never pick it up again, no matter how much they liked it. That makes me sort of sad. I see something new every time I read a book, whether it's the second time or the twenty-second. Plus, I still enjoy it.
It's not always good to re-read books. The first time I read Twilight, I enjoyed it, but when I went back to re-read it, I felt like Cookie Monster being offered vegetables.
Except that they were vegetables disguised as cookies. And I liked the first one. Um. I think I may have stretched this metaphor a little too far, but you get the idea. The fluffier the book, the fewer times I can generally re-read it.
Before I joined Goodreads, discovered the book blogging world, and started a blog of my own, the vast majority of my pleasure reading was devoted to the same fifty or so books, just because I didn't know what else was out there. I don't think I could go back to that. Re-reading is great, but I've gotten to used to lots of new books in my life, and since they're usually from the library or NetGalley, my wallet is even okay with that. But every once in a while, I need a break from the read/review/read/review cycle, and that's when I pick up an old favorite.
When do you re-read books? Do you re-read a lot of books or just a select few? What are your favorite re-reads?