Last night, I again watched The Net, with Sandra Bullock, and was taken in by the suspense and characterization. I have no problem re-watching her movies, since most all of them are entertaining and engrossing.
When it comes to books, that's another matter. Too many years ago, every time I went to the library, I'd look for the Cinderella book to take home again. Now, when I finish a novel, I have no desire to read it again. Upon reflection, I've come up with some reasons, which I'd like to share:
- So many books, so little time. My Kindle TBR pile grows by the day. Since I spend my daytime hours writing and promoting, reading is relegated to breakfast and lunch times, with the exception of vacations, when I sit outside in the partial shade and watch my dog sun herself.
- I'm more picky. Ever since I joined Chicago-North RWA a while back, and learned what comprises a good book, I'm not attracted anymore to works by formerly favorite authors who tend to churn out sloppy material.
- Times have changed. Much of the technology depicted in earlier books has evolved. I prefer keeping up with what's current, as opposed to going back in time.
- Styles have changed. Before, I didn't mind waiting to get into a book. Now, I want immediate gratification, and demand an opening hook or I will put a book down. My next point is in a similar vein.
- I get bored easily. I prefer fresh and new over yesterday's offerings.
What about you? Do you re-read books? If so, why? Which are your favorites?
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