Today I’d like to talk about re-reading.
I must admit that I rarely re-read books. I have two series that I would like to re-read, but I loved them so much the first time, I’m scared to revisit them, just in case I no longer love them. Both series I read before I started blogging, and I know my reading tastes and habits have changed since then.
What two series am I referring to? The Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony and the Kushiel series by Jacqueline Carey. I own both series, minus the last book from each, which I managed to lose during some move, not the latest one though. I love them for very different reasons.
The Piers Anthony series is a fantasy sci-fi series that was written way back in the 80s. It is complex and twisted together, yet still quite short. I first read it as a teenager and I feel like I could re-read it and enjoy it still. But since I know all the twists, so it wouldn’t be quite as fun.
The Jacqueline Carey series is a fantasy erotica that I would never review. But it’s a sexy story with incredible world building behind it. This is the series that I am really afraid that I wouldn’t love again. Mainly because I don’t really read smut anymore. Which is a shame sometimes.
What about you? Do you re-read books? Are there any that you’re afraid of not loving as much the second time around?