I am, therefore I read.
I envy those people who have the patience and endurance to re-read books they once enjoyed. I just can't bring myself to do it. There are so many books out there that I'm just dying to sink my teeth into so I see it as a monumental waste of time to re-read a book - admittedly one I enjoyed immensely at the time - when I have already gotten everything I can out of it, learned everything I ever will from it. I have an unquenchable thirst to constantly learn and experience new things and because of this, re-reading just doesn't appeal. But then, I know so many people who do it. One of them being my Mister, who only really ever reads books he's already read. And it kinda makes me angry.....
I even considered once devoting a whole year to re-reading books. This is kinda what that year would look like:
|Cloud Atlas: A Novel|
There are no words. Oh, wait, maybe one - EPIC. And now The Wachowski Brothers, of The Matrix fame, are making a film to star Tom Hanks (could I BE more excited?!), Halle Berry and Jim Broadbent (l.o.v.e him). More on that story here.
|The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun|
It will inspire. Fact. Gretchen also runs a blog to help everyone keep up with their happiness resolutions. You can follow that here.
|The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us|
Positively fascinating, whether you like bees or not.
|A Short History of Nearly Everything|
Easily accessible - and very very funny - tome on the history of the creation of the earth. It will blow your mind. I couldn't put it down.
|Don Quixote (Penguin Classics)|
It is BIG. I know. But the comedy is so ahead of it's time. A Monty Python movie set in 15th century Spain. And you'll be so proud of yourself when you finish it.
|Life of Pi|
The ending of this book has stayed with me forever. Absolutely haunting.
What do you say, is there true value in re-reading books?