I’d like to re-read a book every month or two, but right now that rarely happens. I get distracted by New Book Sexiness.
Sex is actually a nice metaphor. A lot of people talk about how great it is to read around, sampling a different book every time. But anyone who’s stuck with one book for the long haul knows that this leads to a richer life.
New books are always going to be sexier — it feels almost like an instinct. And if you have a long list of stuff you want to get to, there’s a certain pressure to pick something different off the shelf, in the name of “progress”.
But the re-read always rewards your selection.Read more "What’s better than reading? Re-reading"