Re-Read Old Books After A Few Years To Gain New Perspective

Re-Read Old Books After A Few Years To Gain New Perspective
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Re-reading old books is not only fun, it actually can bring just as much value as reading a new book. You may have a completely different experience with them now that you’ve matured more than you did when you read them initially.

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Being in a different space mentally means you can approach a book you’ve already read with a new perspective. Naturally, we’re not suggesting that every book deserves to be re-read, especially if you really hated it the first time around. However, you may be surprised how a book that didn’t resonate with you in high school English class may make a big impact on you once you’re grown up with a life of your own.

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  • I would love to be able to do this but the reality is that there are so many novels in existence that I will never be able to read all the ones I plan on reading before I die. Just spending a month re-reading a book I’ve already consumed will set me back significantly in my attempt to get through as many books as I can in my short lifetime.

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