BooksI was 13 when I first tried to read Lord of the Rings. After wading through an incredibly dense 20 pages or so, I put it back on the shelf and selected something else.

About 5 or 6 years later I tried again. This time it seemed far more reasonable, and I wondered why I’d struggled with it the first time. Pretty soon I realised that the book hadn’t changed; I had.

Since then I’ve been completely happy with the idea of re-reading books. Whilst I still purchase enough new ones to stock a small library each month; I also seem to be one of those rare people who actually reads their books more than once. Several times, in some cases.

If you, like me, have books in every room of the house (Cicero would be proud); do you re-read them?

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