I just finished a re-listen of Cold Days, by Jim Butcher in anticipation to the new book, Skin Game.  So, I'm in a holding pattern waiting as it will be out shortly.  I don't always go back and reread books when the new ones come out.  Some times I do.  I used to do that a lot more when I was a kid or in college.  Then again, I had more time for such things as re-reads back in the day.  These days, in the precious hours I have at all to dedicate to reading, I prefer to mostly take on new things.

But in this case, because the books really do have a compounding effect, one building a bit more, and a bit more, upon prior books, and it being much more than a year later, I decided to freshen up the brain with the events of the last book.  The nice thing about audiobooks, is you can make use of them while doing other things.  Laundry.  Dishwasher. Commuting.  Yard work.  And so, it's helpful to me to get to do a re-listen which, while it means I couldn't use that time to listen to a new book, also means I'm mostly finding ways to get it in during double duty.

What about you?  Do you like to re-read when a new book in a favorite series comes out?  Do you just jump in?  Do you even re-read at all, or do you hate the very notion?  Let me know what you think.
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From: [personal profile] kaasirpent

I had intended to revisit all the books before this new one came out (TOMORROW!), alas, I got distracted. :)

From: [identity profile] temporus.livejournal.com

To be fair, and honest, the longer a series goes on, the harder it is to dedicate the time/energy to re-read the whole thing before the next book release.

I remember swearing to myself I'd re-read the entire Wheel of Time leading up to the last book when it came out. Yeah, that didn't happen. That would have been a huge, impossible task for me at the time, at least, not without going back and re-buying all the books as ebooks or audio. I might still wish to do that some day, if I feel like I have a few months to kill.

From: [identity profile] blue-23.livejournal.com

Skin Game just arrived! (Too bad I'm on Fool Moon.) BTW, when the last book came out I hadn't reread, so I'm not redoing the series _every_ new book. Just once in a while.

And talking about WoT, I got the last two books for Xmas and am planning to reread the whole thing before breaking them open, but it's been years since I last have read that series and there SO MANY threads I think I wouldn't get nearly as much out of it without doing that.

From: [identity profile] temporus.livejournal.com

I think at this point, the only way for me to re-read WoT will be digital format. I'm not going to hold up those dictionary sized tomes and try to read any more. I'm just too damn tired to do that.


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