The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. IT was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy@Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
I know it has been awhile since I did one of these, but there is no time like the present to just jump right back in.
This week’s question is:
Before reading a sequel, do you reread the previous book? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
I reread a lot and most of the time it is because the next book in the series is coming out and I want to refresh my memory about the characters and the plot. I don’t do this every time, though. Otherwise I wouldn’t have the time to read something new! I usually make the decision based on how long ago I read the story and how much I remember. Also if it is a long series, I usually don’t bother with the reread and hope the author will just catch us up somehow.
I am rereading a book right now, but this time around I am listening to the audiobook. I use audiobooks a lot for rereads. Doing it this way allows me to keep reading other books while using my listening time to catch up with old books/series. I am currently listening to Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo and I am loving it. The two narrators are perfect for these characters. I really needed to reread this one because it has been such a long time since it was published and the sequel comes out in January. I had forgotten so much of the story! Now when I get the second book it will be fresher in my mind.
What about you? Do you ever reread a book before the sequel comes out?