I’m currently re-reading Paradise City by CJ Duggan.
Back in March, it was a 5-star read for me, so I have no drama reading it again… but I’m not reading it for a second time because I loved it so much. I’m reading it because the second in the series just appeared in my mailbox (Thanks Hachette!) and I can’t start the second without re-reading the first.
I’ve always been that way. For example, when I was younger I would re-read the entire Harry Potter series in preparation for the next book coming out. And believe me, by the time the 7th book came around, re-reading the first six was no small task!
Another example would be a few months ago I started re-reading the Throne of Glass series before Queen of Shadows was released.
I always re-read books… because if I read a novel and a year later the second comes out, I’m struggling to remember who the characters are and what happened in the first one! Usually I have a rule – I’ll read the first and then wait until the entire series comes out before reading the rest – but it isn’t always that easy when you’re a book blogger and books are constantly arriving in your mailbox for review.
So I’m wondering – is anyone else a slave to read and re-read series?
Can you read the second without re-reading the first?