Sunday Coffee – Callbacks

IMG_3827It’s no secret that I adore rereads. Sometimes, though, my long years of blogging have led me to skipping rereads, especially of books I’ve previously reviewed. In my early blog-days, I used to put up second reviews – Crossed Wires and We being good examples – but I quit doing this over the last few years. I plan to correct that mistake and do more of these re-reviews in the near-future.

I’ve gotten an itch to read many of the books from my early years of blogging. Love Walked In. Airman. Warbreaker. Lady Audley’s Secret. Etc. I’ve let the already-reviewed status keep me from these rereads. No more.

Callback reviews will reexamine, with different eyes, books I’ve already featured here on the blog. I can’t say how often they’ll appear, and perhaps they’ll appear in waves as the mood strikes. The first of them will show up tomorrow, as I just finished re-listening to a book first read/reviewed in 2012.

I admit: this whole project excites me. As I said above, I adore rereads, and I’m happy to finally give myself permission to re-review as well!

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11 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Callbacks

  1. samantha1020 says:

    I love to reread as well. What a great idea! I like that you are sharing your thoughts a second time….I will be watching for these reviews 🙂


  2. I’ll be honest that I haven’t reread in years. I have too many books that I want to read for the first time. That said, good for you. Do whatever makes you feel happy…and if it’s healing too then good. 🙂 Now is a callback like a holler back?


    • Shaina says:

      I feel the same way! I think that knowing I’ll never read everything I want to *once* makes me reluctant to reread.

      Still, I’m trying to break out of this mentality this year, especially since I have several books on my shelves that I want to revisit for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks.

      I hope you enjoy, Amanda!


    • Amanda says:

      My TBR pile is at a super manageable list (under 30) and rereads end up being just as important to me as the to-reads. Often, I’ll spend a lot of time rereading books already read during the year, so that there’s no need to even mark them down on my year’s list. This is silly. I might as well reread when I want! And I was thinking callback like a second audition – too theatre-y? 😀


  3. Karen K. says:

    I always feel guilty about rereading since I have so many unread books on the shelf. I do enjoy re-reads on audio (re-listens?), however. Since I know the plot, I don’t feel compelled to sit in the driveway and finish a chapter, plus I don’t have to pay such close attention while driving.


    • Amanda says:

      Like I was saying to Brian and Shaina, I never feel in the slightest bit guilty about this, but that’s probably because I don’t keep unread books around all that often. I definitely don’t feel that I’ll never get to the books I want to read, and instead approach as “I’ve read everything I want to, except things I learn about later, and I’ll deal with them then!” 😀


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  5. Kristen M. says:

    I tend to skip reviews on most rereads — especially since a lot of my rereads are series reviews so that I can refresh before a new book. I probably won’t start reviewing those unless I find something new in them. I’ll just mention the newest book. Rereading a novel is different though because there’s always something different found in every read! I look forward to reading your posts!


    • Amanda says:

      I’d skip a lot of those too, unless (like with the Way of Kings that I posted yesterday) it’s a book I need to go back to for many reasons, and I have a lot to say about it.


  6. Michelle says:

    I just re-read a book and don’t regret it at all! I say bring it on!


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