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Rereading Before Reading a Sequel

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Check out the hop here!

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on 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 their own blogs.

The Question of the week is: Do you go back and reread the previous book before starting the sequel?

The answer is ‘sometimes’. I’ve done it before and I do generally enjoy doing it but whether I do or not depends on a number of factors:
How much of the previous book/s do I remember? Can I find a decent summary of the book online?
How long has it been since I read the series? How many books are there in the series?
Is it a direct continuation of the same story? Is it another story with the same characters? A different set of characters in the same fictional location?
How much do I currently have on my plate reading-wise?
Do I want to re-read the books?

For instance – I’ve got both Percy Jackson & The Last Olympian and NK Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate on my TBR
I can remember what happened in the Percy Jackson series pretty well so I don’t feel the need to back and re-read anything or look up any of the previous plot points
The Fifth Season, however, I’m a little more fuzzy on the details and will probably have to at least look up a decent summary – then, depending on how well that jogs my memory, I’ll decide whether or not I have to re-read it.

2 thoughts on “Rereading Before Reading a Sequel

  1. I dont’ reread a book before I read the sequel. I can usually remember what the first book was about. If not then I can pick up what happened in the first book when I start reading the sequel. Have a great weekend!

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