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Christmas is a time for family, friends and yes, traditions! Do you have a family tradition? What about a personal tradition you do every year?
I’ve always been a reader and reading the Christmas story, the famous birth of our Lord Jesus seems fitting on Christmas Day. Then reading seems almost a perfect thing to do during this time. I don’t know when did it start, but I’ve re-read Pride and Prejudice every year the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. It wasn’t really planned, but possibly because that time of the week, school’s off and I didn’t own many books besides textbooks. Living in New York, the weather’s usually chilly, so I love to cozy up with a comfy blanket, hot cup of tea and with my bedside lamp’s soft yellow glow, read the night away.
|Classics I read every Christmas season!|
My typical stack of Christmas reads will always include Pride and Prejudice and one other Jane Austen’s novel. It changes yearly, but the first will always be the story of first impressions. Even years later, married, this personal tradition continued on, but with one change - more titles were added to the mix. Classics such as The Christmas Carol and The Little Prince added to the tradition, along with some inspirational titles I’ve came across during my initial exposure to Christian Fiction.
|Some of my favorite Re-Reads|
A Spin off a Tradition
With my re-reading tradition, I’ve decided to make it a standing tradition to not only reread some of my favorites, but make that particular week just for re-reads. Since I’ve started reviewing books, I haven’t had that much opportunity to reread novels in its entirety. So in the last two years, I’ve decided to carve out specific times in the year to focus not on titles I’ve not read, but on titles I’ve already read and have enjoyed tremendously.
I know many fellow readers think re-reading books is a waste of time, especially with so many great books published every year. For me, I think every time I read a book, even if it was a previously read title, I grasp something entirely different, or that I can find it more relevant this time versus the last. I also think even if we read a book, what we’re meant to take away from it, may not necessarily be the right timing. Sometimes it’s not about the message, but just pure entertainment, and that is also enough for me.
💬 How about you? Do you reread books? Any classics or recent favorites? Do you also have a personal Christmas tradition?
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