Think about how many times you’ve watched your favorite movies. Now think about how many times have you've read your favorite books.
That movie you love was even better the second time you watched it, right? You noticed things you missed the first time and observed how things were woven throughout the story from the very beginning. You appreciated the characters more and fell even more in love with the movie.
It’s the same with books – times ten! My favorite books get more amazing every time I read them. I remember aspects that I’d forgotten about, and I discover lines that I must’ve somehow missed the first time.
You wouldn’t find a new favorite food only to never order it again. You wouldn’t discover an amazing song and be content with just hearing it the one time. Approach books the same way. Find the ones you love and them suck the marrow out of them. Read them as many times as you watch your favorite movie.
Just like with movies, don’t even own a book unless you’re going to enjoy it over and over. So pick up that favorite old book and remember what you love so much about it.