the pros and cons of rereading and rewatching

Hello everyone! Tis spring break! And that means plenty of glorious hours for reading and binge watching. Except I haven't watched or read anything new. In fact, I reread Harry Potter and I rewatched Jane the Virgin. someone help me i am too obsessed.

the violin has nothing to do with this post i just love my violin

It brought me to think, is rereading/rewatching something redundant? Or, when should you stop rereading a series? Is there even a limit?

The answer that comes to mind is NO. I WILL LIVE THE MAGIC AS MANY TIMES AS I WANT TO NOOR LEAVE ME ALONE. (i have internal fights with myself it's probably not healthy but whatever) But shouldn't one be open to new things? Continously reading or watching one series gets boring doesn't it? (it really doesn't but that isnt the point)

So, me being me, I made a pros and cons list, because what's life without lists? (a lot of things but lists are my life ok sh)

the most obvious reason, so you can live it all again. Experience the quotes, laugh at the characters, cry at the deaths, go on the journey like you did the first time! If you really love it, you can't get enough of it. i will never get enough of Draco's snarky comments. never. no matter how many times i read the series.

so you will always remain a fan. I don't know about you, but if I don't read or watch or talk about a book/series/tv show/movie (you get the point i don't have to keep on doing this) for more than a couple months, I'll start to lose interest in the series. I'll literally forget how amazing it is. Sometimes I just want a snap back to.. fantasy? I NEED THE FUEL.

you may have not read a good book or watched a good show in a while. Find yourself constantly hitting the one or two star button on Goodreads? Can't get past the first episode of that new show? Reread your favorite book, or watch your favorite show! It's guaranteed that you'll like the book/show, and it's a refresher from all the literature garbage you've read lately.

(jk it's not garbage, every book is a gift, some better than others, but all of them are gifts, in their own way) However some shows can be absolute garbage, several come to mind.

you're forgetting all the details. 
me: buzzfeed quiz on harry potter trivia.. LETS GO.
quiz: what was Ginny Weasley's Patronus?
me: *sweats* *pants heavily* OH CRAP I DON'T KNOW. *sinks into chair in shame*

It's a terrible feeling. After that, you just have to reread the series. Or you'll feel like a bad fan.

This list was probably one of the toughest lists I've ever had to make in my life, it involved me hitting my head on my computer because I NEEDED ANOTHER REASON but my reading soul told me that there were NO REASONS. #readinglifeishard

when are you going to tackle that TBR? 
me: *is reading the lunar chronicles (again)*
me: *glances over at bookshelf*
me: i'll get to you someday
bookshelf: lol yea right

THERE'S TOO MANY BOOKS, AND SO LITTLE TIME. I tell myself this like every day? But then I somehow find myself picking up my favorite books and looking past the ones I picked up at the store. It's not that I don't want to read them, it's just the others ARE SO GOOD. *cries*

or that Netflix watch list? Trust me, I have around 15 shows on My List on Netflix that are calling my name but I still click "next episode" on Jane the Virgin so that I can watch that same episode for the fifth time. logic.

the book/show/movie loses its suspense. After a while, you tend to know what happens in a series, you know all the funny lines, the scary moments. So it's never really the same the 5th or 6th time around, you may gain more knowledge of the thing, but you lose a lot of the fun.

(i tried really hard to come up with more reasons I PROMISE)

I still love rereading, don't me wrong, I think I just have to cut down, a little.

REREADING / WATCHING? Yes or no? If yes, what’s your favorite book/show/movie to reread? And if I missed any pros or cons, let me know!

Thanks for reading,


  1. i relate to that TBR one on a personal level lol. i've reread the fault in our stars so many times its unreal whOOPS?

  2. I'm actually the OPPOSITE. I have so many books on my to-be-read list that I never have time to re-read my favorites. XD

    xx Mackenzie

  3. I have this thing where I say that I hate re-reading books and movies so I usually don't but when I actually do re-read a book or re-watch a movie I love it. I'm not sure that makes since. Anyway cool post!

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

  4. I'm all for re-reading, but I feel really guilty about it when I do, as I always have a huge TBR.

  5. JANE THE VIRGIN IS AWESOME I RELATE! My sister and I actually began re-watching it too, even though I still have the whole A Song of Ice and Fire series to get through and season 1 of HTGAWM (I have a life, I swear). I am a firm believer in re-reading and re-watching, because I love just opening a book (or clicking next episode) and feeling ease, and reminded of how great it actually is.

  6. Honestly, I like re reading (as for re watching, I don't have time. There's always a new Korean drama out).

    I haven't been able to re read a favourite book in such a long time because of my TBR *screams*

  7. YES! Always rereading. I've never rewatched a show (probably because I just haven't seen enough) but I've watching my favorite movies so many times I can recite it along with the movie. Fun post!

  8. Reading winsover watching easy. I reread a lot. Then I cry because I have read every book I own at least 50 times and know the plot back to front.

    PS I have nominated you for the Cramm Award

  9. I love noticing details that I didn't when I read a book for the first time! I don't reread a lot, but it's a nice treat when I do ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  10. Great post Noor! I nominated you for The Writer's Ink Challenge! You can find the details here :

    I hope you'll be able to do the tag!


  11. Gosh THIS IS ME! my dad is sometimes getting on my case for, "not reading a variety of books". I need to show him the "Pros" part.

  12. This post is reminding me that I need to binge on my fave tv show and finish reading a book that was brought for me.


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