They probably didn't even realize it was a compliment, but as an avid reader myself, I know that I only have a few favorite books in my life that I go back and re-read. Let's see...I have read all of the Clan of the Cave Bear books, barring the last one, at least 5 times. The Grapes of Wrath, the same. Morning Glory, by LaVyrle Spencer, gets read about every two years since I first picked it up years ago. Of course, I can't forget all the Little House on the Prairie books. I have been reading those since I was a little girl, and I still love to pick one up and just start reading. Every time I see one at a garage sale, I buy it.
There are plenty of books I loved that I don't plan on re-reading,like The Hunger Games trilogy, or The Help. I read them. I loved them. I recommended them. And then I moved on. I don't know what the difference is between one I enjoyed and must re-read, and one that I also enjoyed but feel done with.
So, what about you? Are you a re-reader of favorite books? Or once they'vebeen read, do they get set aside