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Friday, February 24, 2012

Read & Repeat

Although I'm a big fan of repetition in writing (as you know by now), I don't tend to re-read books other than poetry books. But here's an article in the Daily Mail Online Science and Tech Blog by Rob Waugh about the mental health benefits of re-reading books. Apparently, during the first read-through, preoccupation with storyline and plot is the focus, while in subsequent readings emotional engagement, with all its positive benefits, becomes key.

And this is true in other aspects of life, such as in re-viewing movies and vacationing in the same place more than once. Old positive emotions are pulled in to the most recent experience, resulting in self-reflection and personal growth.

I KNEW my penchant for repetition had to be good for something!

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