Re-Reading

Is Fundamental

* Do you love to read? (If your name appears below, we know the answer to that.)

Even though there are millions of books in the world, do you sometimes find yourself reading a book that you love over and over again? Well, you're not alone.

The American Library Association has found that lots of people re-read favorite books. Some of the most popular titles on the re-reading list: the Harry Potter books, the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh," Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie" books and Alice Walker's "The Color Purple."

People tend to re-read books that they first discovered as kids, the ALA found. Sometimes they're books parents read aloud to kids, or that kids had to read for school.

So it turns out there's nothing wrong with reading Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket for the third or fourth time, as long as you also find yourself reading new books, too.

But there is a danger in re-reading a book that you remember as being one of your all-time favorites. The book that you loved when you were 8 might not be as good as you remember it when you read it again at 12.

Ashley Settles shares a story with her

listening buddy, Dax, in New Carlisle, Ohio.