This struck a chord with me. I don’t either. By the time a book is done and finished and out there in the world it’s really hard for me to revisit it. When I dip into my books, not only do I see paragraphs I wish I’d cleaned up and small missed opportunities, but it just doesn’t feel right for some reason.
I can’t even read the Spanish translation! I have always half-thought that the Spanish versions of the Jacob Wonderbar novels are like Spanish/English tutorials made just for me, but even in that form I can’t bear to revisit the story.
It’s kind of like running into an ex on the street. “I’m sorry, we had a great time together, it’s nothing personal, but I’ve moved on to other novels.”