Anyone who knows WoT (all of us I hope) know this is a huge series. It's not for the faint of heart. So I did a reread in preparation for the release of A Memory of Light seven years ago and I haven't read the books since then. During that seven year gap, I had two kids, got married, lost my father, and a whole slew of other life-related things that have probably shaped me into a slightly different version of myself than I was previously. I decided recently to do another re-read. I wanted to freshen up the things I'd forgotten, and revisit some of my favorite scenes. And I'm surprised at how often I'm seeing scenes from a totally different angle than I did the last time through. It's almost like reading them for the first time all over again, because characters I didn't like before were suddenly the most interesting ones. Plots that I thought dragged on were filled with subtle nuances that I hadn't caught before. I found myself sympathizing with characters more in some cases, and less in others. Has anyone else done a re-read after a really long gap like that? What were your thoughts?