I hope you enjoyed it when I did this hop through August.  I thought I’d pick and choose a few further questions whenever I think they’re interesting – but all of October is related to Halloween, which is really not my thing!  It’s not big in the UK (or wasn’t until the supermarkets realised what a great opportunity it was to rip people off with some tacky plastic costumes).  Enough of my prejudices… here’s today’s question:

What books would you want to read again for the first time?

Following on from a thought I had on series a little while ago, I would like to read Harry Potter now, for the first time.  I’d really want to see whether the experience is different when all seven books are out.

It’s such a long time ago that I read Lord of the Rings, I think I’d like to read that now too, for the discovery factor and also to see whether I like it as much as I actually do – as an old friend.  I still read LOTR from time to time.  It always pleases me.

Having said that, there are a few books I’ve been carrying round in boxes or whatever for years that did seem like I was reading them for the first time when I reread them.  Black Beauty and White Fang are just two of those – and I had widely different responses to them.  You can check my reviews of these two by clicking on the titles.

What about you?

Now go hopping!

On re-reading books – Book blogger hop
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6 thoughts on “On re-reading books – Book blogger hop

  • 15 September, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I think it would have to be The Stand, by Stephen King. I thoroughly enjoyed it when I first read it many years ago.

    • 15 September, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      I havent read any Stephen King other than his ‘On Writing’ simply because he’s too scary!

  • 15 September, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Jemima, you and I have very similar tastes in books we’d like to reread. I enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia as a child and have reread them as an adult. Puddleglum is still one of my favorite characters. Any of Marguerite Henry’s books – Misty of Chincoteague, Brighty of Grand Canyon – are well worth a reread!

    • 15 September, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Ah, that reminds me – The Silver Brumby books, too!

      I didnt read Narnia till I was an adult.

  • 15 September, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I’m with you on this one, Jemima! Noelle’s choices are good, too. And I guess maybe any of L.M. Montgomery’s books, given how excited I still get when I track down another collection of her short stories.

    From your title, I thought this would be about books I like to re-read. There’s a small pile I go back to again and again, mostly children’s books that do good things for me for various reasons.

    • 15 September, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Yes, those you re-read over and over again are a different category entirely 🙂

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