Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Chatter #11: Would You Still Like Your Favorites?

Wednesday Chatter is a weekly feature at Ruby's Books where we'll be talking about anything and everything related to books and reading. Click here if you want to see what we talked about in the previous weeks

WARNING: Some bad words might be used in the following post. Don't say I didn't warn you!

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I was thinking recently about my reading reading habit and how I love to reread. In the blog post I linked you to I said that one of the reasons I love rereading is because I know the book won't let me down and that I know I'll love the book, since I read it the first time. I stand by what I said, because I have been rereading a lot recently and I did enjoy reading those books. This however is about the books I don't think I'll ever reread, despite having loved them.

There are tons of books that I loved, both books that I've reviewed and that I haven't reviewed. Some I've reread tons of times, like Vampire Academy or Harry Potter or any Sophie Kinsella book. Some, however, I have not. Take Divergent, for example. I loved the first book. I was mildly disappointed with the second. Won't be reading the third one because I don't feel the need to finish the story. And to be honest with you, I don't know if I'll like the book as much as I did the first time.

Another good example is The Two Towers from Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The first time I read it, back in high school, I think I read it in three, four days. Now however, I've been stuck at Frodo and Sam's journey for weeks. It is possible this is because I am so used to reading fast paced books, that that second part of the book is too slow for me right now. 

So my question for you is this: would you like your favorite books if you were to reread them? Or have you found yourself rereading a loved book that you didn't enjoy as much on a second read?


  1. There are 3 or 4 books that I have re-read or listened to that renew my love for the author and/or novel all over again.

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    A Ring of Endless Light by Madeline L'Engle
    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (the audiobook is narrated by Jim Dale!)

    Right now I'm listening to Seraphina which I read when it first came out. I'm enjoying it so far despite everything that seems to be happening in my life that is preventing me from listening to it!

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

    1. I tried reading The Night Circus, but it didn't really catch me and I'm so sorry, because I see so many people that have only great things to say about the book. As for the other books, I haven't read them yet. Don't you just love it though when you reread a book and you fall in love with it all over again?


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