Sep 15, 2011

BTT: Replay

This week's Booking Through Thursday question asks:

Have you ever finished a book and loved it so much you went back and started re-reading it again? (And if so, please give us the titles!)


This is a simple one for me.  No, I've never done that. There have been books that I dearly loved and wished they'd never end, but for me, there are just too many fabulous books out there that I want to read for the first time.  I rarely ever re-read books, with only a few exceptions - the classics.  Right now, actually, I'm re-reading TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, but the first time I read it was almost 30 years ago, so does that even count?! I'm enjoying it so much and re-discovering things in the book, its like I'm reading it for the first time.

As I'm writing this, I realize though, there may be one book that I re-read right after I finished it and that was when I was a young girl and the book was CHARLOTTE'S WEB. However, I don't know if I finished it the second time around.

How about you? Have you ever loved a book so much you re-read it right after you finished it? Be sure to check out the Booking Through Thursday blog to read more thoughts on this topic.

8 comments:

LibrarySnake said...

Aw, yes, Charlotte's Web was a great one :)

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/09/booking-through-thursday_15.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

I never did either, too many others out there.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/booking-through-thursday_15.html

Audra said...

I live for rereading books! I'm an Air Force brat, so we moved a great deal, and I reread books whenever I was feeling lost, isolated, or out-of-sorts. It was (and still is) reassuring to revisit people and places that were familiar and remained so. Whenever I'm in a funk, picking up an old favorite -- like Rebecca -- always restores me.

bermudaonion said...

I rarely re-read books and have never re-read one as soon as I finished it.

jlshall said...

I don't do much re-reading now, and certainly not right after I've finished a book. But as a kid, I read Lewis Carroll's Alice books many times, and Little Women several times, too.

Staci said...

I've never done that nor do I think I ever will!!

fivealarmbookreviews.com said...

Ah, Charlotte's Web. I checked it out from the school library over and over again.

Linda said...

Okay--I must be strange...I love to read and have a TBR mountain, but I re-read a few things religiously: The Lord of the Rings is re-read at least every three to five years, and I have read the entire Harry Potter series three times. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series takes first place though--the entire series gets read at least every other year (and I find new details every time).

With Inheritance coming out this fall, I'll begin a re-read of the first three Paolini books soon so I can time the finish of those to the November release date of the final volume.

As a young girl, I read Little Women and The Hobbit many times...