Musing Mondays (May 11)

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about rereading…

Have you ever finished a book, then turned around and immediately re-read it? Why? What book(s)? (question courtesy of MizB)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

EDIT: It's clearly not a question about boys and reading. I forgot to change it. *sigh* I'm hopeless.

I don’t think I’ve ever actually done this, though there are books that I could understand the sentiment for. Off the top of my head I’m thinking of

  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick (actually did reread this one)
  • Song of the Sparrow - Lisa Ann Sandell
  • My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  • Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
  • Looking for Alaska – John Green

Okay that’s probably far too many for an off-the-top list.

Thinking about them these are all books that I’ve either absolutely loved the characters or loved the way they’ve been told – both in some cases, and a lot of them are on my all time favourite list (The Time Traveller’s Wife, My Sister’s Keeper, Anne of Green Gables).

Though I don’t immediately reread them (my pile of books yet to be read is often far to big to allow this) I do usually skim back through them and reread all the bits that I loved.

37 comments :

wendy said...

I agree, I went back for more straight away with The Booktheif and Hugo. my musing here</a

gautami tripathy said...

Nowadays, I don't but I used to..

Doing an about turn

nan said...

As a child or teenager I would reread books. Anne of Green Gables is on my list too. I listed the first three that came to my mind: http://nanscorner.wordpress.com/2009/05/10/monday-musings-may-11/

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Here's my two cents : On re-reading Just mentioned the four I thought of straight away! I'm sure there are many more (PS: Boy In The Striped Pajamas just came to mind).

Happy Monday!

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine

Melody said...

Here's mine.Happy Monday!

bibliophile23 said...

Just posted mine:

Grace's Post

Elena said...

Here's mine at With Extra Pulp

The Social Frog said...

Mine is up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=1852

debbiesworld said...

My answer is up here

Kim said...

Great question.
My answer is here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/05/monday-news.html

*smiles*
Kim

Dot said...

I could definitely read The Book Thief again, I thought it was amazing.

Margaret said...

This brings back memories of books I've enjoyed.

My answer is here.

Jo said...

I like re-reading, but not immediately anymore!Mine's here

Yvonne said...

I'm not much a re-reader. Mine is up at http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays-re-reading.html

Nise' said...

My Musing.

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays_11.html

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Here is my Monnday Muse @ Fire and Ice

Mae said...

*cough*Harry Potter *cough* and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Cathy said...

A post from a non-re-reader. :)

Janet said...

My answer is here.

caite said...

Re-read? Who has time to re-read when people are still out there writing new books, even as I compose My Post?

MizB said...

My answer is here.

~MizB

writemeg said...

Oh, how I want to!

I'm up here!

Jessica said...

Guilty as charged!

My answer!

Jenny Girl said...

I haven't read the Book Thief yet, but it's on my list.
Here is my musing

Bobbi said...

My post is up:
My Muse and Me.

I'm a creature of habit, so I do have a huge tendency to re-read books!

kaye said...

interesting . . . kaye’s musings

Phantom Inkheart. said...

Here's mine!

Cristina said...

My entry here

Matt said...

That's why I have my Moleskine journal. I skim back through my notes.

Full Answer here.

Susan said...

Here's my answer

carolsnotebook said...

I only re-read books occasionally and never immediately after finishing it.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/musing-monday-14/

purplg8r said...

I don't understand what this question has to do about boys, but here's my answer

Li said...

Here's my answer to this week's question: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=432

Valorie said...

Got mine up here:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/05/11/musing-mondays-rereading-books/

The Book Resort said...

Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays_11.html