Sunday, September 12, 2010
Sunday Salon: Reading, Read, To Read #37
Happy Sunday! Do you reread books? Do you value a reread? There are two posts up on rereading today. Amy is featured at 5 Minutes for Books. And Amanda has "In Defense of Rereading."
While I don't always have time to reread everything I want, I do value reading books again (and again and again.) Some books that I've reread multiple times are Frankenstein, Gone With The Wind, Ender's Game, and Life As We Knew It. There are actually a couple of books I'd love to reread now if only I could find the time. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. The first time through, I didn't really connect with the characters. Now that I know the characters. Now that I love the characters. I'd love to revisit this one. I'm hesitant because it would probably make me want to reread The Ask and The Answer and Monsters of Men. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I'd love to reread this one. I had such great fun with the graphic novel and the paranormal retelling. But reading those made me crave the original.
Which books would you love to reread?
What I've Reviewed This Week:
The Thorn. Beverly Lewis. 2010. Bethany House. 352 pages.
Wench. Dolen Perins-Valdez. 2010. HarperCollins. 293 pages.
Paul is Undead. Alan Goldsher. 2010. Simon & Schuster. 310 pages.
Revelations. Melissa de la Cruz. 2008. Hyperion. 272 pages.
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. Barbara O'Connor. 2010. August 2010. FSG. 176 pages.
The Silly Book with CD. Stoo Hample. 2010/2004/1961. Candlewick Press. 32 pages.
Tubby. Leslie Patricelli. 2010. September 2010. Candlewick Press. 28 pages.
Potty. Leslie Patricelli. 2010. September 2010. Candlewick Press. 28 pages.
Lily's Potty. Begin Smart Books. May 2010. 14 pages
Pete's Potty. Begin Smart Books. May 2010. 14 pages.
Maisy Goes to Bed. A Maisy Lift-the-Flap Classic. Lucy Cousins. 2010. September 2010. Candlewick Press. 16 pages.
Dirtball Pete. Eileen Brennan. 2010. August 2010. Random House. 32 pages.
Animal House. Candace Ryan. Illustrated by Nathan Hale. 2010. July 2010. Walker Books. 40 pages.
City Dog, Country Frog. Mo Willems. 2010. Hyperion. 64 pages.
Slugs, Bugs, & Lullabies. Music CD. Andrew Peterson and Randall Goodgame. 41 minutes.
More Than Words by Judith Miller. 2010. Bethany House. 368 pages.
Faithful. Janet Fox. 2010. Penguin. 336 pages.
The War to End All Wars: World War I. Russell Freedman. 2010. August 2010. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 192 pages.
Sabotaged. Margaret Peterson Haddix. 2010. August 2010. Simon & Schuster. 377 pages.
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. 1868. 544 pages.
Ninth Ward. Jewell Parker Rhodes. 2010. August 2010. Little, Brown. 217 pages.
Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World by Sid Fleischman. 2010. June 2010. HarperCollins. 268 pages.
Bleak House. Charles Dickens. 1852-1853. 912 pages.
Unknown Ajax. Georgette Heyer. 1959/2009. Harlequin. 384 pages.
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