Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about boys and reading…
Have you ever finished a book, then turned around and immediately re-read it? Why? What book(s)? (question courtesy of MizB)
There have been books like these in the past where I immediately flick back to the first few chapters and skim through them again but their titles elude me. I’m a Harry Potter fan and one of the reasons I love them is the way Rowling leaves little obscure clues throughout her books that lead up the big reveal. That makes it fun and exciting and it’s interactive in a particular way. It’s also very clever of Rowling as a way to encourage readers to re-read her books.
The most recent book I can think of is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I was truly bowled over by the story and writing that I immediately flicked back and started over. It’s now one of my favourite stories.
Otherwise, the sheer amount on the TBR pile pretty much leaves little time for re-reads although I am currently re-reading The Ghost Writer by John Harwood. It was so good I remember zooming through it and being scared pantsless by it. I’m still scared the second time round because I’m anticipating what’s to come.