Musing Monday

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.



  1. I’m the same way with Harry Potter. The last few books, I would get them at midnight and read straight through the night to just get the story in my head, then immediately start them again after I woke up from the inevitable crash in order to get the details under control. They’re great for re-reads because of all the layers to the stories!

  2. Hahaha I agree with Harry Potter! And Breakfast At Tiffany’s, but I can’t go back to it straight away. I think when I was little I went through cycles of Enid Blyton

    Also when J.K. came out and said that Dumbledore had been a wizard fancier, I re-read it and found all the subtle clues. Very clever the way she did it I think.

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