As children, we hear the same stories over and over again in order to learn to match the sound of the word with the written text. The first book I “read” as a child was It Didn’t Frightened Me.
I had memorized the story (which was evident when the pages stuck together and I kept on with the story as if nothing was out of place – until the end). I read that book everyday.
As I moved into middle school, I re-read The Babysitters Club and Judy Blume books. I was introduced to Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities in 9th grade when we read an excerpt. That summer I read the entire book and re-read it again and again each year all the way through college.
Like many college graduates, I was unsure of what to read once I graduated. Reading for entertainment was a foreign concept. I spent a few years reading anything and everything that I missed through college and trying to discover what I enjoyed reading. I did re-read Harry Potter every time a new book or a new movie came out.
Now as a book blogger, with the pressure of needing new reviews for the blog, I don’t have time to re-read. But there is a list of books I want to re-read, either to glean more of the story or just because it was fun to read:
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Gateway Chronicles by K. B. Hoyle
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Downburst by Katie Robison
The First Victim by J. B. Lynn
True Love Way by Nancy Scrofano
Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard
What books do you want to re-read?
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