#ReReading2.0

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know that I have made it no secret that I love to re-read books. You can view that post here, and a few years ago I even created a challenge with the goal of rereading books. I saw this meme:

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And it put things into perspective. This meme made me realize how important it is to reread books but not only that, it made me realize the books that I always find myself re-reading other than Harry Potter. The books that I always find myself re-reading are:

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

There are other books that I re-read but not as often as the ones that I listed.

#ReReadIt Challenge

 

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This year I decided that I wanted to make my own reading challenge for 2017.  This challenge is quite easy as it is will take place over the whole year.  The challenge: re-read one book every month.  The books don’t have to be huge, and they can be your favorite books from your childhood.  The only requirement is that books have to be at least 120 pages.  This will also challenge you to find the balance between re-reading books and reading more recent titles, and yes, finding the balance can be done.  I also highly suggest creating a TBR, which should help you stay on track.  If there are books that you would like to re-read but don’t have them in your possession, I strongly discourage you from purchasing them and instead borrowing them from your local library.  If you have books that you have been wanting to re-read for whatever reason, but keep putting that re-read on the back burner this challenge is definitely for you!  If you are interested in joining please use the sign-up sheet below my TBR.  Sign ups close on December 31st as the challenge starts January 1st.

Please note that December has more than one re-read, as December is the month where I ALWAYS re-read the Harry Potter Series.  Also, if you would like to re-read more than one book a month, December is the only month you may do so and that is to re-read Harry Potter.

My re-read it TBR:

January- Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

February-The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

March-Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

April- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

May- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

June- Heidi by Johanna Spyri

July- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

August- Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

September- Moneyball by Michael Lewis

October The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

November- Stuart Little by E.B. White

December- The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

 

Before signing up, please make sure you have your TBR post ready.  I don’t know if you can go back and edit your entry!

#ReReading

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Today’s discussion is all about re-reading books and why I think it is important to re-read books.  Personally, I love to re-read books and I can manage to find a balance between re-reading older books and reading more recent titles.  There are a lot of positive things about reading books again.  When you read a book for the first time, you have certain thoughts and feelings or your thoughts and feelings about the book might not be clear.  For example, I already read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, however, my thoughts and feelings weren’t very clear when I first read it.  When I read it again, this coming month (December) I am hoping my thoughts and feelings about the script will be more concise.  Over time it is possible that feelings about a certain book will change, therefore it is good to re-read the book to see whether or not your feelings have truly changed.  Another advantage to re-reading books is that you pick up on things that you may have missed the first time, and if there were things that you didn’t quite understand the first time, you may gain a better understanding of the things that you didn’t understand.  There are quite a few books that I read this year that I had read at some point during my school career and wanted to re-read them for one reason or another.  What do you think about re-reading books? Do you make time to do so? Why or why not?  For me, I think it’s important to find a balance between re-reading books that you really loved and reading the more recent trendy titles.