Meme: Booking Through Thursday

Posted 21 May, 2009 by Li in Meme / 5 Comments

What book would you love to be able to read again for the first time?

Booking Through Thursday

Good question…normally I would say Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, but re-reading it is always like reading it the first time because I always pick up something that I didn’t notice before or didn’t focus on. So actually there’s three books that I would love to be able to read again for the first time:

  • Jane Austen’s Persuasion — I remember reading it for the first time and getting all excited with anticipation and anxiety: will Wentworth and Anne renew their relationship after eight years of being apart? Or will Mr. Elliot succeed in charming his cousin away from Wentworth? I remember not being able to put down the book because it was just so intense 🙂
  • Ian McEwan’s Atonement — This book had me from the very first page. I read it shortly before the movie came out in the theatres and the book pretty much gripped me from the very first page: the characterization, the prose, the plot…I could not put it down (which wasn’t actually a smart thing at the time since I read it during my midterms and was supposed to be studying for my exams, LOL). I couldn’t stop thinking about it days after I had completed the novel…I mean, it still affects me after re-reading it, but not to the same level of shock and sadness as the first time.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind — I haven’t re-read this book yet since I just read it back in January but I had such an enjoyable experience reading it. The plot, the characters, the entire atmosphere of the novel really had my attention. Absolutely enjoyable; I was sad when I had completed the novel because I didn’t want it to end, lol. 🙂

5 Responses to “Meme: Booking Through Thursday”

  1. Ah, yes – “The Shadow of the Wind”! I’d definitely agree with that. Haven’t read the other two, but I read “Shadow” back when it first came out and absolutely loved it. I’m thinking it might already be time for a reread sometime soon.

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