Monday, June 20, 2011
To read again, for the first time.
I was reading back through some of Michelle's latest posts the other day. When I came to this one about The Hunger Games, I felt a twinge of jealousy that she was still making her way through the books. I wish that I could re-read the books, but experience them like it was the first time. I feel this way about lots of books.
I'd love to discover the magical world of Harry Potter again. I'd love to sob through the ending of Bridge to Terabithia again. I would love to get caught up in the world of Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl. I wish I could re-experience the emotional roller coaster of Memoirs of a Geisha. I know there are more, lots and lots more that I can't remember right now. My favorite type of book is one that creates a world to get lost in. The only problem is that there is no way to do this twice. Entering the world for a second time never has the same effect.
Do you feel his way about any books? Which ones?