Aren’t you sad? We are going into the last few months of the Shelf Discovery Challenge, hosted by Julie of Booking Mama. I have had a ton of fun going back and re-visiting these old classics, and I am finding that a few of them still resonate with me and are some of my favorite books even now.
One of the things that I have been really curious about in reading these books is how I am interacting with re-reads in comparison to my response to books that I am reading for the very first time. Do I like them more if I had read them in the past, and do they seem to be as realistic or does nostalgia give them a bit of a boost in that department? Am I harder on books that I am just now reading for the first time? More critical? Less accepting of the reality that is presented to me? How are you finding that the reading experiences of books that you have read for the first time as opposed to re-reads compare to each other?
To enter this mini-challenge you have to be a registered participant of The Shelf Discovery Challenge, so if this sounds like fun and you’re not registered, head on over to Julie’s blog to sign up. You can either leave a comment here exploring some of the questions that I have posed or you can write a post on your own blog exploring some of these questions about the books that you have read and leave a link in the comments.
Each entry is in the running to win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble or any other bookseller that will allow me to send you a gift certificate online. You have until Tax Day, April 15th, to enter. I’m looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say!
Happy reading & enjoy the rest of the challenge!