The Pleasure of Re-Reading Books

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I’ve already read each of the books chosen for April in my two mother-daughter book clubs. I remember liking The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen when I read them, but it’s been years since I finished those books. I usually have so many titles to read (you know the old adage, so many books, so little time) that I rarely pick up something that I’ve read before. But sometimes it’s worth revisiting the gems of the past. Each time I do, I learn something or notice a detail I didn’t get before. And, because this time I’m reading each of the books to discuss with one of my daughters, I will think about things that may have meaning for them as well. I look forward to finding out what that may be.

After today, I’ll be taking a break from blogging for the next two weeks. My kitchen remodel is almost finished, but the last bits are either forcing me from my home (refinishing the wood floors) or have me running around moving things all day long (replacing carpets). I plan to have time to read, though, and I’ll be back in April with another batch of book reviews in addition to the ones I’m reading for book club and news from other groups with fresh ideas for you.

3 Responses to The Pleasure of Re-Reading Books

  1. lacegrl130 says:

    I recently re-read Possession by A.S. Byatt – it was amazing how much I missed the first time around.

  2. I recall reading Austin books with my daughters in their teen years and then watching the movies. That became so much fun that we did our younger daughter’s bridal shower around the theme of Pride and Prejudice.

  3. Sharry says:

    I love Bonesetter’s Daugther! I must re-read it!

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