Monday, May 11, 2009

Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays (BIG)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about boys and reading…

Have you ever finished a book, then turned around and immediately re-read it? Why? What book(s)? (question courtesy of MizB)

No, I don't think I've ever immediately re-read a book I just finished, but I've re-read books plenty of times. These days I'm just happy to finish something and move on to the next book! Sometimes I'll re-read the first few pages- I did that with Breakfast with Buddha, by Roland Merullo, and Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. Both of these were first-person narratives and it was interesting to me to listen to how this person, who I'd gotten to know really well over the course of the book, started telling the story at the beginning- that is to say, once I knew the character and all he'd been through, I wanted to see how the narrative voice sounded to me at the start of the journey rather than at the end, and if my impressions of the character, or my understanding of his viewpoint, had changed.

Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page.