Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday Thoughts || Rereads

Hello, there! Welcome to yet another week of Thursday Thoughts! This is a original, interactive, weekly meme here on my blog. Anyone with an opinion is invited to make a post, link up and join the conversation! We would just love to have you with us. This week's Topic of conversation is "Rereads." I'm excited to talk about this topic! However, I do feel like (as I've felt a lot lately) this post may be a bit uninformed. I've not reread that many books. In fact, as far as I can remember, I've only reread one or two books in my lifetime! (Aside from tiny children's books for the nostalgia.)

Currently, I'm in a super silly (and very stressful) situation, so I'm going to quickly explain it to you because why not. I wrote that first paragraph earlier and then a few hours later my power went out. Storms, gotta love 'em. Anyways, I'm so dependent on the internet that I honestly cried. But once I got over it, my family decided to come to McDonald's, so I'm currently using their wifi and writing this on my iPad. The lengths I go to for this blog. Hopefully, the power will be back on at my house by midnight, but I'd rather by safe than sorry. So, that's that. Thought I'd let you know.

Now back to your regularly scheduled Thursday Thoughts. Most recently I've reread Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. Or, I'm rereading it, rather. To be quite honest, I'm having trouble getting through it. That book was one of my all time favorites when I was in middle school. For that reason, I figured it would be amazing to reread it (considering I couldn't remember all that much about the plot.) However, that wasn't exactly the case. I've started and finished a few other books in the time frame that I've been "reading" Stargirl and had no interest in reading that particular book first and foremost.

Like I said, I loved Stargirl when I read it the first time around. I don't think I would ever consider rereading a book if I didn't like it the first time I read it. That sounds counterproductive to me and it kind of feels like a waste of time. However, I could totally see someone rereading a book and liking it the second time they read it since our tastes change and grow as we do. When rereading a book I mostly look, obviously, for things I missed the first time around. I also feel like there's a possibility for disliking a book you used to like. I wouldn't say that Stargirl is an example of this for me, but it could have been that far. But, I think the integrity of the story and what I really liked about it is still there and that's what made me not necessarily hate it this time around.

And, that's that! Sorry if this is a crappy Thursday Thoughts. I'm being rushed by my family while they want to leave the McDonald's parking lot. So, with this I bid you adieu. I hope you enjoyed this post nonetheless and I can't wait to hear all of your lovely opinions on rereads. Join us next week when we discuss rating systems! See you then.


  1. I'm with you - I can't imagine re-reading something that I didn't like the first time, with one major exception. If I hated it in high school or at some point when I was forced to read it, I would be willing to give it another chance now that I'm a bit older/wiser. But that's really the only scenario I can see that happening in!

  2. Oh, that would majorly suck, to reread something that you once loved but it's just... not as great as you remember :(

  3. I recently reread TFIOS, ready to see the movie and it had the opposite effect on me. The first time I read it I thought it was okay, but not anywhere near as amazing and life changing as everyone made out. I didn't even cry. But, the second time, I knew to expect Hazel and Augustus as characters that aren't realistic, and it made it so much easier to go with the book. I sobbed far too much and ended up loving it a lot more. I'd hate to reread something I once loved and find I wasn't as much of a fan any more :( Great topic this week, here's mine.

  4. Hope everything is ok now at your home, power pack and no damage to the house! :)


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