Monday, August 20, 2012

Musing Mondays

Have you ever reread a book and found that your opinion changed?






Yes. In high school I was assigned  Light in August by Faulkner, and the first time I read it, I violently disliked it. Something about it just annoyed me. But when I reread it to prepare for one of the assigned essays, I found that I actually enjoyed it. It's still not my favorite book, but I managed to appreciate the writing and the story.

















6 comments:

whatsontheshelf said...

I wonder if I were to reread any of my school assigned books if I would feel different than the first time I read them. I never really liked what we were assigned for class. Thanks for stopping by!

Kwizgiver said...

I am not much of a re-reader. I wonder if how I would react to re-reading an assigned book. Interesting answer!

JC Jones said...

I don't think I have ever re-read a book I was assigned to read. Thanks for visiting.

Yvonne said...

Interesting answer. I don't re-read - I just don't have enough time.

apaperbacklife said...

Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

I haven't read any Faulkner. I have a feeling I won't like his works.

Aspen said...

thanks for sharing! and thanks for stopping by my MM :)
I've had a similar experience with a book I was assigned in university. I don't usually re-read but that time I was glad that I did. I have a bit of an inconsistent relationship with faulker, ha. maybe I should give more of his works a try

Aspen
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