In Which I Join the Reams of Rereads Event


My friend Eva is hosting a blog event during the month of October called Reams of Rereads.  The idea behind it is that we often get so focused on our TBR mountains we don't make time to reread books we already love.  Well, I LOVE rereading books, as you may have noticed if you've been hanging out with me for more than a day or two.  So I'm 100% on board with this idea.

In October, I intend to re-read at least four of these books:

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle (this is the best book to read in October)
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Wild Horse Mesa by Zane Grey
  • The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

If you want to join this event too, visit this post on Eva's blog, Coffee, Classics, and Craziness!

20 comments:

  1. In September and/or October I always reread Dracula.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles is always a great reread too.

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    1. George, that sounds like a good time to reread Dracula! I often watch some version or other in October.

      Baskervilles is my favorite Sherlock Holmes mystery, and it's so perfectly October-y that I always try to either reread it or watch some film version in that month.

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  2. Good idea! I'm always re-reading something.

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    1. Skye, yeah, re-reads are where I really come to understand how authors do what they do within a story, and appreciate the nuances. I love re-reading, but I don't do it as often as I'd like to.

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  3. Great list!

    I feel like re-reading The Hound of the Baskervilles too. And for some reason Hamlet will always be an autumn book for me - maybe because I read it for the first time in September. Plus, the copy I have has an orange cover. :)

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    1. Eva, Hamlet DOES have an autumnal feel to it. I started my read-along of it in October because it suits the story, somehow. I may re-read it just for kicks this fall.

      Baskervilles so perfectly captures the feel of October that I am drawn to it year after year.

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    2. That's cool, I'm just about to read the last pages of Hamlet. This is the first time I'm reading it, too!

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    3. Victoria, how fun! Your first time reading Hamlet. Isn't it beautiful? I remember the first time I read it, I didn't even understand half the plot, I just kept drowning in the wonderful language.

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    4. When I read hard books I read a quick synopsis of it beforehand. That way I don't have to figure out the entire plot as I go, so I can just focus on what the characters are saying at the moment without wondering exactly what they mean. I know most people don't like knowing what happens before hand, but Hamlet is so well-known, everyone already knows the plot, so it didn't spoil anything for me, 😊.

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    5. Victoria, that's a good rule of thumb! Sometimes I'm cool with knowing the plot of a new-to-me story already, and sometimes I just like the voyage of discovery. I was 17 when I first read Hamlet, and got the main gist of the story at least. Twenty years later, I'm still uncovering nuances and layers of meaning I hadn't seen before every time I read it or watch a production, even productions I've done before.

      At seventeen, I didn't know the plot of Hamlet, actually. No idea what I was walking into. No idea it would change my life.

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  4. Oh dear... I told myself no more reading challenges, but you know what, I was already thinking of rereading some books this fall. XD I applaud your first 3 choices...might even steal one or two of them for my fall list!

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    1. Marian, yeah, I tell myself that too. Sometimes it works. I already know I'll be reading the first two for sure in October, and I figure I can make two others happen too.

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  5. I was just thinking about a re-read of Jekyll and Hyde. I haven't read Johnny Tremain since...well, since many, many years ago I was shorter and had more hair.

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    1. Stanley, I re-read Jekyll & Hyde a couple years back and it definitely improves with rereads.

      I haven't read Johnny Tremain since I was in my early teens. Hoping to get to it!

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  6. Ooh, what a good idea! How to choose? (Having kids does help me re-read stuff more frequently than I would otherwise, since I get to read out loud to them a lot) Currently, I am re-reading He Whistles for the Cricket by Gwen Walker, The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman, The School Story by by Andrew Clements, and On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    I have a great hankering to reread The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings right now... and maybe some of my favorites by Albert Payson Terhune, as well. And I really feel like maybe I need to reread Harry Potter at some point... and... and... and... sigh. There are not enough hours in a day.

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    1. Jenelle, I definitely reread junior fiction more these days! which is great. I LOVE Sid Flesichman -- one of my favorite kids authors.

      I do need to reread Harry Potter sooner or later. And I haven't read any of Albert Payson Terhune's books in years!

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    2. Sorry to interject, but Jenelle, you're reading The School Story? I remember loving that book! (I mean, it was about a tween who became famous because she was such a good author, so it basically catered directly to some of my "crazy" dreams. ;))

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    3. Olivia, interjections are welcome here! So are adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions... ;-)

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  7. Looks like I never commented on this post?? Well, THAT was rude of me, since it was the one that alerted me to this whole event in the first place. ;-P Sorry!

    Neat list! I don't know that I've read any of those except Johnny Tremain, actually, but for some reason I'm getting a fall vibe? ;)

    I'm excited for this!

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    1. Olivia, nope, you didn't. That's cool that this post led you to join the challenge, tho!

      Hmm, a fall vibe? Really? That's odd... heh heh heh...

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