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BTT: A Second First Time?

btt2What book would you love to be able to read again for the first time?


This is actually a bit of a tough question. I love re-reading so I don’t mind if I know what happens in a book. I have a bad memory anyway, so I forget little details and sometimes big ones if it’s been a few years. I would say, probably, that I’d like to read one of my ultimate favorites again for the first time, Jane Eyre or The Age of Innocence, just because I’ve read them so many times I don’t remember what it was like the first time I read them.

I think I’d also like to start over with two big fantasy series that I love. The first would be George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Ideally this is because he’s ruthless with his characters and I’d like to forget who dies, who lives, and who comes back from dead, so I can be surprised again. I’d also probably wait several years until he’d finished. I’ve forgotten enough of the story that I’m going to have to reread all 4 chunksters in preparation for each new books. While I love them, it’s going to be time consuming and my TBR pile will not thank me.  

The second fantasy series I’d choose would be the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey.  I love this series to little tiny bits.  It’s one of the few fantasy series I have made time to reread.  It was very interesting to see what caught me the second time through as opposed to the first and I was glad that I knew what to expect from the third book, but I would love to experience them without preconceptions once again.  I remembered quite a bit once I’d started reading.  I’m glad that I have Naamah’s Kiss waiting so that I can happily experience a new story in the world I love so much, though!

What book would you like to read for the first time again?


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