“My bookshelf?” You say?
“But I’ve already read those?”
Yep. I know.
There’s a lot to be said about doing a second (or third, or fourth, or fifth) read through of a favorite book. I was never a “rereader” of books until Harry Potter. That really is a risk you run sometimes when reading a series that isn’t complete. Before the Deathly Hallows came out I wasn’t working and I wasn’t in school, and I realized there were so many details I forgot, so I decided to reread the week before release. I spent a week immersed in the world of Harry Potter and was so ready for the last book.
When I entered into the world of Twilight, it was after Breaking Dawn had been published. I picked up Twilight to read before seeing the movie, then promptly read the rest of the series. Then I honestly accidentally happened upon fanfiction, but I still liked going back. I have read the entire series six times, and I really can’t explain why. Every read through you pick up something new. See something different.
I decided to start rereading City of Bones, and I cannot begin to tell you how much FUN I am having! I realized the first time I was so focused on learning a new universe, new characters, and just trying to keep up. I am quickly learning there are some things I have already forgotten. I’ll admit, I rushed through the series (along with TID), I just couldn’t get enough.
I forgot Clary called Alec a “dickhead.” I forgot how funny Jace really is. So, I encourage you, grab something off your shelf you loved, and read it again! And join us! We will be doing a reread of Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince before the release of Clockwork Princess, and for our extensive reread and breakdown of City of Bones in 2013!