This week’s Musing Mondays asks
Have you ever reread a book and found that your opinion changed?
My best example of this is Sense & Sensibility – the very first book I read and reviewed for this blog. When I read it back in October 2009, I gave it 6/10. I can’t believe I once gave it 6/10. Maybe it was because I was harsher with marks starting out, but I would definitely give it a 9 now. I’ve even done a link so you can fully appreciate my folly.
There are a number of books (almost all avowed favourites) that I’m a little bit scared of re-reading in case they weren’t as good as I thought they were the first time. The Thousand Autums of Jacob de Zoet, The Hunger Games trilogy, anything by David Baldacci – the list goes on and in unpredictable ways.
I guess this is a self-selecting bias though – I’m highly unlikely to re-read a book I only found so-so in order to upgrade it; S&S was part of Advent with Austen last year.