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  1. Susan White

    My husband and I also share a notebook for keeping track of what we’ve read. I’ve been re-reading some of my favourites and the interesting thing is that with age and maturity you sometimes see a book from a whole new perspective which makes it that much more enjoyable.

    • wonderpens

      Yes, this is definitely true about the re-reading! Sometimes I find myself surprised that I had once enjoyed a book so much, and other times I find myself falling in love even more deeply. A marvelous journey.

  2. Lorie Truemner

    I have re-read many of the books I enjoyed as a child and adolescent. It’s delightful to find nuances and concepts that eluded you in your youth and turn reading the old book into a fresh experience .
    And … if it weren’t for books and magazines and various kinds of paper (and dare I say, my pen collection?) I would have a very tidy house!

    • wonderpens

      Yes, I have really enjoyed re-reading books! It’s always interesting to see which books you end up loving more and seeing more deeply into, and which books surprise you with how much less you like them the second or third time around.

      And I know just what you mean – but they say that life is in the mess! 😉

  3. When I worked as an IT consultant in the UK, I could spend more than six hours a day in the car. Audiobooks kept me sane (though my wife might argue with that). I listened to Catch-22 more than once, plus countless others… and you’re right. There is nothing to equal the feel of the book in your hands, and the almost eager revelation of your favorite pages as it’s opened up.

    • wonderpens

      Yes, sometimes with traffic in Toronto and driving through the city, with construction or snowy weather, I could spend stretches of 2-3 hours at once! It was great for me mentally to still be listening to stories and books, but I don’t think I could ever convert to audiobooks/e-books full time, even with no longer have to lug around boxes and boxes of physical books every time we move!

  4. Vicarious Book Club: I just read “Station Eleven” from the library, and liked it so much I ordered in another one of her books “Last Night in Montreal” so thanks for a new author!

    “Catch 22” came out when I was a teenager–never could finish it. One of our family friends loved it and laughed and laughed, but I never got the joke.

    • wonderpens

      So glad to hear you enjoyed Station Eleven – I also enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I’m also looking into more of her books, although I don’t have any on my list right now. I’ll have to keep Last Night in Montreal in mind.

      Catch-22 is a tough one to get through, it seemed longer this time than it did when I read it in college. One of the team also couldn’t finish it! 🙂

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