So, of course, when I discovered Child 44 had a sequel and then another, I snatched them up and knew right away I'd enjoy them and want to read them again. It's been the same with John Green's books and there's a bunch more on my shelf. Books such as: The Great Gatesby, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, The Grapes of Wrath, The Road, 11.22.63, Slaughterhouse 5 and Bioshock: Rapture. In time I'll get round to it, but not a moment sooner. I got new books waiting and more to purchase soon. I am going to start The Road again today which I've not read in two years, and although that book is about the saddest thing I've ever read, I couldn't put it down and within three days, it was done. For me, three days is a fast time. Some books I loved I wouldn't want to read again. It's a weird mix, some stories are just so powerful that rereading wouldn't ever be the same. The heartbreaking Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close for instance is just such a book. Once was enough I think, and if I were to read it again, I doubt it would be as effective. It would still be sad, but just not the same. I'd know about the shock of the twist ending and all the harrowing imagery surrounding the story. Then why the hell would you read The Road again? I know, it's a pickle, but The Road doesn't surprise with the story, but it's dead world is utterly amazing to experience despite how futile and pointless the hopes of survival are.
Stay cool. (Bad pun).
Songs of the Week:
- 'Worth Dying For' by Rise Against
- 'Bridges' by Rise Against
- 'Acheronta Movebimus' by Anaal Nathrakh
- 'Unleash' by Anaal Nathrakh
- 'So Wrong' by Illenium
- 'Too Much of a Good Thing' by The Sons ft. Bret Reilly
- 'Fall to Pieces' by Avril Lavigne
- 'Long Live' by Taylor Swift
- 'Enchanted' by Taylor Swift
- 'Worldwide' by Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band