01 October 2012

What am I reading at the moment?

Well, it's been along time since I joined in with Book Journey's "It's Monday! What are you reading?" 

I am, however, trying to increasingly read and blog so I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to share what's been going on in my reading life.

I recently finished read A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. Eggers is the author of books such as Zeitoun, What is the What and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I read A Hologram for the King for the book club my friends and I have formed amoungst ourselves (all 3 of us!). There was a consensus amoung us that although it was an easy and interesting read, there was nothing in it that any of us could identify with and so it fell a little flat.

I am currently in the middle of rereading The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien before I go to bed. What can I say? I could read Lord of the Rings over and over again. If I was marooned on a desert island and could only take one book, that would be it. 

I am about to start rereading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ahead of the release of the new movie directed by Andrea Arnold. I read Wuthering Heights some time ago, and remembering finding it very black. I am looking forward to reading it again because I think it is going to be one of those books that improves with every reading because you notice more and more of the nuances of the story.

Why all the rereading? That's all I have space for in my mind at the moment but I am not too concerned. I find that rereading a book is often a way to find new parts of the story that you hadn't previously appreciated.

I would love to know if you often reread books? Why/why not?