Hey book lovers!
Okay we all have books that we have read and they were just amazing, full of amazing characters and plots that kept pulling us in until the last page. After you read them what do you do? Do you put them in your bookshelf and proceed to rant about the book to your friends then move on to the next?
Well here’s what I do… I reread them. If they are so interesting I reread them when I’m chanced and try to find out what I missed or just say hello to my favourite characters again.
Here are some of the books I can read over and over again.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.
- HARRY POTTER: Written by J.K Rowling. One of the best book series I’ve ever read. It follows the adventures of a young wizard, harry potter, whose fate is tied to the greatest Dark Wizard, Lord Voldemort. The writing style makes it easy and fun to read and in each book mysteries are revealed that all lead to the final showdown between Harry and Lord Voldermort in the final book. There are seven book (yes seven (^_^) )
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
- Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire ( my favourite ).
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
My favorite character is Luna Lovegood. She is such an air head but has a unique view on life even after seeing her mother die before her eyes as a child. She hardly lets anything get her down and she is honest and not ashamed to express herself especially when it comes to her dress sense.
Second favorite is Albus Dumbledore, the greatest and wisest wizard of all time. He actually has one of the saddest back stories in the books . It was sad and shocking that he died but I felt it was necessary for Harry to face “You Know Who” on his own. Although I feel he planned everything out so that even after his death, Harry will get the help he needs to defeat the Dark Lord which makes him the greatest wizard ever.
At a point I was cramming all the magical spells and playing around with them with a friend of mine. (Sigh such good memories). The books were adapted into movies. It was nice to see the characters come to life in the movies but the books are way better.
- LORD OF THE RINGS: A book trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien. Follows the adventures of Frodo Baggins a hobbit and his gardener and friend Samwise Gamgee on their quest to destroy the one ring. The story isn’t just about them though, it’s about several characters involved in the events that take place during that period. What I love about the books is it tells a lot of stories in different parts of the middle kingdom and brings them all together in such perfect harmony. There are three books:
- The Fellowship of the Ring.
- The Two Towers.
- The Return of the King.
The books are full of different magical creatures from elves to Ents the self-conscious trees to giant eagles and wraiths with Nazguls. The world in the books is described so well and it keeps pulling you in. I’ve read it twice and each time I see something new that I had skipped over before or I had not fully comprehended.
To be honest I didn’t really like the writing style at first but I got used to it. Story line progresses slowly at some points but picks up again. It’s full of so many plot twists. For example where the witch king is destroyed. I mean they said no man could kill him but who knew a woman (Eowyn) and a hobbit (Merry) could kill him. They seemed like the least likely people to face the witch king and survive although they almost died in the process. What a plot twist.
“Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!”
Then Merry heard of all sounds in that hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. “But no living man am I! You are looking upon a woman. Eowyn am I, Eomund’s daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.”
My favorite character is Samwise Gamgee. To me he is the real MVP of the books. Even in the darkest of times he never gave up hope and supported Frodo on his quest. Without him Frodo won’t have been able to make it all the way to mount doom. His kindness and loyalty to Frodo made it able for him to overcome several obstacles and even resist the One Ring.
“There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” -Samwise, The Two Towers.
And then of course there is Gandalf. A wise old brave wizard who selects Frodo for the quest and helps in the fight against Saruman and Sauron.
The books were also adapted into movies which were awesome. Great cast of actors. The battle scenes were also epic.
Benefits of rereading books:
- You might notice things you didn’t before.
- Some parts of the book begin to make more sense to you: For example reading a book at 15 you might just be about the action and suspense but if you read that same book at say 20 you are more matured so you start to comprehend the hidden tropes of the novel. You start to understand why some characters did what they did and make some connections in the book that you didn’t before.
- You remember amazing things about the book you totally forgot: I mean harry potter was just 17 in the last book and he defeated the greatest dark wizard, he had experienced death of his loved ones, had people trying to kill him constantly, faced a lot of criticism from friends and the ministry when they didn’t want to believe Voldermort was back.
- Nostalgia: Ah that feeling. You might remember where you bought the book or how old you were when you first read it or that feeling of excitement at your favorite parts. I read goblet of fire when I was in primary school and it was the first book I read that was over 100 pages so it was a milestone for me.
I know we have so many new books to read and might not have time to go back to the ones we have read. But rereading a book is really good once in a while, make sure it’s a book you absolutely loved though so you won’t get bored.
So what book can you read over and over again? Do you like reading books again? Have you read any of the books on my list, lets chat about our fave characters …
For now I leave you with words from another great wizard.
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Sirius black The Goblet of Fire
Have a wonderful week.