Welcome to Monday Potpourri, which today will carry us into the world of Musing Mondays, over at Should Be Reading.
Here’s our prompt:
This week’s musing — courtesy of http://drpepperdiva.wordpress.com – asks…
Have you ever reread a book and found that your opinion changed?
In the past few years, I have reread some old favorites from childhood, and for the most part, I have enjoyed them just as much, if not more than I did the first time (or ten!).
But one author I enjoyed as a pre-adolescent is not one I enjoyed as much in my reread as an adult.
The Enchanted Barn, by Grace Livingston Hill, was a book I used to really enjoy back then…but discovered that it had lost its luster. Click title for my review.
Ladybird was another old favorite from the same author…and again, some disappointment.
What I discovered during my rereads was the heavy and moralistic tone that hovered over the stories. Perhaps these attitudes were appropriate for the times…and I didn’t notice this tone in my younger years; probably because my attitudes about these things had not developed yet.
I have also discovered that Danielle Steel’s books have lost their appeal for me, too.
What about the rest of you? Any thoughts on your rereads?