Saturday, October 11, 2008
Hey Wait! Haven't I Read this Before?
Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors, so I was surprised when I saw that I had somehow missed Prodigal Summer. I saw it was available via audiobook at my library and checked it out to listen to during my daily commute to and from work. I was happy to hear Kingsolver herself narrate the book, and about 30 minutes into it, I realized...."HEY! This sounds familiar. I HAVE read this before."
It's obviously been a long long time, and little bits and pieces keep coming back to me as I listen to it. I remember the characters, but I don't quite remember how it ends. I don't often re-read books or re-watch movies even, but I've been enjoyed listening to this book and getting reacquainted with the plot and characters.
What about you? Do you re-read books? Have you ever starting reading a book and realized suddenly that you have read it before, and did you continue reading?