Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's A-Okay to Reread in April - Week 3

Here at Teach Mentor Texts we declared April a month of rereading. The first week, I shared a video of the books I was hoping to reread this month. Last week I shared my update and I will again this week. Remember, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! Here's my progress this week:

Jen's April Rereads:

Time Traveler's Wife *finished reread 4/6/12*
Wonder (audio) *finished reread 4/4/12*
Graceling *finished reread 4/20/12*
Charlotte's Web (audio) *finished reread 4/9/12*
Hurt Go Happy (I skipped it in my video, sorry!) *currently rereading*
Marty McGuire #1 *finished reread 4/20/12*
Little Princess
Finnikin of the Rock (audio) *finished reread 4/16/12*
Night Circus
Maniac McGee (audio) *finished reread 4/9/12*
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (audio) *finished reread 4/20/12*

Backups (If I have time):
First Part Last (audio) *finished reread 4/3/12*
Stargirl (audio) *currently listening to*

Jen's Deep Thoughts on Rereading:
For the most part, I had similar revelations about rereading from previous weeks. I guess this week what stood out the most was that there were many details that I really didn't remember from the first reading. I had a general gist of the story but there were some parts that I had forgotten about. As I listened to True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, I remembered vaguely what happened in the book because it had been sooooo long since I had first read it. I actually found myself surprised at the twist in the book. And then it all kind of came back to me. 

With Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta I was rereading to remind myself of the story in order to read the second in the Lumatere Chronicles - Froi of the Exiles. I really had no idea who Froi of the Exiles was. I completely forgot. I needed the reminder by rereading, especially if he is the main character in the second book. Knowing I was waiting for Froi to show up in the book made me much more aware of his character - before I had somewhat overlooked him. Other characters I remembered, but not Froi. The exact same thing happened with Graceling, I had no idea that Bitterblue was in this book! And now she's going to have her own book. I honestly didn't pay that much attention to her before and had forgotten her completely but now I was so much more aware. When both Froi and Bitterblue appeared in the books I gasped with the realization. I love it. 

You can join in on the rereading fun to earn a Rereading button at the end of the month, too!
Add your rereading revelations or link to your own rereading post in the comments section.

Rereading Rules!
Reread 1 novel (MG or YA) and 3 picture books or chapter books.
Write at least 1 blog post or 1 comment that shares your rereading experience.
Any book that you have read before - 
whether it was 20 years ago or 20 minutes ago counts as a reread! 

Rereading Rockstar!
Reread 2 novels (MG or YA) and 5 picture books or chapter books.
Write at least 2 blog posts or 4 comments that share your rereading experience.
Any book that you have read before - 
whether it was 20 years ago or 20 minutes ago counts as a reread!  

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