Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Yes, I used to have WHAT? MONDAY posts, but I ran out of questions for a while. Lately, I've been getting curiouser and curiouser again, so I think I'll use some Wednesdays to interrogate you.
Today's question is Have you ever felt a book or a movie was too special to experience it a second time?
In other words, do you want a book or movie to stay in your head the way you felt about it right away, instead of looking at it a second time and maybe finding flaws or feeling too familiar with it? Is it special enough to make it a one-time experience?
The Hurricane and I each have a book so special to us that we will not read the book a second time.
For The Hurricane, THAT book is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
The Hurricane read The Poisonwood Bible when she was in high school and announced immediately that it was the best book she had ever read and so important to her that she would never read it again.
I love it, too. I haven't read it a second time, but I probably will one of these days.
For me, the book I won't read again is Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler.
I'm an Anne Tyler fan. This book is her masterpiece. It's so beautiful that I want to preserve it in my mind in the way I first experienced it. Also, I find it heartbreaking, and I can't go through the pain of reading it again.
I don't have movies I won't see a second time. I've found that whether I love or kind of like a movie, I like it even more the second time around because I notice aspects of it I didn't see before.
Now, how about you? Have you ever felt a book or a movie was too special to experience it a second time?
Share with me, darlings.
Infinities of love,