Hannah @ So Obsessed With and Kelly @ Belle of the Literati are hosting a new, fun challenge for bloggers in 2015: The Re-Read Challenge! Not much of a “challenge,” per se, because why wouldn’t you want to re-read and re-experience some of your favorites? Sign up and start re-reading!
Book #1 of 2015:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
WHEN I First Read
Gosh, whenever the book actually came out in paperback! 2002? I then re-read the book again before OotP, HBP, and DH, and then never after that.
WHAT I Remember
I remember loving the international aspect of this book, all the schools coming together. I remember the World Cup and the Dark Mark connection to Crouch/Moody. I remember the sexual awakening aspect with Harry/Cho, Ron/Fleur, and Hermione/Krum. I remember the Yule Ball. Voldemort’s back. “Bring my body back.” “Remember Cedric Diggory.”
WHY I Wanted to Re-Read
When I became a beta for Pottermore I wanted to re-read the books after playing the games within each book. Then I fell behind when Pottermore’s GoF came out. That, plus this great opportunity challenge, kicked my butt into gear!
HOW I Felt After Re-Reading
Ashamed (how could I forget all the Crouch/Moody connections apart from the potion? Or Rita Skeeter’s involvement in everything as well as her beetle self? Or the Weasley twins’ efforts to build their business? Or that Beauxbatons and Durmstrang brought boys and girls from each school?). Shocked (this really is quite dark! I knew that when I read it as a kid but…whoa). Amused (so many jokes!). Transported (Hogwarts is my home).
WOULD I Re-Read Again
Of course! In a couple years. Harry Potter is a classic.
What books have you re-read recently?