The Re-Reads

Because it's not summer unless I'm doing some rereading.

In July I reread the first three books of Ellen Emerson White's President's Daughter series. They are seriously awesome. The only thing with them is that books three and four of the series kind of pull me into an emotionally draining rabbit hole. It's fantastic that books can do that but when I'm done I need something a bit more uplifting to read, you know?

Which brings us to The War With Mr. Wizzle, another Bruno & Books by Gordon Korman. Oh I love these books. But did you ever notice that you can't quite pin down exactly how old the boys are? I'm still missing a few of these books from my collection and there are some other Korman books from that era that I want to find copies of, like I Want To Go Home and No Coins Please.

Then I reread Madelaine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time. I think it was the first sci-fi book I read and I probably haven't read it since junior high. I love it, but somehow I never sought out the rest. I really need to do that. Suzanne Reisman wrote a fantastic post on BlogHer after L'Engle's death and I've been meaning to reread this book ever since. I'm glad I finally did.

And due to seeing Julie & Julia on the big screen, and seeing the various blog posts about how people dislike Julie Powel I pulled it from my shelf and gave it reread. It was pretty much what I remembered, though it was interesting to reread now that Powel has become a character in her own story. I have all kinds of thoughts swirling in my head about it, but none are completely well formed. I'd like to re-read Julia Child's My Life in France but I don't own a copy of it and before I can do that I need to find a copy that isn't a movie tie-in. I thought that Meryl Streep was awesome as Julia but um, I need Julia Child on my cover please.  I don't like movie tie-in covers pretty much ever.

What did you re-read this summer?