Monday Musings

This week the Monday Musings question from Should Be Reading is the following: Have you ever read a book that, at the time, you didn’t feel a strong connection towards, but as time goes by you find yourself thinking about it a lot?

This is one of those questions where the short answer is no, I haven’t.  But to elaborate, I’ve never had a book which I realized after the fact made a strong impression on  me.  I have, however, tried a few books multiple times in hopes they’d work for me the second time, including The Golden Compass and the Dune sequels – unsuccessfully in both cases.  I know they’re supposed to be good books, but they just don’t do it for me.

Have you ever had the experience of only feeling a connection to a book after you’ve finished reading? If so, do you have any idea why that was the case for you?

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  1. Yeah, Gold Compass is one I could never get into either. I tried reading “Rose in Bloom” by Louisa May Alcott three times. I guess third time was the charm, because on try number 3 I ended up loving it. Usually I won’t give books a second chance though.

  2. No? Really? I think maybe even in a book that you don’t love, one aspect can stand out and stick in your mind..a great setting or a great character or some part of the plot.

    • True, but I would argue that’s a different phenomenon. If I’m really going to like one aspect of a book, that still usually happens right away and isn’t something that I realize later 🙂

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