Musing Mondays (July 9)

This week’s Musing Mondays from Should Be Reading asks…

“This week’s musing asks…

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 doesn’t happen to me too often. If I can’t connect to a book the first time, there is a chance I might never connect with it at all.

The exact opposite has happened more than once. I use to like a particular book but as time went by I started disliking it. This happened with two of George Bernard Shaw’s plays Arms and the Man and You Never Can Tell. I used to like them but now they just irritate me.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is a book I’ve grown fonder of over the years. I did like it when I read it the first time some eight years ago. But today as a (hopefully!) more matured individual I understand and love the book much better.



    1. As a precocious child, I read classics on my own volition. But no matter how mature a child thinks it is the ability to understand certain emotions doesn’t grow till much later. I read Great Expectations but I understood it much later. 🙂

  1. The Black Veil by Rick Moody stands out for me. I disliked it while I was reading it, but had a bit more appreciation when I gave it a so-so Amazon review. Now I find myself thinking of this book frequently. I need to reread it.

    Tossing It Out

  2. I just wrote something similar in my response on another blog–the classics tend to stay with me longer than some contemporary lit.

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