Sunday, March 20, 2011

Introducing: Reread of the Month (RRoM)

There are a lot of books that I read once and, even if they're good, I don't have a huge urge to read them ever again. Then there are the books that when I get done reading them the first time, I immediately want to jump into them a second time. And a third. And a ninety-eighth.

Gabriel Reads' "Reread of the Month" is a new feature that allows me to revisit books that I've loved while still keeping with the monthly theme. Each month I'll pick a book that I've already read (but haven't yet reviewed) and read it again in order to share my thoughts on it with my readers.

This month's RRoM is Neil Gaiman and Terry Prattchett's Good Omens. While not dystopian or post-apocalyptic, this hilarious novel gives a fun twist to the "End Times". I've probably read it about three times already but each time I revisit it I love it a little bit more.

Look for a review in a few days!

Until then, let me know what's going on in your own reading this week.



  1. Christian Novels, I'm not to sure I like this genre. And I've always loved re-reads. Here is top five for the year:

    For Whom The Bell Tolls -Ernest Hemingway

    The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorn

    Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

    Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers
    Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
    (^One of my all time favorites ^)

    And that's just the first five.

  2. Good Omens is definitely *not* a Christian novel. It's actually a satire of the Apocalypse and neither of the authors writes Christian literature (which I never read). In fact, I'm not sure if either of them even subscribes to a religion. It's just two very funny writers having a bit of fun.

    I *love* Alice in Wonderland. I have the most beautiful copy of it on my shelves that I got from my great aunt when I was a kid. I haven't read any of the others but I've always wanted to pick up Vanity Fair.

  3. Yes, I know. You asked what I was reading...and I told you. Christian Fiction.

    I just got an antique copy. And I collect antique books so it fit right in. And I love the story.

    You should read Vanity Fair. I would love to read your review on it. Maybe I'll write a review on it. There's a lot to be said.

  4. Ah, never mind. I read that wrong. I doesn't matter.

    Ooh, sort of jealous of your antique copy. My grandmother has a lot of really old books and I love the way they look.

    I'm trying to figure out how to make Vanity Fair fit into one of my themes. If you have a suggestion, I'd love to hear it. I could also just designate it as an "extra-credit" book, one of the ones that I read in between theme books just to give myself a break.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on the book so if you write a review I'd definitely check it out.

  5. I would have to re-read the book, like I said I was doing. But I'm looking at it right now and think, "fit you in? hmn. This might not work." I already have a huge reading schedule. Maybe I'll just blow it off and read it anyway. It be fun to do a comparison review. Like you write a review and I preview it on my blog before you post it on your with your name attached (this could also get you some followers) and then vise versa. And then you would go like a week later and post it on your own blog. Get it?

  6. Do you have a goodreads account?

  7. I just got an account the other day. I've been wracking my brains trying to remember every book I've ever read and there's so many that I'm forgetting. My user name is Gabrielreads.

    I'm not quite sure I get what you're saying but that's probably because I'm back to working the late shift after a week of early shifts and my brain isn't working right now. I'll reread it again tomorrow when I can think straight. :)

  8. Ouch. Well I'll let you get some rest then. Night.

  9. I think I just added you. But I can't be sure. Your book picture is not up...