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Monday, March 19, 2018

ReRead-A-Thon 2018: Revisiting Childhood Favorites

When Merphy Napier invited me to participate in her inaugural ReRead-A-Thon, I instantly knew this would be my chance to revisit some of my childhood favorites... Or in some cases my favorite children's books.

You see, I wasn't much of a reader when I was a kid. This is horrifying, I know.
I'll give you a minute to digest this fact and let the shock wear off.

And... We're back!

As I was saying, I have very few favorite books from my childhood since reading wasn't a priority for me back then. But there is one childhood classic at the top of my list...Alice in Wonderland.


I doubt I will ever adore a book, a world or a cast of characters more than that of this children's classic. I own dozens of copies -- old and new -- as well as knick knacks and artwork commemorating this fantastical tale. Books about Lewis Carroll's well-known novel litter my bookshelves, and I even wrote my thesis on the people behind the story and the bits of truth that pepper its pages. 

Alice has been with me since I was a little girl, and I've revisited her world more times than I can count over the years, finding renewed joy and appreciation in the story ever time. It's that lasting effect that makes childhood favorites so impactful. 

Like any reader, I love experiencing a new world, but there is something incredibly satisfying about delving back into the familiar. Like the literary version of going home again. 

That's why I'm so excited to kick this ReRead-A-Thon off with a few of my childhood favorites. There are some children's and young adult books that I've read as an adult in my TBR, but three titles from my youth are at the top of my list. 

 Alice In Wonderland by Lewis CarrollNight World Series by L.J. SmithTuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

I'll definitely be rereading Alice in Wonderland and Tuck Everlasting. The entire Nightworld Series is slated for a reread this year, but I doubt I'll finish this week since there are other books I have on my ReRead-A-Thon TBR. Who knows though? Maybe I'll surprise myself! 

Are you planning to reread any of your childhood faves for ReRead-A-Thon 2018? 
Comment below and tell me what you're reading!

Remember there are daily giveaways during ReRead-A-Thon 2018...
3 hosts per day! 21 total giveaways!


Make sure to check out my co-hosts for the day: 


...And tomorrow's hosts: 






16 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking part in this!

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  2. Alice is also one of my favorites. And I ADORED Tuck Everlasting when I was younger. I really need to pick up a copy of that book and reread it.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  3. This is so much fun!!! I want to read Tuck Everlasting and Alice in Wonderland is a fave too! My childhood faves were Judy Blume, Louis Sachar, and Harry Potter.

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  4. I forgot about Tuck Everlasting I have to reread it now. I read it as an innocent little fifth grader when I found it in my school library and it DESTROYED me.

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  5. thank you so much for the opportunity. :)

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  6. Thank you so much for the giveaway, it's extremely cool and generous of you!
    I haven't read Tuck Everlasting, gotta get on that! I have read Alice in Wonderland, and I liked it but I loooved Through The Looking Glass.

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  7. Sounds like some great picks. I read tuck everlasting in 7th grade and then we saw the movie.. I could never really get into the book or movie. I feel like I'd understand it/like it a bit more as an adult though.

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  8. Thank you for being a host in the rereadathon AND doing a giveaway. This has been a great readathon.

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  9. Thank you for hosting! I almost picked Alice in Wonderland for a reread this week. :)

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    1. There's still time! (Note: I have no shame in peer pressuring you to reread it. ☺️ )

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  10. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!
    Megan S.

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  11. I love tuck everlasting so much. One of my favorites too along with Alice. Thanks for the giveaway

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  12. I though about rereading The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith, but now I am actually thinking of rereading the Night World series

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  13. Nancy H @readtoinfinityMarch 19, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    I like Alice,I think I will put it on my TBR. Right now I am currently reading You Don't Know Me by David Klauss. Its really good, totally recommend.

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