We all know the beauty of reading a really wonderful book for the first time—when everything about the story and the writing and the timing click to make a reader’s perfect storm … but it’s fleeting, because you can never read that book for the first time again.
So … if you could magically reset things so that you had the chance to read a favorite book/series again for the first time … which would you choose? And why?
And then, since tastes change … Do you think it would have the same affect on you, reading it now, as it did when you read it the first time? Would you love it just as much? Would you risk it?
I have such fond memories of reading the Chronicles of Narnia books that I would definitely choose The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to read again for the first time.
There is just something magical about meeting Aslan with Lucy (so I'm definitely NOT in agreement with those who say to read The Magician's Nephew first!) and that is one moment that I would happily relive.
I do have to say that it is just as magical to share those books again with my daughter. I love seeing Narnia come alive again for another reader!
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