Note #1: If you have not yet bought Harry Potter for Nerds: Essays for Fans, Academics, and Lit Geeks, please wait a little while! Travis and I discovered this week that over half my essay never made it into the book. We're still not sure how it happened, and I do wish the publisher had gotten me a review copy before now, but so it goes. The book will be re-released with the full text soon.
If you've already bought it, stay tuned. We're looking into ways to remedy the situation for you.
Note #2: Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 currently aren't speaking to Blogger's embedded comment form. I have tried to change my comment form, but without success. If you have IE and have been trying to comment, I apologize. Hopefully Blogger will have this fixed soon.
In the meantime, this is just one more reason why I recommend Chrome or Firefox or Safari... anything but IE. :)
And that's enough notes! Mercy... it's only Tuesday. I think I need coffee. Now, onto the fun stuff:
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time
The only problem with this topic, for me, is that I'm a re-reader. I usually make my first trip through a book at top speed, and if there's much suspense, the first read can even be painful. As far as I can recall, I've never preferred a first reading to the second. Sometimes not to the twelfth.
I can only think of one book that I wish I could read again for the first time, not knowing what would happen in the end:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling). The first time I read this, I knew what Narcissa wanted of Snape. I knew what Draco was plotting, and what Snape would do in the end. It killed most of the impact of the story.
That's what I get, though, for reading spoiler sections in reviews when I haven't planned on reading the book. Shame on me for both those things.
What about you? Do you have a list of books that you wish you could enjoy for the first time again?