Twitterature: Recent Re-reads

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For various reasons, I’ve reread several books recently. I wrote full reviews of two of those re-reads (Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate PotSorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (The Cecelia and Kate Novels, 1) by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer and The Grand Tour: or the Purloined Coronation RegaliaThe Grand Tour: or the Purloined Coronation Regalia (The Cecelia and Kate Novels, 2) by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer), but the others are getting highlighted here:

Garlic and SapphiresGarlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in DisguiseGarlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl. Day 31 of 31 Days of Great Nonfiction Books / Great Nonfiction Reads by Ruth Reichl

Why did I reread it? It was book club pick’s for October, and I wanted to refresh my memory on the specifics.

How was it as a reread? Excellent.

Our Only May AmeliaOur Only May AmeliaOur Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm by Jennifer L. Holm

Why did I reread it? Trying it as an audio book.

How was it as a reread? Terrific – and it worked really well as an audio book. Highly recommended! Although I have some cautions if you’re considering it for your children – sensitive readers beware. (It’s still a great book, and I’ll spoil events if I explain more.)

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce NovelThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley

Why did I reread it? Book club’s December pick, and I read it so long ago that I’m a bit shaky on the details.

How was it as a reread? Great, and I listened to the first quarter or so, before having to return the audio book. It was a wonderful audio book with a fantastic reader!

Murder in the MaraisMurder in the Marais: An Aimee Leduc Investigation, Vol. 1Murder in the Marais: An Aimee Leduc Investigation, Vol. 1 by Cara Black by Cara Black

Why did I reread it? Trying again for a novel set in Paris. Not a fan.

How was it as a reread? I shouldn’t have bothered, or stuck with it.

Simple Scrubs to Make and GiveSimple Scrubs to Make and and Give by Stacy Karen

Why did I reread it? Skimmed it as I got ready to write about a package deal of which it’s part.

How was it as a reread? Fine – it’s hard to get as excited about a nonfiction book like this one, but I do like it and think it’s got good information.

For more peeks at what people are reading, head over to Modern Mrs. Darcy’s link-up!

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Comments

  1. I’ve had Garlic and Sapphires on the brain recently. Glad to hear you loved it on the re-read as well.

  2. I loved Garlic and Sapphires! And I’ve just bumped The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie to the top of my list. I have heard such great things about it. Thanks for the recommendations!

    • I’ve just finished Flavia #2, and am forcing myself to wait at least a week before starting the third, lest I burn through them all before November. I hope you love it too!

  3. I reread The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith this month. It was also a good reread. The Ruth Reichl book sounds great. I love a good memoir about something interesting. Thanks!

  4. Ooh, I’d forgotten about Jennifer L. Holm. I’m on an audiobook kick, I’ll have to try that one.

  5. Garlic and Sapphires is great–makes me want to reread it too!

  6. I am really excited about getting the Flavia DeLuce audiobook! I think it says a lot when a book hold up on re-reading. Garlic and Sapphires sounds interesting, and a nice change of pace from all the fiction I’ve been reading lately.

    • I so hope you enjoy Flavia since I pushed for you to try it! While I think Garlic & Sapphires is my favorite of Reichl’s trilogy of memoirs, I’m so partial to reading in order, especially for something like a memoir when the story is chronological. If you want to read them that way, the first is Comfort Me with Apples. It’s very good too – I just very slightly prefer G&S.

  7. Any of Ruth’s books are my go-to when I am having a reading slump. They are great on the re-read!

    • Rereading is such a great way to get out of a reading slump, isn’t it? That always seems to work for me if nothing else does. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I LOVED the audio for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. You’ve reminded my that I want to work my way through that series.

  9. I really want to read some Reichl!

    And I read Our Only May Amelia in jr high, but struggled to get into it. I remember really enjoying it eventually though.

    • Do it! The first of her memoirs is Comfort Me with Apples, but you can go straight to Garlic and Sapphires without needing to read the others first if you’d prefer.

      Did you ever read the sequel to Our Only May Amelia? I haven’t yet, but hope to get to it before too long.

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