Friday, February 17, 2012

Vlogging in February! on rereading

Hey guys, I decided to do a thing in which I vlog instead of post in the month of February (or for the last 10 days or so...) because I can't seem to get myself to write stuff. Thus, here is the first "Vlogging in February" video! And yes, it's all book related funtimes. And I'm totally not offended if you don't have time to watch this or whatever :)



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18 comments:

  1. First off I love your vlogs! I have never been much of a re-reader, but you made me think about it. I have had a desire to re-read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire since I have yet to read the last one and I don't remember what happens in the first 2. Can't wait to see more of your vlogs!

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    1. Thank you!! Ah, I actually just reread THG this weekend because my friend owned a copy, it definitely made me really happy :) thank you for watching!

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  2. Thanks for the re-read and review of SPLIT! I re-read all the time; it's one of my favorite things to do, actually. I love re-meeting my favorite characters, I also get more out of a second read (probably because I'm studying the craft more) if the book is well written. And I'm able to experience the emotional journey again. Glad to hear a blogger make a case for re-reading.

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    1. Oh definitely re-meeting familiar characters-- I end up falling in love with them all over again! And I agree, a second reading gives me a lot more perspective and I always get something new from rereading. Thank you for the comment!

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  3. I'm here! Audrey, I love your energy in this video. Also, YAY for reading week! I think re-reading is important because it reconnects us with books, fosters those connections and can reignite our love for ALL books. I usually reread series, but not as often standalone books (although I do reread some of my childhood favourites). One book I have read this year that I KNOW I will reread is TFiOS. There were so many great moments and qutotes that I want to go through and highlight or copy down.

    Sometimes I can be scared of rereading because it can change my opinion of the book. Maybe if you are worried about not reviewing because of rereading you can make posts about what new things you picked up on/if it changed your opinion the second time around/etc?

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    1. Haha, thank you so much Rachelia! YES, it definitely reignites our love!! And I think I've changed my opinion upon rereading again, but to be honest, I usually just like it more than I did the first time around .There are a few books that I won't reread because I feel the first time around was more 'magical' and rereading might make me change my mind/opinion and I don't want to! ANd yeah, i actually am really tempted to sometimes write mini-posts about how a second time around reading has changed my opinion (it usually does, now that I think about it).

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  4. I sometimes flip though the books on my book shelf but I don't really reread the whole book from beginning to end again since I don't want it to ruin the way I first felt about it you know?

    I have a topic for you: What do you do when your in the type of book slump that it seems like every book you get is bland and average? how do you get over that?

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    1. Yes, I definitely know what you mean! And thanks so much for the topic idea!!! I will DEFINITELY keep that in mind, thanks!

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  5. I really enjoyed watching this video! I agree about the re-reading part, I keep on meaning to read certain books (to see if I like them better or because they're already a favourite) but I put them off since I get into the mindset of So Many Books! So Little Time! It's really nice to read a book you already love though. This video also convinced me to finally read Where She Went.

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    1. Thank you for watching! Oh man, I know what you mean by that, and it's sometimes overwhelming at times! It's why I've cut back on review books and such, but yeah.. there's a ton of books I want to read! And yess, WSW is so good!

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  6. For school I had to read THG, which I'd already read, and that is the only book that I've ever completely re-read! But there are some that I'm dying to read again, like Between Shades of Gray, TSIE... Fun vlog! Hmmm, other topics... what about what to do with the dust jacket of a book? I've been seeing posts everywhere with that theme...

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    1. Your school had you guys read THG? That's so AWESOME! Ahh I bought a copy of TSIE to reread a while ago.. I should do that, i absolutely LOVED it the first time around. Oooh, I think that's an awesome topic idea! I wish I had a few more books so it'd be more interesting, haha, my collection is kind of measly here XD but great topic idea, i'll keep it in mind! :) thanks!

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  7. Don't worry, we're still here! This made me think of all of the books I've bee wanting to read again- I have a whole shelf of "re-read worthy" books that have been not been getting very much attention. As for new vlog topics, a really fun one (at least in my opinion) would be one about parodies. The Harvard Lampoon has released a couple hilarious book parodies of the Hunger Games and Twilight, and even though some people love parodies (myself included), others find them super offensive.

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    1. Hahaha YES *HUGS*. Hahaha along a similar line of thought, I've wanted to do a "sh*t YA book bloggers say" vid... hehe, but I'm afraid of coming off offensive. "Where do I get ARCs? Can you give me an ARC? I want ARCs!"...yeah... touchy subject maybe XD

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  8. i hop over often to see if you've done a new post audrey. so anything from you is hugely welcomed. i love your vlogs. it's so great to see how much you've warmed to vlogging. and i know what you mean. i did reread jellicoe road in pakistan. it felt great after reading it after quite a while. and then i just read a book today. so yes not read much at all this year but i'm also very picky. i do not have the patience like i used to to try and get into a book and give it a chance. if i don't click with it within 30 pages i'm out. seems harsh and really unlike me but i really do not have it in me. in a bit of a funk right now. really trying to find a amazing book. and hey. split is def one of them. that book was amazing :)

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    1. Awh, thanks Aly! ;) And yess I reread Jellicoe over Xmas break (well, parts of it) and it made me so happy :) I feel like I've gotten really picky about books too lately, plus I feel busy all the time. It's always a nice surprise to stumble upon an amazing book, I hope you find one soon :) :) :) miss you darlin!

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  9. I totally used to re-read more often before I started book blogging! Now I look at the huge number of books I have on my TBR shelves and I'm like, "Ahhhh so many books to read" and so I haven't been re-reading as much. I did re-read Anna & the French Kiss because I got it for Christmas (I didn't have my own copy before then) and I really enjoyed it once more :) But yeah, when I was younger there were a few books I would re-read *lots* — like some of the Song of the Lioness and Immortals books by Tamora Pierce, and Ella Enchanted, and Crown Duel, and a bunch of others. So I definitely understand the joy of re-reading! :)

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    1. Hahaha i know, right?? And yeah, I totally get what you mean. ANNA! <3 <3 that book is so good! I reread Ella Enchanted a bazillion times, I loved that book.. oh the nostalgia :)

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