Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Monday, March 17, 2008

To Read and Read Again...

Do you every re-read books?
Many people say, no, too many books, too little time…
I am a re-reader,
Anything I really loved,
I will re-read,
Just Above My Head by James Baldwin – countless re-reads,
Have not re-read in years, but will again,
Waiting in Vain by Colin Channer read a few times,
Pearl Cleage’s books, re-readable for sure,
Blues Dancing by McKinney Whetstone, a few re-reads,
And there are others,
Sometimes a certain mood will lead me to re-read,
Or if I am struggling with books I have and nothing is really grabbing me,
I know where to go for a literary pick me up…
Another reason for re-reading is when I wear my reviewer’s hat,
The first scenario is when I read a book and I am trying to fairly review it,
It just isn’t working for me but I want to review it fairly,
I will give it another try...
The other review re-read scenario is when I really liked it but was,
Reading in critical review mode, which if done properly is completely different than reading for pleasure,
So after I have read it, reviewed it and posted,
I will go back and read in a more relaxed, less critical way,
Then there are the deeper books,
That I enjoyed but didn’t quite, completely understand,
I love going at those again,
To be able to see from different perspective,
And to discover the layers that I was missing the first time around,
Do you re-read?
Please Share…



Anonymous said...

I've reread

Conversations With God (Book 1,2,3)by Neale Donald Walsh

Shakespeare's Sonnets

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chauncer

The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight by James Redfield

A Child Called It and the Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer

I have quite a few that I always pick up and reread. I love the stories that


Angelia... said...

I have quite a few that I always pick up and reread. I love the stories that

That's What's Up, the love of the stories, The Celestine Prophecy is also one of my re-reads...


Gwyneth Bolton said...

I re-read all the time, mostly because of the job. I usually teach a book more than once and I re-read it every time I teach it. And then there are books that are my all-time favorites that I go back and re-read just to see if the magic is still there. I love to re-read books. In fact if I really love a book I find a way to include it in class and teach it just so that I can really get all up in it. :-)


Angelia... said...

Thanks Lady Gwyneth,
Re-reading is great because there is usually something different or maybe we are different when reading it...


Anonymous said...

I have re-read books. Usually they are the books that were a little difficult to get through the first time. I go back later and see if I gain anything different than the first time. Sometimes I find it easier the second time around. And I get a better understanding.


Angelia... said...

Hey Shavon,
thanks for stopping by, I have re-read quite a few, to try to get a better handle on it...


Yasmin said...

O yes I reread...some of the books include:
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angeloua
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Folks by Stephen Covey
Four Agreements by Don RuiZ
Books by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes

JC Martin said...

Here lately I have re-read several things. When reading an author's finished manuscript with a critical eye, then going back and reading it just to enjoy it the proper way. Now I have a few books I know I wouldn't mind re-reading like some of my favorites from my high school days. Which for the normal high schooler would have been considered a difficult, uninteresting read, but for me it was a breath of literary bliss.

Of Mice and Men
Great Gatsby
Great Expectations
If Beatle Street Could Talk

numerous others my list can go on and on.