Cely from Running off the Reese's calls her book posts “Words for Nerds”, and I’ve decided that I will too. Because I’m a copy cat. Also because I think it’s more fun than ‘Wednesdays are for Books”. I’ve decided to start linking up with Book Dates "It's Monday, what are you reading?" posts. I've realised that I missed the Yarnalong both because I like writing about what I’m reading, but also because I like reading what other people are reading, and linking up. It’s kind of cosy and companionable.
This week I started rereading the Robin Hobb's Assassins Apprentice. The third trilogy featuring the Fitz and the Fool is out, and I thought I would reread the previous 2. I don’t remember when I first read these books-I know I reread them in about 2003 – I have a very distinct memory of camping on Kangaroo Island, and reading one of these books.
It’s always a bit nerve wracking, picking up a book that I’ve read and loved and revisiting it such a long time later, but this is living up to my memory of how good it was. Which is quite a relief. It is interesting to compare myself as a reader – other than the tactile memory I have of holding a huge trade paperback, and now I’m reading it on my beloved Kindle, my awareness and sensitivity to gender and how it is portrayed is so much more refined. Also, I seem to have blocked a lot of the horrible things that happen from my mind.