If you could read a book for the "first time" again, which book would it be? Why?
I wanted to say Harry Potter. Getting to visit Hogwarts again for the first time would be amazing. But ultimately, I'd want to read Lord of the Rings again for the first time. I've always been a bookworm since I can remember, but reading the Lord of the Rings sparked something inside of me.
I would give nearly anything to be taken back to my first moments discovering Rivendell and meeting Strider for the first time in the Prancing Pony. Aragorn is my only book boyfriend. Even though he was left out of the movies, Tom Bombadill will always hold a place in my heart as a favorite character. Discovering all of Middle Earth with a band of mismatched heroes is the highlight of my reading experiences.
Tolkien is the be all, end all for me in the literary world. Since I discovered Lord of the Rings, I've been searching high and low for more of his work. As I'm drawing to a close on reading all of his stories, it comes with a sad realization that I will never get to experience the rush of being introduced to another work of his for the first time. I am truly envious of those who have not read his work before and get the chance to do so. At the risk of sounding like Billy Madison, cherish it.
What about you? Which literary world of wonder would you chose to experience again for the first time?