Burn, Rewrite, Reread

I discovered this fun tag on Debby’s blog Snuggly Oranges. I’m too shy to tag anyone else, but play along if you want!

The Rules: Randomly choose three books that you’ve read and decide which of the three you would burn, rewrite, or reread. You have to use all three categories per round of three books. Goodreads has a “random” sort option for read books, so that’s what I’m doing to choose mine.

Round 1

Reread: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
I have a horrible memory when it comes to story lines, so I’d be happy to re-read this fun mystery in a year or two.

Rewrite: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
I really loved this book despite my disagreeing with its philosophy and morals. But the final chapters are SO PREACHY and gag-inducing that I would re-write them to be more subtle.

Burn: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Luck of the draw! It’s not that I hated this book, but I wasn’t head-over-heels in love with it either.

Round 2

Reread: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
This classic sci-fi is always worth a reread, but I really should read some other H.G. Wells stuff first.

Burn: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Out of all the Sedaris books I’ve read, this is my least favorite. Yeah, some of the stories are funny, because when animals act like humans with problems it is pretty funny. It’s also really awkward a lot the time.

Rewrite: Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables #3) by L.M. Montgomery
REWRITE TO HAVE ANNE AND GILBERT BLYTHE TOGETHER!!!!! Seriously, we wait for that the whole freaking series and then LOOK AT THIS POS RESOLUTION.

Round 3

Reread: Emma by Jane Austen
My all-time favorite author is Jane Austen, and I’ve only read Emma once. I’ve read P&P 6+ times, S&S a handful of times too, but how is it that I’ve read Mansfield Park and Emma the SAME AMOUNT OF TIMES? For shame.

Rewrite: After Dark by Haruki Murakami
There are several things that I didn’t like about this story and mostly because it’s not 1Q84 or Kafka on the Shore. It needs a rewrite with more emphasis on the super weird coma girl.

Burn: The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
You know this author because he wrote Holes. The Cardturner is not Holes.

Do you agree? Speak now or forever hold your peace!


  1. I have trouble understanding poems as well, but I guess they are not all meant to be understandable. I guess is more a feeling thing than a rational thing. Either way, I'm not a big fan of poetry, though I would like to get more into it. I enjoyed Emily Dic

  2. Oh, too bad you didn't like this one! I requested to read it as well - the cover is gorgeous - but now I'm more wary of it. That's a really creative way of doing a review, though!

  3. It IS fun! And frustrating sometimes too, because some of the decisions are hard.

  4. ....yeah. I thought that maybe this was the author's first book and that's why it had so many issues, but no. She's published 8 other books already. I'm reading a ridiculously awesome self-published book now (Neverland), and I keep thinking, "Howcome this author needed to go the self-published route and SOME OTHER AUTHORS don't?"

    That's life I guess.

  5. I think it is. I don't really like poems that reference Greek and Roman myths a lot because I am not familiar enough with the myths to understand the point of the reference. But I like poems about nature, food, and modern life.

  6. This is a great tag - it looks like you were pretty lucky with your random picks - because I'm sure I would have such a hard time picking burn for a book I really liked! I love And Then There Were None!

  7. Oh, that cover! So pretty! Though I know what you mean about having a book with those qualities that you disliked. I hate it when the wrap-up is like last couple of chapters in a book of like... 30 chapters or something. It just feels too quick, and makes me feel like the rest of the book could have done with some serious editing. o: