As many of you might have noticed, this seems to be the year of re-releases. Everyone's doing it, Robyn Carr, Kat Martin, Jayne Ann Krentz, and a host of others. Plus, more and more audiobooks that were originally released on cassette are being re-issued on CD and MP3 too. Besides giving new readers a chance to enjoy these enjoyable stories, it also gives readers like me a chance to listen to the book the second time around.
I'm currently listening to Scandal by Amanda Quick (JAK). When I first read this book, the name Simon was only mildly humorous whenever I would read the line, "Simon said". However, I found the name taking on a new type of humor due to recent celebrities. In case you haven't figured out where this is going, I'll tell you. I tend to find the name much funnier now, especially when paired with the action "scowled," as in - "Simon scowled."
What's so funny?
Well, I end up thinking of Simon Cowell whenever I hear the words, "Simon scowled" then I laugh even more when I think about Simon Cowell scowling! A tongue twister if I ever heard one!
Not only that, but every time the character lost her glasses, I kept thinking of Velma from Scooby-Doo - "My glasses, my glasses! I can't see without my glasses."
Has this ever happened to you? Have you found that your appreciation of a character or story changed with time? If so, how? Is it more enjoyable or do you find yourself wondering what you enjoyed about the story the first time you read it?