My Second Time Reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman

These books are nothing like I remember them.

Let’s start here: I loved the SyFy series, but it is important to keep the series separate from the books. The books are their own thing as is the tv show.

The first time I read The Magicians, I didn’t really like it. I thought it was just okay. I remember saying, “He lost me at the talking animals. It’s just not for me.”

I kept reading. I read them all. When I finished the series (the first time), I said, “that was pretty good,” and moved on to the next book in line.

Something came over me last month. I missed the characters. The show is over now, and I missed my magician friends. So, I picked up the books again. And, whoa…

I was completely surprised by the second reading of all these books. I didn’t remember most of the story. Maybe, I wasn’t paying attention fully during my first go, but by the end of the third book, I was tearful and felt like I had been through something.

Let this be a lesson – reading a book a second time is not always required, but it can sometimes delight you.

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B.A. Burgess

Barbara Burgess is a writer which is made apparent by the text in this box and the box above. She is best known for being a multi-genre/multi-writing voice author who throws caution to the wind when describing her writing career - "Oh, I write children's books, holiday romance, and sci-fi. Why? What do you do? Just one thing?" In addition to being a writer of all the things, she is the founder of Pilgrim Fowl Press and a writing facilitator bringing permission to write to the masses via Skillshare and Udemy. The only social media she frequents is Instagram (@hellothisisbarbara). Her desert island movie is Stargate (the original with James Spader), and she has been taking daily mug shots of her morning coffee since before Instagram was even a thing.

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