This will be my second time reading Island. I think I last read it sometime during my freshman year in college. I picked it up after getting hooked on Huxley; both his fiction and non-fiction. I haven't read any since, and I know of at least one of his philosophy books that I have brand new on my shelf 10+ years later.
What I'm most interested in my re-reading of this is to see how much maturity and "settling" into a set of values will mesh with what I remember the world view to be in Huxley's utopian novel. I can't remember much, but so far the first chapter brought back how much I liked Huxley's writing and the novels first great character: the birds that squawk "attention".