Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Why I Read...

Why I read books more than once is the topic of the day. I don't think re-reading means you lack intelligence. Unless you never try another author (there's a wealth of talent at Quake, btw!)

While I don't consider every book worth a repeat, I have some favorites that evoke specific emotions, or carry me off on an adventure so great I want to relive it. These books are keepers, the timeless stories I go back to again and again.

Like the magnificent Narnia C.S. Lewis created, or Anne McCaffrey's Pern filled with danger and dragons. There are trilogies by Nora Roberts that take me straight back to characters who feel like good friends and give me comfort whenever I need it.

And sometimes I reread a series in anticipation of the next release, like when I waited (rather impatiently) for twelve years for Jean Auel to finish her Earth's Children series. As much as I loved the books, I needed the refresher.

Do you have favorite authors or titles on your keeper shelf (or e-shelf)? What made those books stand out for you?

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  1. I see you like Icanhascheezeburger, too! My husband and I cannot crawl between the covers at night without our daily muse.

    A reluctant reader as a child, it was hard for me to get through a book one time. But with age and patience, and a better understanding of what was really going on, I've re-read many books. Catcher in the Rye (becuase my granddaughter just read it) and of course my all-time fav, To Kill A Mockingbird, just to name two.

    Really enjoy your blog, Regan!


  2. why I read... hm...think that we all have some of the favorite... "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy, Simone De Beauvoir`s "Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter" and off course Sue Monk Kidd ;)
    ... the list is go on and on...
    like you sad "the books are keepers, the timless stories... "
    just ours thoughts... just ours dreams.. just our questions ;)
    nice blog Regan