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?
Don't be left out - Pixies are shaking up Quake readers!