Everything Old Is New Again

sweetMy husband and I plan on moving sometime next year. This is not sudden. We’ve been talking about this for the last couple years. We’ll be downsizing, and we’ve already started to get rid of items we don’t need. My husband is doing better than I am, and it’s especially hard for me to give away books. Though I’ve given bags of books to my sister-in-law, the library, and even to GoodWill, I’ve kept many more. I can’t tell you how many that I’ve ended up reading again … and then keeping. Some are so old that the pages are turning yellow. And I still read them.

Just a couple weeks ago, I read Sweet Starfire by Jayne Castle, aka Jayne Ann Krentz. It’s been years since I’ve read it, and I could barely remember the story. That made it all the sweeter. It was very good, and I could tell a difference in her writing now. Both styles – then and now – are great, and as a writer, I enjoyed the differences. (The book is under the JAK name now.)

I still love this book!

I still love this book!

A couple days ago, I read an old book by Mary Balogh. This book I couldn’t even remember reading. Maybe my life was so busy at the time I bought it that I whizzed through the pages, instead of treasuring the words. Whatever the reason, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

Other books that I plan on reading again are by Dick Francis, Dorothy Gilmore, Dashiell Hammett, Loretta Chase, Anne McCaffrey, and many more. I’m still reading new books by new authors, but it’s a joy to read books by authors I’ve discovered through the years. Like seeing an old friend, and appreciating the friend even more after all the years.

What favorite authors would you love to read again?

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4 Responses to Everything Old Is New Again

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Rereading books is so lovely! Ian McKellen rereads Lord of the Rings yearly. I have read Sunshine several times. Others include Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe series and Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody.

  2. Edie Ramer says:

    Mary, I love Rex Stout! And Elizabeth Peter’s ‘voice’ is so fun in the Amelia Peabody books.

  3. Great post! Good luck with your move. 🙂

    I hardly ever re-read books. I always feel like I should be reading the new books on my TBR pile. But one day, when I have more time, I would love to go back and re-read all the books on my keeper shelf — Ian Fleming, David Eddings, Donald Westlake, Robin McKinley, Lisa Kleypas, and many others.
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    • Edie Ramer says:

      Jennifer, I love Donald Westlake’s sense of humor. Of course, I love Lisa Kleypas, too, though every character in her book is beautiful or handsome – and usually very wealthy. I think that’s one reason I love JAK’s books. Her heroes and heroines are not necessarily the most beautiful and wealthy. I’ve never read David Eddings. I’ll have to check out his books. I think I read Robin McKinley, but it’s been a long time. I’ll pick up one of her books, too.

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