My 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.)
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?