Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Revisiting Old Friends


I'm not much for reading a book more than once. Even a really great book. The way I look at it, there are Soooo many books I want to read, how will I ever get through them all, let alone go back? But I'm making an exception today. I'm revisiting Anne George's southern sisters in Murder Gets a Life. And they are as much fun this time around as the first time.

Mouse and Sister are like old friends!

Do you have any books you feel that way about?

18 comments:

Lover of Books said...

Definitely Anne of Green Gables. That and I can't wait to read The Little House on the Prairie series with my oldest maybe this fall. He is almost 6.

Krista

Andrea C. said...

There are a few books I read as a teen that I like to go back and read every once in a while. Alsoif a book in a series is released and it has been a long time since the previous one I will go back to reread and refresh my memory!

Katie said...

every couple years or so I read Christy.

I can't wait for my daughter to be old enough to read the Little House on the Prairie books either! I loved them and I'm sure she will. I still have awhile yet since she's only 2.5.

mary in MO said...

Cynthia Voight's 'Tillerman Family' stories, the "Little House" books...the characters are alive to me. I share them with the grandkids

Mason Canyon said...

I have re-read Kathleen Woodiwiss' book ASHES IN THE WIND over and over again. Haven't in awhile now you make me want to go dig it out of my boxed up books.

I love the Anne George series. I told someone about the funny book I was reading and when I explained it was a murder mystery, they thought I was crazy. Murder mysteries to me was suppose to be gruesome, not funny. I got them hooked on Anne George too.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

tonya kappes said...

I do re read some books every once in a while. Maybe not completely like I did the first time, but a good skim. It's when I want to relax and the comfort of an old friend is my books.

Shutterbug said...

There are few classics that I like to re-read: To Kill A Mockingbird, Gone With the Wind, Beverly Cleary's Ramona books and when my household goods arrive, I'll be digging out my new copy of Catcher in the Rye to re-read. Sometimes, I like to re-read Agatha Christie novels. I read them as a kid and that was quite some time ago.

Laurissa Kastle said...

I would like to read Angela's Ashes again. I listened to it on tape the first time I "read" it. It was magical listening to Frank McCourt narrate. Now I would like to actually read it.

Babs said...

There are a few books I like to re read some classics like Rebecca and Agatha Christie books that a I like. I also like to re read Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice along with Emma.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Oh yes! Why? Because I'm finding newer books just don't hold my attention anymore. They've been dumbed down. My favs to re-read is the Anne of Green Gables series, both Jurassic Park books (read them every summer), Elizabeth Peters' Egypt mysteries and Kate Collins flower shop mysteries :-)

I'm not hard to please LOL

Shel said...

Charlotte MacLeod/Alisa Craig's books I have read over and over (I'm re-reading The Family Vault right now). Anything by Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters I have and will re-read. I've re-read a few of the Jim Butcher Dresden Files books as well.

signlady217 said...

Little Women and all the rest of Louisa May Alcott's books. Definitely a comfort/don't-have-to think-too-hard kind of read for me.

Anonymous said...

I have read all the Murder She Wrote books through twice. I go back and reread books by M.C. Beaton. Most of the cosies I like to read over again and if I am out of things to read, that is what I do.

kelly said...

i adore those books, i swear i was re-reading murder 'gets a life' just last night, every couple of years i have a marathon and run through the whole series. i do the same thing with hamish macbeth and agatha raisin by m.c. beaton, i tell everyone who will listen how much i love all 3 series!

Deb Baker said...

Finished 'Get a Life'. Laughed like I haven't laughed for a very long time!!! Sorry I haven't commented. I've been reading.

Heather Webber said...

I definitely have comfort reads that I go back to and they feel like old friends. I'm going to find the Anne George books. My good friend Sharon Short raves about her, too. Must find them!

Sheila Connolly said...

Back in the good old days I used to re-read beloved books regularly. I read Tolkien's Ring Trilogy at least ten summers in a row, and I know I've read Dorothy's Sayers' Gaudy Night at least that often.

Now that seems like an unimaginable luxury. Where did the time go?

Valerie Consoer said...

My mom and I are the same way. We don't really like to read books a second time seeing as how there's "so many books, so little time". But there are a couple of series that I've seriously thought about re-reading. One of them being Yasmine Galenorn's "Chintz and China" series, and the other being Laura Childs's "Tea Shop Mysteries". I'm sure I'll want to re-read many more as I discover more series. Books are just the greatest!