Thursday, October 23, 2008


Wow, don't the days just fly by? I know I'm running a little slower than usual but I can't believe it's Thursday already. Can you?

I've got to admit I've been taking it pretty easy this week. Just sort of getting my legs back under me...resting and eating well and generally being a slug. You know, I think I could get used to this!

One of my favorite things to do anytime is read, but when I'm not feeling quite up to par I tend to hunker down and open a book that I have already read and loved. Yeah, I pull one off my keeper shelf.

Recently Marianne had a conversation about the rereading habit (or lack thereof) and while I didn't get to follow all of the discussion what I did see was very interesting. Me? I read so much that I generally don't reread--unless I loved the book the first time around. I mean, really loved it.

Um, I fall in love fairly often, it seems! The keeper shelf is mighty wide here!

Last night I snuggled under a flannel quilt with a cup of tea beside me and fell right back into a book my mother gave me for my last birthday, Janet Evanovich's Naughty Neighbor. What a fun read! I smiled through it the first time and I did the exact same thing last night. The characters are wonderfully likeable, the little intrigue they become embroiled in is both comical and engaging and I guess I just flat-out love the author's writing style.

I knew when I chose it that I was going to be perfectly content for a few hours, and I was. Very soothing and highly satisfying to know that opening a particular book is going to deliver guaranteed entertainment, don't you think? See? That's why I reread certain books! Sometimes I just need to know that I'm going to love the story.

Janet Evanovich's Foul Play goes on sale next week. I'm looking forward to it. As I said, I just really like the way this lady tells a story. She pulls me in every single time, and I love that!

So...what are you reading?

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