#longandShortReviews #Weeklyblogchallenge 2.12.2020

This week’s topic is another goodie and I’m sure it’s gonna be controversial. Not is a bad way – but in a get people talking way.

This week, we’re talking about BOOKS I REREAD OR WANT TO REREAD.

I have several friends who typically say once they read a book, that’s it. Done. Fine. Put it on the shelf and forget about it.

Whenever I tell these friends that I’m rereading a book they look at me with horror  slashed across their faces and the first question out of their mouths is, “You couldn’t find anything new to read??”

Well, yes, I could. And I’ve got my next new book lined up on my Kindle, thank you very much. But I wanted to reread this book.

Curiosity ensues and it never ends well, believe me.

I’ve reread GONE WITH WIND 5 times. The last time I was especially cognizant of how racially horrible the book is since we are living in the time of socially consciousness. While it is a terrible book about hatred and racism, it is at it’s heart a love story between Rhett and Scarlett, unfortunately set in the most heinous time our of American History.

Pride and Prejudice is another book I’ve read at least 10 times and each time I do I fall in love all over again with the English language.

I’ve reread every single IN DEATH novel 5 times, starting a marathon read each time with the first book and moving all the way to whatever book is current. Right now, that’s number 50 – Golden in Death. Reading these books is enjoyable, yes, but it’s also a masterclass in how to write a fictional series, character development, world building, and a marriage/love story between two people who are wrong for each other but are sosososos right! My favorite ( and I’ve read it 10 times) is NEW YORK TO DALLAS ( the only book without the IN DEATH moniker.) And yes, every single time, even though I know it’s coming, I cry my eyes out at the last 5 pages.

That’s it for my list. List see what some of the other authors in this blog hop have to say about re-reading. I bet we’re gonna get some really diverse opinions and books! L&SR

And don’t forget I’ve got a brand new ROMANTIC SUSPENSE out, the first in a new series titled, A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: RICK.

 

Until next week, peeps ~ Peg

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12 responses to “#longandShortReviews #Weeklyblogchallenge 2.12.2020

  1. Marianne

    I agree completely…. I KNOW there are lots of new books out there, and I read them, but re-reading is done for a different reason. I also agree with you on the “In Death” books. It’s the first time I haven’t gotten bored with a series after so many books, largely due to how real her characters are and how much they continue to grow, change (and surprise me).

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    • Peggy Jaeger

      truly, for a writer, it;s like taking a master class in how to introduce characters, layer them, have them interact and just not be walk on’s; lame them real!

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  2. lydiaschoch

    Ooh, Gone with the Wind is a good choice.

    My post.

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  3. GWtW is a good choice, but like a lot of other books, it’s hard when you look through the lens of current times. Love the list. 🙂

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  4. GWTW is one of my all time favorites…and I’m putting together a collection of the In Death hardbacks…. my goal (when I retire) is to sit down and read through them all in order. I’ve read some, but always jumping around. My post is here.

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  5. Patrick Prescott

    There are some books that are like visiting old friends and it’s good to have a reunion. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/02/wednesday-challenge-021220.html

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  6. Wonderful choices. I hear so many recommend the In Death series. One of these days I’ll have to give it a read.

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  7. Although I’m not one to reread, I totally get why people do it! The only time I ever suggested someone found something new was when a friend was reading all the Harry Potter books, then the Lord of the Rings books, then back to Harry Potter. Hahaha. But hey, if it made her happy, right?

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  8. I just got the first In Death audio book to take a listen. Going to start it as soon as I finish this other author’s book, A Pride of Brother: Rick. Ever heard of it? Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine.He gathered up the documents and returned then to her desk.

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  9. I’m with you on this. i can’t understand the done is done forever thinking when it comes to books. Rereading is a GREAT pleasure. Not that I do it anywhere near as much as I used to, but I certainly want to. It’s like snuggling down with an old friend.

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  10. I’ve never read Nora as JD, but it sounds like I need to. Great list! Thanks for sharing.

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