Hello. My name is Maggie, and I am a re-reader.
I can’t help it.
It’s not for lack of new material. Like most junkies readers, I have a ‘To Be Read’ pile that is constantly replenished. I also have an itchy one-click finger when it comes to loading my Kindle. But every once in a while something reminds me of a book I’ve read, and before I know it I’m completely sidetracked.
Not long ago I came across an old favorite in a bargain bin. Carnal Innocence was the first Nora Roberts single title romance I’d ever read. Guess what? I still love it just as much as I did in 1991. I also scored a couple Judith Krantz classics—Mistral’s Daughter and Princess Daisy. I revisited each one then promptly made room for these battered-but-loved paperbacks on my shelves.
I love reacquainting myself with some of the characters that helped turn me into a romance fan. Just a few of the books on my keeper shelf: Scruples by Judith Krantz, Crossings and Family Album by Danielle Steel, Perfect by Judith McNaught, and Bygones by LaVyrle Spencer.
Most of the books in my bookcase are more than a little tattered. A few of them are downright shameful, but I can’t bear to part with them. Some are decades old, others are brand-spanking new. A few are even paper copies of books I fell in love with in digital format but needed to hold in my hands.
What about you? What are you reading these days? Do you ever reread books? What’s on your keeper shelf?