re-read

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“If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.”
François Mauriac

I’m re-reading right now. Are you? It’s an inward-turning and nostalgic time of year, perfect for well-worn paths.

My favourite books/authors to re-read and what they might say about me:

L. M. Montgomery, all 8 books in the Anne of Green Gables series (especially “Anne’s House of Dreams” “Windy Poplars”, and “Rilla of Ingleside”)
— I’m romantic, nostalgic, love spunky heroines

Georgette Heyer (especially “Frederika” and “False Colours”)
— also romantic, but with a zing for the wry

Bill Bryson
— I like anecdotes and obscure, wonderful facts

Terry Pratchett
— I admire satire, wry observations, complicated worlds, and being made to laugh

Sense and Sensibility
— I hanker for a world in which strength of character could be so absolute

What do you turn to again and again?

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4 thoughts on “re-read

  1. Taz says:

    May I just say, your Heyer collection is swoon-worthy. How did you acquire all those Pan editions? I turn to Friday’s Child with marathon regularity, myself. I also like your comment about Sense and Sensibility – well put 🙂

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Taz,

      To answer your question, I secured most of those books 15 years ago when our library was having a big sale. It looked as though someone had donated their entire collection to the library and rather than shelve them they used them in a fundraiser sale. My mom and I are both big fans, so we bought two of everything we didn’t already have, and gently fought over the ones with just one copy.

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