When I buy a book, I keep it…for a long, long time. And, every now and then, I re-read my old books. This habit drives my husband crazy–he tells me I already know what’s gonna happen, so why re-read?!
Well, duh, for fun. I only re-read the books that are–in my mind–absolutely fantastic. The stories that clicked with me, the ones that made me smile, made me cry, made me care, or just made me have a heck of a fun time reading them.
I thought I’d list a few of my favorite “oldies” today. So, here goes:
1. Cinderman by Anne Stuart
This is, hands down, my favorite superhero book. The hero gets doused by a burning gunk and suddenly can start fires with the power of his mind…and he can become invisible. The heroine was lucky/unlucky enough to get doused by said gunk, too, and she gets a handy power of her own…mind-reading.
Throw in the pure brilliance of Anne Stuart’s writing, and you have a book you can’t put down.
2. Bewitching by Jill Barnett
When Jill Barnett wrote historicals, she could write funny like noboby else. I always smile when I re-read her work, and, yeah, sometimes I get a little sniffly. Bewitching is a fun tale about a witch (a rather inept one) and the man who steals her heart.
3. Shield’s Lady by Amanda Glass (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Interesting tale about a mercenary with very unusual powers, and the woman who is destined to be his mate. Jayne Ann Krentz creates one of her wonderful new worlds in this story–the woman is just too good at creating a sci-fi romance.
So, does anyone else have any “oldie, but goodie” recommendations?