Thanks to everyone for commenting! The winner of the D'Angeli Duo is Alexia Evans! Yay and congrats!
I love books. I think that's probably something all of us (me and those of you visiting this site) have in common. We're readers. Some of us are writers too. We all love a good tale well told. Our tastes may vary, but we all have our comfort reads, those books that you would willingly reread again and again.
I'm picky, I'll say. I don't have many rereads. And it may surprise you to know that the ones I do have aren't romance novels. (Though I will reread Susan Elizabeth Phillips all day long!) My favorite rereads are these: J.R.R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS and David Eddings' THE BELGARIAD and THE MALLOREON series. Not what you expected, is it? 😉
I am currently rereading LOTR for the fifth time in my life. It goes without saying that I've seen the movies — I've lost count of how many times, though I saw the first one in the theater four times in two weeks. Yes, FOUR times. Other ladies line up for the Twilight movies. I lined up for LOTR. 🙂 It, along with THE HOBBIT, was the first fantasy series I ever read. So it holds a special place in my heart.
Recently, while trying to go to sleep after a long day of slaving on the current WIP, I had the bright idea to see if I could get LOTR on Kindle. I still have the original box set I got many years ago, but the print is so small. Imagine my delight to get the whole saga (excluding THE HOBBIT, which is a separate though related tale) for $9.99! I am once more immersed in the delightful world of the Shire and the perilous journey toward Mordor.
It's an older style of writing, to be sure, and yet I have no problem getting into it. I think because I first read it when I was young and impressionable; therefore, getting back into it is like slipping back in time. Maybe that's what it is about rereads. They take us back to a certain time in our lives, kind of like songs do. Unfortunately, there's so much new stuff to read that rereading isn't high on my list. But I just couldn't help myself with one of my favorite stories of all time.
Do you reread? What are your favorites? One lucky commenter will get a copy of my D'Angeli Family duo!