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My Favorite Things

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Our spotlights are over for the year. I hope you all enjoyed these features. We’ll start up with something like that again next spring so we can find out what great new books we should be on the lookout for.

In re-reading Julie Garwood’s book a few weeks ago, I realized that I hadn’t allowed myself to pleasure of re-reading. Sometimes our to be read stacks get wildly out of hand and we feel compelled to read the books we’ve bought but have languished in an indistinguishable pile of bound paper.

There’s a real luxury in re-reading a book that we love. It represents a certain nostalgia and comfort. I think giving ourselves permission to re-read from time to time is a reading treat that we all need. Last year, during Thanksgiving, Jayne and I blogged about books that were our favorites. For the next few months, we are going to feature a series called “My Favorite Things”. The series will contain reviews from readers, authors and industry folks of their favorite books. It could be a childhood book, a collection of stories, a biography, or even a romance. There is no limit in terms of genre. The only qualification is that it is a book that the reader loved.

Anyone is welcome to participate. I’ve not asked everyone in my address book because I do not want to presume on anyone’s time, but if you are reading this post and have a book in mind, please either email me at jane @ or fill out this handy form with your review.*** I think reading people’s favorites might help to broaden my own reading scope and I hope it will broaden yours.

***Form seems to be broken at the moment. Please use the email address. Thanks!

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Julie Leto
    Nov 05, 2007 @ 08:34:45

    You know, I’ve been looking for a reason to re-read Robert MacGammon’s A BOY’S LIFE, one of my favorite books ever. I think you just gave me a reason!

  2. Maya
    Nov 05, 2007 @ 09:45:41

    I’ve only recently discovered this site so i missed last years favorites post. would it be possible to post a link to it now so i don’t have to go searching in the archives? would make me so happy.

  3. Jane
    Nov 05, 2007 @ 09:55:19

    Maya, it was actually a number of posts but I will go in and tag them “Thanksgiving Favorites 2006” and then give the link here.

  4. Jane
    Nov 05, 2007 @ 10:10:29

    Maya – I think I captured them all in this link.

  5. Nora Roberts
    Nov 05, 2007 @ 10:48:00

    Julie, that’s one of my favorites, too. Just a marvelous book. I’ll look forward to reading your review.

  6. Tracy
    Nov 05, 2007 @ 12:17:41

    oooooh, I do have those few books that I love to re-read and re-read and re-read. I look forward to reading what others favorite books are.

    If I can articulate why my favorite is my favorite I may write a review. LOL

  7. rose
    Dec 27, 2007 @ 23:27:38

    I must have missed something here. Which Julie Garwood’s book are you talking about?

  8. Jane
    Dec 27, 2007 @ 23:50:07

    rose, I re-read the Secret. I should have put a link in the review.

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