Nov 5 2007
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 @ dearauthor.com 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!