Happy Tuesday All,
Offspring and I are on the mend from this crazy virus that seems to be making rounds.
Yes, I still plan to post the November Author interview this week, I just can't say what day because that's a surprise.
There's a few books I love re-reading and I thought that I'd mention a few of them:
Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. I have not read this as much as one of my sisters (who, I think, reads it almost every year). But I have read this novel 3 times. Great story, great characters, and definitely witty lines.
Gaston Leroux's English translation of Phantom Of The Opera. I think I've read this 2-3 times. It's a rather eerie story, and the Phantom isn't as sympathetic as he is in the musical, however, there is a line that gets me. He visits a Persian guy he knows and is crying and talking about how Christine kissed him and begs the Persian not to look. Despite his crimes, that moment with the Persian makes him human. I'm rather fond of this novel. However, be warned: When you start the story you're thrown right into a big chaos and it might take you a moment to get your bearings, but if you decide to stick with it, you're taken on a journey directly into the mind and past of the Phantom (and it's not quite what the movie and musical say it is...although, relatively close).
Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books are some of my favorites. I've read the series I don't know how many times. It's based on the author's own life and it's fun, and innocent and just a joy to read.
Lynn Kurland's Stardust Of Yesterday introduced me to one of my all-time favorite Romance Novel knights, Kendrick de Piaget. I love this story--a Paranormal Romance (ghosts) and links into other novels she's written--time travels, ghosts, historical. What could be more fun?
ROMANCE: Georgette Heyer's The Grand Sophy (so funny) and Friday's Child (love Hero's innocence).
YA: Jackson Pearce's As You Wish (a jinn--aka a genie--for a hero, count me in!) Suzanne Selfors' Coffeehouse Angel (Malcolm rocks and Ratcatcher is about the funniest cat).
Fiction/Fantasy: Planning to re-read Syrie James' Nocturne (jam-packed with history and a fantastic vampire) / Shanna Swendson's Enchanted, Inc. series (Magic being real and set in NYC...come on, it's just great fun!)
I'm sure there's a bunch more out there, but like I said, don't have the space in this post to mention every single one. But, if you're looking for something to read, I hope I gave you some ideas.
What books have you read more than once and loved?
Have A Tremendously Terrific Tuesday!