Thursday, February 7, 2013

{ re-reading books }

I am a re-reader.  I love re-reading my books.  I am a hundred percent more likely to re-read a book than I am to re-watch a movie or tv show.  I do re-watch movies and tv shows though.  Although it's not surprising that my favorites are Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga, True Blood and Once Upon A Time (which I absolutely count because it's based on fairy tales).

But it's not like I re-read the whole book either.  Most of the time I'll just go back to a certain part that made me laugh.  I even go back to parts that made me cry.  My number one pick-me-up on a rough day is going to one of my favorite books and flipping through the pages.  Before my Kindle I would stick little post-it's in my favorite spots and now I'm glad that I have the Highlighting and Bookmarks features that I can use.

I have 40+ books on my To-Be-Read shelf on Good Reads and more that I haven't even added yet so it's not like I re-read because I have nothing else to read.  I just love that feeling of getting lost in my favorite story and loving them all over again.  I used to be able to say that I got something new each time but yeah, it's mostly a comfort thing now.

If my Kindle had a read count like iTunes these would be in the top...

McKettrick's Pride

I love the whole McKettrick Series but when I want to pick one of them up I always choose this one first.  Echo and Rance are my favorite pair.  It's so opposites attract- he's a serious rancher/businessman/single father and she's free-spirited/bohemian/drives-a-beetle as you can get.

My Favorite Part: when Rance and his brothers make it back for his daughter's birthday party (just barley) but landing the company helicopter in the pasture.  What an entrance.

Portrait in Death

To me the crime in this book was secondary.  I was pretty happy to see Trueheart used more in the end but the best thing and what brings me back again and again was finding out about Roarke's past.  When I first read this I did not see it coming at all.

My Favorite Part: I can't choose!  The first scene when Roarke finds out.  When he has a fight with Eve and her necklace hits him.  When he meets his family.  When Eve flies in by helicopter into the cow pasture and is more scared of the cows then a chemi-head.  And the ending.  I really love it all.
Lover Eternal

Again with the opposites attract couples.  Rhage is Hollywood and Mary is practically the Virgin Mary.  I loved how much her loved her and no matter what she said or how much she tried to push him away he never stopped telling her that.

My Favorite Part: Well my favorite part that I would talk about in public is Rhage and Mary's first date.  They meet at a restaurant and he literally orders everything on the menu.  Oh, and the very end.  But that's a big spoiler.

"She smiled a littlle.  "You are a manipulator."
"I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer."

Lover Awakened

I'm pretty sure Zsadist and Bella are one of my favorite couples.  Ever.  And I've never had a character break my heart as much as Zsadist.  He speaks once where being a bastard is more of a compulsion than a calling and I cried almost every page where Bella brought him back a little by little to the human side.

My Favorite Part:  I always go to the part where he rescues her from the Lessers first.  It's truly the beginning for them.  But mostly I love the dialogue in this one.

"I was dead until you found me, though I breathed.  I was sightless, though I could see.  And then you came...and I was awakened." 

I should also say that not every book I read I will re-read again.  There are plenty that I enjoy and then will never go back too.  Some will get deleted from device and some will be donated to the library.  Maybe someone else will like it?

Do you like to re-read?  What book do you always go back too?


  1. You know, I keep hearing about The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but I haven't read any of them yet. I should look into them.

    I don't know how you manage to go back to books and only re-read certain scenes, though - when I re-read a book I tend to read the whole thing....

    -- Kimberly @ Love YA Books

  2. I've never read The Black Dagger Brotherhood series either, but it's seriously popping up all over the place. I also never use my highlighting/notes section on my ereader! It just occurred to be that it might be a fun way to re-read favorite passages without re-reading the whole book.

  3. Hey, did you read the novella I think it was called Father Mine and it's about Z's relationship with Bella and the baby after she's born. (spoiler!) Everyone just loves Z don't they. I feel like you and I could just have a whole book chat of our own on the BDB. NO one else in the book chat reads them...kinda like how i feel about HP. oops.
    Anywho, I guess I do re-read that series sometimes. When a new one comes out, I sit down with the whole stack and browse through past moments because they are all so intertwined at this point. It gets confusing at times.

  4. "t's not like I re-read because I have nothing else to read. I just love that feeling of getting lost in my favorite story and loving them all over again."

    I LOVE that. It's so true for me too. Re-reading is the best :)

  5. I'll admit I'm not a big re-reader, and most of that is because there are so many other books I want to read (I have 290 books on my Goodreads to-read list; eek!!). Sometimes I like rereading a book if a movie is coming out.


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