Like many readers I have “old friends” among my books. Volumes I pull out when I’m sad or lonely or bored or between books or on a book hangover. The book falls open to a favorite passage and I enjoy reading. I’ve reread these books entirely too many times to count. My life is comforted by the giggles Scarlett’s wedding night with Charles gives me, or Kerry’s discovery of the maid Moira in bed with Uncle H.A. or the wonderful weekend with Sam or- poor Calvin enduring his mother proselytizing on an Italian bus using the Gospel Walnut. many scenes in so many books. I also have nonfiction pieces that I have reread so many times. Helene’s wonderful letters to Frank, which led me to Pepys (I haven’t read the whole Diary even once but I make progress on it at times like this). So many old friends.
Yes, I exceeded 10! 11 fiction and 5 nonfiction. Math was my worst subject.
I could easily add double this number. Before the internet I re-read a lot when I was bored. Now I have other distractions.
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What about you? Do you have any “old friends” you visit and re-read? Leave me a comment or link to your post.