The question for this week's Booking Thru Thursday is:
We all know the beauty of reading a really wonderful book for the first time—when everything about the story and the writing and the timing click to make a reader’s perfect storm … but it’s fleeting, because you can never read that book for the first time again.
So … if you could magically reset things so that you had the chance to read a favorite book/series again for the first time … which would you choose? And why?
What series would I like to be able to begin again given the chance?
No question that for me it would be Margaret Maron's "Deborah Knott Mystery series".
There are a lot of series that I love, but I am really in love with this one.
Ahhhh.....to lie around on a rainy day and have the chance to read them from the beginning, and not have to wait around for the sequel to be written. The whole stack would be there,as well as a plate of warm homemade cookies.
I love these stories I think because it's a little bit about lots of things I love: family, religion, the south (I've never been to the south, but I just think I would love it!), mystery, romance.
I think of these books as 'cozy' mysteries and not hard core thrillers and I love a good cozy mystery---it's like comfort food.
the second part of the BTT question is:
And then, since tastes change … Do you think it would have the same affect on you, reading it now, as it did when you read it the first time? Would you love it just as much? Would you risk it?
and my answer is:
I think the Deborah Knott Series would have the same affect on me. Especially since in this fantasy I don't have to wait for sequels. I would love them just as much.
I've read a few 'stand-alone' books more than once, so yes, I have risked it, and I love them just as much the second time around. It's funny, because, even tho, I know the outcome, as in the Godfather, when I'm reading a second time, I still think "don't go Sonny, don't go. They will massacre you!"
and he also goes.
So, yes, even tho I know what will happen---my emotions are all caught up in it again and hoping against hope that certain things might change.
I wish there were more time for me to re-read some of my favorites. I rarely do, as there is not time.
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