Reading old friends

There are a couple of authors whose books I have read so many times I know some passages by heart.  Georgette Heyer is one of them.  Pulling out one of these books is like sitting down with an old friend.  They are comforting and good company.

I know what is going to happen, but it doesn’t matter, I’m never bored.  I’m just happy to feel the familiar company.  To visit places I love.  To hear the words in my head, that I’ve read so many times, is a delight.

I’ve spent the last couple of weekends reading these books again.  It’s like being cuddled in a down comforter.  Warm and snuggly.


5 thoughts on “Reading old friends

  1. I have a terrible memory for plots. If I’ve only read it once, I’m going to forget most of it within months. I remember whether I enjoyed it though.

    I think it’s a boon that I don’t remember plots well, but remember if I enjoyed it. It gives me a safe and enjoyable second read! Although it is a bit difficult when you read the first book of a trilogy before the 2nd book is out. I often have to re-read the first one in order to step into the flow of the second one.

    After 2 reads I remember the plot mostly. 🙂


  2. I know this feeling exactly! I used to do this with Jane Austen. Georgette Heyer doesn’t ring any bells with me, but I am going to check it out. Any suggestions for the best first introduction to her books?


    1. I’m deeply jealous that you are about to discover her. Its… well. Anyway.
      So. My first one was the reluctant widow. My favorite is not anyone’s favorite. A civil contract.
      My sisters favorite is these old shades. My mom’s favorite is cotillion. But the one most people pick to recommend is Frederica. Honestly. The only one of the group that you might not adore is civil contract. If you can’t decide, choose Frederica.

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