Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Reading a Novel MoreThan Once

Thursday Thoughts on Reading ‘N Writing
Do you ever read a novel more than one time?

Many of us have watched a movie more than one time; and we watch reruns of TV shows; but novels? Reading takes time and concentration and that competes with the TV remote that can give us instant entertainment. Comparing mindlessly clicking the TV remote and reading a novel more than once is definitely like comparing oranges with apples.

For some time now we’ve lived in a “microwave society”—we’re used to instant gratification. The younger generations may never know about waiting until they have the money before purchasing something they want NOW. Today’s society can’t be compared with that of our forefathers who knew hard work and few luxuries.

If you receive my newsletter you know which are my five favorite novels: A Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, Rooms by James Rubart, and Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King. I’ve read each of them one time. But if I ever read a novel more than once it would be one of these five books.

My decision to read any of the above five novels again would be because of the story and characters; the stories are superbly told and they have memorable characters. But there are so many good novels to read and so little time to read them.

Would you read a book more than one time--fiction or nonfiction? Why? Which books?

Till next time ... keep on smiling.

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