Let’s talk about book slumps, when whatever you pick up just seems dull and you aren't interested in anything else. I have found myself deep into them on a regular basis lately, and I've found two things to dig me out: watching TV and/or movies, or going back to keepers (books I never give away or will get rid of) and rereading them until the mood goes away and I want to read something new again. Sometimes it’s a full reread, while other times it’s just a reread of favorite scenes/passages that stood out for me when I originally read the books. Keepers are books that stick with me long after I’ve read them and sometimes just seeing the title/author name will remind me of a certain scene or passage that I loved.
Some of my recent rereads included the following, in no special order.
Julie Garwood’s historicals are my first stop when I’m looking to revisit favorite characters. There’s just something about her historicals that I adore—I love her strong heroines and protective heroes. The Secret was my first Julie Garwood read. In fact, she was one of two authors to hook me on romance books almost 23 years ago. I loved the story of Iain and Judith, not to mention Judith’s relationship with Frances Catherine. The very first sentence in the story hooked me.
“They became friends before they were old enough to understand they were supposed to hate each other.”