I love to read, and I love to read romance books. The phrase above in the bar just grabbed me, and it still grabs me.
I love to fall in love with a good book.
Isn’t the best books you read the ones that when it ends, even though you’re smiling at the happy ending (after all, we’re all romance readers here), part of you wishes there was more? The characters in those books almost become friends, and when they do something that I can predict because I “know” them, it gives me a great feeling. Of course, that makes me want to read the book even more. If I’m lucky, that book would be part of a series where, when the story of that couple is at its end, I’ll get a few more peeks of them and how their lives are going in the next book that focuses on someone else I’ve already met. I did this in my last book, The Path to Piney Meadows. The hero of this book Chad, appeared near the end of the previous book in this series.
I just love a good series. Both to write them, and to read them.
We can escape in the problems and issues of someone else, cheering them on, and then when they overcome whatever is threatening or holding them down, we can smile, close the book, and look forward to seeing them again. Even if they are chickens!
Of course, first we have to get back to real life, the day job, housework, kids, and whatever else gets thrown in our paths. I think the one of the main reasons I love to fall in love with a good book is to take a time out from all of that, like a mini-vacation on the couch.
Over the years I’ve had a few favorite books. Those are the ones that I put in my keeper pile, that I know one day something will read it again, even though I already know what happens. I don’t have many in my keeper pile, but I do have some.
Now that I’ve thought about it, this just makes me want to go to that keeper pile and see what’s there.
Catch you another time! Thanks for stopping by.
totally agree with you here, Gail. Those mini-vacations are delightful…and most of the time they are sanity-savers ;-) People with overactive imaginations MUST make time to splurge on creativity or they might very well explode :-)
Gail Sattler says
Definitely sanity savers!
Andrea Cox says
Gail, I like the vacation idea. It sort of feels like that when I’m creating a story, as well as when I’m reading one. A little more work in the creative side, but a joy just the same.
Did you find a keeper to read today? I’m working on one of Kim Vogel Sawyer’s books right now. Have a feeling it’s making it to my keeper pile, but then that pile is more like a few large totes by now. :)
Gail Sattler says
I wish I had, but… I’m in Deadline Heaven right now, and I’m also preparing for a gig with my jazz band, so my reading is limited to a little time with my kindle before my eyes close on me at bed time. Although, I’ve got a Dee Henderson book that is calling my name again. :)