Have you ever gotten into such a book funk that every time you try a new story, you can barely make it more than five pages in before you move on to another novel? Yes? No? Well, I have. MANY times. In fact, just about eight months of last year I was in such a bad book funk that it took more than a week to finish a 200 page novel and even days to finish a 50 page story.
Well, my solution to these funks? Re-reads. I’ve read my fair share of books in the last few years but only a few of them are good enough for re-reads. In fact, when I re-read, it’s pretty much the same books over and over. What books might those be, you ask? Well, Mary Calmes books, of course. As I’ve said (and you’re probably sick of hearing) Mary Calmes is one of my favorite authors. I just love her books (and she’s a pretty awesome person, too!) and no matter how many times I re-read them (at least a few times a year), they never get old. She’s gotten me out of more funks than I can count over the years.
One of my all time favorite re-reads of hers is the Change of Heart series:
I ❤ Jin and Logan!
In December, I went on a ‘Mary Spree’ as I like to call it and read 8 of her books. A mix of re-reads and ones I hadn’t read yet. I ended up reading Timing again then finally read After the Sunset. This was right before Old Loyalty, New Love came out and I was jonesing for that book but obviously, I couldn’t get it just yet so I had to settle for her other stories.
I re-read Acrobat (a classic for me) and finally read Heart of the Race, which made me wonder why I had waited so long to read it!
After I came down from my Mary Spree, I was quite content not to read anything for a while but then I went on a M/F Spree (which I totally put the blame on Ami for but that’s a story for another time).
There’s just something about re-reading a Mary Calmes book, where I know the characters almost by heart, know what they’re going to do and know that, in the end, I’ll be satisfied with how they got there and how they ended up. It restarts my brain and allows me to get out of my funk. Thus is how Mary saved me from my funk 😛
If you haven’t read Mary Calmes yet, I only have one question for you: Why the hell not?!
And for those of you who just now discovered her (looking at you Jen), well, all I have to say to you is get your ass in gear and read another book by her already! Hehe
And don’t forget! The giveaway for Old Loyalty, New Love will only be open for a few more days so make sure you enter before it closes! I absolutely adored that story and you’ll be able to see all my gushing about it on Saturday. For now, we hope you enjoy the rest of Mary Calmes Week! We have a little special something posting tomorrow so stick around 🙂