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Monday Mayhem – It’s a keeper!

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 by Margaret Ethridge   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

I kind of did. I took a little vacay over Labor Day week, and boy was I good at it! Between bouts of napping, eating, and reading smutty books, I managed to write a new novella. It’s to meet a call for submissions that closes this week, so I am scrambling to edit and polish so I can slip it into the queue at the eleventh hour. But it was fun to write something not-quite-so-spicy. Maggie has been monopolizing all the brain time lately.

My plan is to start working on Containment during NaNoWriMo this November. The plot bunnies are hopping.

Enough about business, let’s talk pleasure…

At the moment, I’m rereading an old favorite I came across in a bargain bin. Carnal Innocence was the first Nora Roberts single title romance I’d ever read. Guess what? I still love it just as much as I did in 1991. I also scored a couple Judith Krantz classics – Mistral’s Daughter and Princess Daisy.

I often reread. There are newer books on my keeper shelf, but I love reacquainting myself with some of the characters that helped turn me into a romance fan for life. Just a few of the more well-worn books on my keeper shelf: Scruples by Judith Krantz, Crossings and Family Album by Danielle Steel, Perfect by Judith McNaught, and Bygones by LaVyrle Spencer.

What about you? What are you reading these days? Do you ever reread books? What’s on your keeper shelf?

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3 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – It’s a keeper!"

  1. Comment by Michelle Kelly @AnotherLookBook
    September 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm  

    Oh yes I love a reread. *hugs my comfort reads*
    I’ve the Outlander series a few times and I can re-read a Julie Garwood historical over and over again. I’ve re-read the Stephanie Plum series a few times too.
    I too loved Perfect.

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    September 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm  

    Why, yes, I do reread books. I’ve read Inamorata at least three times now. Have you heard of it? 😉

    Actually, I have Perfect on my book shelf too and I’ve read that one a couple times. I kinda love that the main character’s name is Julie. 😀

    Great post!

  3. Comment by Laurie
    September 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm  

    I have a lot of Nora Roberts on my keeper shelf. Plus all my books from my ‘gals.’ I don’t necessarily read a book again. But, I may go back and read favorite parts.

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