Happy Friday! I don’t know if you use Goodreads and have heard their newest announcement regarding re-reads. You know you do it. I do it. We all do it. As much as we like getting our hands on a new book in a series or a new author, there is nothing like sitting down with a book you enjoyed so much that you want to read it over and over again. Sometimes you catch something you missed the first time because you were so excited to see how it ends, or sometimes you do it just because they were your favorite characters.
Finally, when you give in to that temptation to re-read, you can now count it toward your reading goal for the year. It also gives you a chance to revise your thoughts about the story, whether you get something more out of the story or you just want to clarify your feelings about the book.
I love to re-read books. Sometimes it is because the next book is coming out. Sometimes I do it because something triggered a memory and now I want to read it again. Sometimes I just do it because I have read a book or two or three that I just didn’t like and I need a “cleansing story” to remind me that there are good books out there.
Before digital readers, I had a cover for my paperbacks because my husband would comment when he began to recognize a cover to the book I was reading. It seemed to confuse him that I would read a story over again, even though I pointed out that he watches many movies over and over again, hence our giant DVD collection.
This revision to Goodreads postings will eventually give a better indication of what stories are being re-read overall. We will get a better idea of no only what is a good story, but worthy of many, many re-reads. A story that makes you want to come back to again and again goes higher on my list of recommendations when people ask me for a suggestions.
This week’s giveaway might just become your next favorite re-read. It is the newest Jennifer Probst story in her Billionaire Builders series, Any Time, Any Place.
Just tell us one of your favorite re-reads to be entered.
Giveaway ends Thursday, February 16th. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older.
When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind.
Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future…
Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart-mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both…or finally mend two broken hearts.