Today’s meme is all about books we love.  My Favorite Reads is hosted by Alyce, At Home With Books.

As usual, I scanned the older bookshelves, and today, that meant the ones in the hallway.  There they are, just waiting on the shelves, as if they’re saying “pick me.”

Rosamunde Pilcher is one of those cozy authors whose books are usually set near her home in Scotland.  Coming Home was published in 1997, and there isn’t even a blurb on Amazon.

Pilcher’s book teems with marvelous, memorable characters—people we believe in, people we care about…In telling the story of Judith Dunbar and her loved ones, Pilcher writes with warmth, wisdom, and clear-eyed insight about every family.  This is a totally involving story of coming of age, coming to terms with both love and sadness, and, in every sense of the words, Coming Home.

Why I Chose This Book:

I haven’t read this one in awhile, but lately I’ve been drawn to the sentimental moments in the past.  Those times when books were savored just because they told wonderful stories.

And lately, with all the bookish blog things, I’m noticing that reading has become like a race.  To see how many I can read in as short a time as possible; moving out of my comfort zone to other genres; and writing (and posting) reviews as quickly as possible.

These are all good things, and I’m glad I’m doing them.  But once in awhile, I just want to curl up and read.

Pilcher is just the ticket for those times.

I hope you’ll stop by and share your own favorites this week.

6 thoughts on “MY FAVORITE READS

  1. I have to battle against the race too. I try to rotate between a review copy, a library book and then a book off my shelves, so that at some point in there I’m reading things for fun. Sometimes though (especially while competing against my husband in the library summer reading program) I found myself pushing to read more and faster. 🙂


  2. I think that Rosamund Pilcher was one of the first of my mom’s books that I read…and read and read. I would not read her again but I loved her ages ago. I think I read every book that she wrote…I have no clue if she is still writing? Alive? Isn’t she English?

    I like your new look…


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Patty…glad you like my makeover.

      Yes, I do believe Pilcher is still alive…I think she’s Scottish, or at least most of her books are set there. Although some of them take place in England.


  3. justbookreading

    I’m a sucker for any book set in Scotland. I’m adding this author to my list. Thanks!

    I agree with you about the reading race. I finished up a book today that took me four days to finish. It felt like I had been reading it forever but it was nice to take it slow and savor every bit. Every once in a while I drag a book out to remind myself that I don’t need to rush through everything I read.


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