SUNDAY POTPOURRI: REVISITING THE PAST

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Good morning, and welcome to another Sunday Potpourri post.  To see what my week looked like, visit my Weekly Updates post at Rainy Days and Mondays.

In that post, I mentioned my latest bookshelf clearing project, and in another post, I talked about my “head count” of the physical books remaining (from 1435 to 630), in Bookish Friday.

So, considering all of that, you might think that I would curb my impulses…and not buy anything, at least for a while.  And not any actual physical books.  Kindle book buying is fair game, as “out of sight, out of mind.”

But then I saw a title on someone’s blog….Sleeping with the Enemy.  And my mind flitted to the past and a book by that name, as well as the Julia Roberts movie.

The blogger was referring to a different book by that title, but I had to do a search.  And found it, published in 1987.  I used to have it, I’m sure, but it was probably a mass market paperback, as I purged most of those when I downsized eight years ago.

Naturally I had to order it…in hardcover.  The price was right.  Sleeping with the Enemy, by Nancy Price.  Loved it back then!  Hope to love it again.

 

 

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Do you ever buy books from your past, books that you actually eliminated from your stacks at some point?  I did that a couple of years ago with another one of my old favorites:  Domestic Pleasures, by Beth Gutcheon.  And Still Missing, by that author.

 

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When I did my latest purge, I made sure to keep these, adding them to one of my shelves in my office.

What does it mean when I want to revisit the past, via books read and loved long ago?  I suspect that I am recalling a time when my reading was a slow savor….while now, I seem to be speeding through the books, reviewing them, and then moving on.

I have a small stack I’m accumulating of favorite reads from long ago.

Do you ever reread?  Or long to reread some books you loved?

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4 thoughts on “SUNDAY POTPOURRI: REVISITING THE PAST

  1. I never ever reread! There is way too much new stuff out there that I want to read! I am like the rabbit that’s late for a very important date! Heehee!

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  2. I’ve quite fortunate about not having to rebuy books. When I moved after twenty years in the same home, I got rid of at least half my books, probably more like two-thirds. Within two months, I had to repurchase one of them as it was voted in as a group read. I think there might only be one other book I had to rebuy, maybe two.

    As to rereading, there are only a handful of books which I reread or will consider rereading. One is Jonathan Livingstone Seagull. A new entry which I haven’t yet reread but probably will someday is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

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