There are some big “firsts” in my life, like the first time I saw the hubs and felt that thrill down my spine (still feel it actually). Special moments with my kids. Finding out I’m going to be a grandma this year. 🙂 But the small firsts are special, too.

Since I started the week writing about book chemistry, I thought I’d finish it with books. Or rather a book. I have a serious pile of books, many of which I reread on occasion, many of which I’d love to read again for the first time, but the book I’d like to read again for the first time the most (probably) is:

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure
Had to buy this new edition when I read the old one to pieces.

I found the book through the movie, staring Hayley Mills, and reading it indirectly led to my first novel, The Spy Who Kissed Me. Cause her books taught me to love romance, suspense, adventure and yes, humor. I became an author because she didn’t write fast enough.

What book would you like to read again for the first time? Don’t you love the moment when you realize you are having a great time? That you are in the story and want to stay there for as long as possible? That you sigh with happiness and regret when you reach the end? When you realize there is a back list? When I start writing a book, it is with the hope that I’ll do that for a reader. And I’m always looking for that when I start a new book by a new-to-me author. Found a book or author lately that sent that thrill to your toes?

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Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

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by Pauline Baird Jones

Wishing for a Wormhole: Reading It Again for the First Time?

5 thoughts on “Wishing for a Wormhole: Reading It Again for the First Time?

  • January 7, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I don’t know if there is any specific book that I love to reread but I do have a tendency to start a series over when a new book comes out. I always find things that I missed the first or second time and that makes it all worth it.

    • January 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

      For me, re-reading is like revisiting a favorite place or person. But I also like to catch up when a new book in a series releases. When the last Harry Potter released, though, I barely had time to read that HUGE book, let alone the whole series! grin

  • January 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Congratulations on becoming a grandma. Your article presents an interesting coincidence for me. I read very little fiction (because I have to read tons of non-fiction). I read the Crystal cave and enjoyed it a great deal. I was recently thinking of rereading it.

  • January 4, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Being a grandma is wonderful. ;D (My grandson is turning 1 next week!) I used to not be able to re-read books because I remembered the whole plot, but as I get older, I can’t remember anything. Reading my favorite books again is like rediscovering them. I find different things in them than I did when I first read them as a teen or younger. Some of them aren’t nearly as good as I remember, others are much deeper and richer.

    I was surprised at how well The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet holds up, although the culture is very definitely dated to the 50s.

    (I love Mary Stewart’s Crystal Cave, one of the first not-YA fantasies I read. I think I was 10 or 11 at the time…)

    • January 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      I truly can NOT wait for my grandma moment to arrive! LOL! I can still remember most of the plots, though like you, I find some books wear better than others. I’ve gradually weeded out the print books down to those I still like and of course, Mary Stewart has a place on the shelves and will until I’m gone. I will have to check out Wonderful Flight! Yeah, Crystal Cave was my first fantasy novel, too, I believe. Hmmm…yeah, non-YA for sure.

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