Monday, July 17, 2017

A Rainy Day in Georgia

Rained off and on all weekend, more than an inch yesterday.  Saturday, the non regular mail person left out mail out in the rain.  Too much to fit in the mailbox, too far I guess to bring it to to door so he laid it against the garage where it got soaked including a gift and a letter that needs to go to my doctor😞, I'm not happy.

But what's a girl to do on a rainy day, why read of course.  And I'm reading an old favorite, Howard's End is on the Landing by Susan Hill.  I've read it a couple of times, it's about the joys of rereading our own books.  Something that I do regularly.  I only keep books that I plan on rereading.
Went upstairs to look through my bookcases and to see what books I reread regularly.

Easily my favorite rereads are my Agatha Christie mysteries, I've read most of them several times.  Mac recently gave me a vintage one,  Cards on the Table and since I haven't read it in a while it will be among my next rereads.

Another group I regularly reread are my Georgette Heyers, no one does Regency novels better and I love her mysteries too.  In fact I think I might just be in the mood for one of them soon.

A series that I regularly reread is Jack Whyte's Camulod series that begins with The Skystone.  This is one of the best series about King Arthur I've ever read and I'm a King Arthur junkie.

I also regularly reread Josephine Tey's Daughter of Time, her book about Richard III.  My favorite English King and so badly treated in most books.

My favorite family series and I love to read family chronicles, is Elizabeth Goudge's Elliot family.  This begins with Pilgrim's Inn.  Although I'm currently rereading The Chadwick Family chronicles and they're a favorite too.

And a frequent reread is Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue.  It's about the development of the English language.  When I get to wondering why English is such a strange language I reread this one.

What books do you reread?


  1. These are authors I used to read a lot at one time so thank you for reminding me of them - they all merit rereading.

  2. Our mail person doesn't always bother shutting the door on our big mailbox. Everything gets damp and it ruins the return envelopes.

  3. It seems like you like the Bill Bryson book. I thought about reading it but haven't as of yet. I love reading. I spent most of the day dog sitting and reading. A rainy day sounds like a wonderful day to read - not that I need an excuse!

    One of the mailmen we had used to do that - made me a little upset as we have a front porch that is not locked and it would have been so easy to leave packages on porch.

  4. Your post reminds me to start reading Elizabeth Goudge, she is on my want to read list. Plus the book about King Arthur sounds good. I keep my favorite novels but don't reread them. Keep them just in case I want to.

  5. I wouldn't be happy about the mail either. I might have let the post office know. I haven't re-read many books as an adult but in my youth I re-read "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee as well as "Gone in the Wind" by Martha Mitchell many a time. Now I kind of speed read and I like the stories I read; so intense at times, but when I'm done with them, I savor them, but then don't have the desire to re-read them.


  6. There is nothing more annoying than wet mail, hope there was no serious damage.

  7. Glad that you could make the best of the rainy day, hope your post is alright.

  8. Oh, bad mail-person for leaving your mail in the rain! Love Mac's header painting and the wonderful perspective. So many little time! Sounds like a good collection. xx Karen

  9. I'm glad I have a porch where parcels can be left if they're too big for the letter box - which is in the porch door. I read a lot but always something I've never read before. I think in my entire life I only re-read one or maybe two books.

  10. I originally come from Warwickshire, but married a Yorkshireman and have lived here for 30 years. I often heard Yorkshire folk rant about Shakespeare's blackening of Richard III's name, but did not realise how deeply they felt about 'their' king until his body was found and the whole debate about where to rebury him broke out. Many people I spoke to here were genuinely angry about the decision to bury him in Leicester, rather than York Minster (as he had requested). He may be reviled in literature, but in Yorkshire that is far from the case! Tracy X

  11. There is nothing more annoying than wet mail, hope there was no serious damage.

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  12. The soaked mail would have made me mad, too!

    I would love to re-read some books, but I barely have time to read books for the first time. When I was a teenager/young adult, I remember reading Ann Frank's Diary about once a year.

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