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Sweet Jane

Is it wrong to reread a book when there are so so many books I haven't read yet? Lately I have been in the mood for some Jane but have been resisting, telling myself that there are only so many reading hours in my life so I should be spending them on something new to me. But, what the hell? Maybe I should be spending them based on current whim, regardless of whether it is new or old. Actually, I feel no qualms about rereading if I am doing it aloud to someone else, but that doesn't come up much these days, sadly.

I started thinking about this again today since, during the free association that goes on during my lengthy drive in to work, I drew a blank on the title of Emma (and the name of the title character, too, obviously ;-) ), which bugged me. Of course, I was coming at it from a strange direction (Kate Beckinsdale), but still.


Dec. 13th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
The problem is that I possess imperfect knowledge of what I really want to read... maybe the new book would turn out to be a new favorite, after all. But, eh, I can only decide now with what I know now. It would be one thing if new books regularly became favorites, but that has not been the case. I just feel kind of bad since I used to devour so many new books in days gone by. Of course, my most fevered reading rate was when I was avoiding required reading in school... I'm not counting that period of my life. ;-)

Anyway, such emphatic advice cannot be wrong! Grazie!