I’m re-reading the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood at present.
I do that- re-read entire series- especially if I am anticipating a new book. The down-side of doing this is that the first couple of times I find new gems, new reasons why I love the books and the characters.
But after a certain number of times, the criticality moves in. I see sentences that I have read in previous episodes, or little inconsistencies with the story or the history that I hadn’t noticed before. And I hate that I notice.
I have so much admiration for Ms Greenwood, and the way she is so prolific. I can only dream about writing as well or as often as she does and I am looking forward to the next instalment of Phryne and the next instalment of Corinna Chapman (baker and reluctant investigator). Also, I hate the thought that someone somewhere will be doing the same thing one day with my books- being critical that is- I want them to be re-read!
For that reason, I’m not going to read Phryne again- at least not until the next book comes out…and then I’ll only read the last couple in the series- just for purposes of catch-up, of course.
I never read just one book at a time- as you can see by the pile beside my bed. I also have my kindle charged and ready… with electronic versions of Corinna downloaded- just in case…