Does This Old Book Suck?

It’s pretty rare that I don’t have a new book to read. Being flat broke and struggling to pay the bills, though, I’ve found myself cut off. (The last “new” book I read was Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care while I was in the hospital, which was the first book of hers I’ve ever read. It was amazing, and now I’m hooked! The rest of the books they had in their “library” were awful. I tried, you guys. I really did. But there are only so many times you can start reading really shitty romances before you completely give up.)

Wow. I got way off track. Anyway!

That hasn’t stopped me from binge-reading the books I already have. In the last few weeks, I’ve re-read everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer novelizations to Joe Meno’s Hairstyles of the Damned (which, by the way, is a superb YA novel). Looking at my shelves earlier today, I happened to catch sight of some children’s/YA books that I’ve read at least a hundred times. One of those is Ella Enchanted. I hadn’t read it in years, so wasn’t sure if I’d still like it. (Especially since the movie really sucked. Let’s not get me started, okay?) But I cracked it open early this afternoon and was instantly spellbound, just like old times.

It really is a great book.

Which books can you read over and over again? Are there any from your childhood that you still love? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Elizabeth Barone

Elizabeth Barone is an American novelist who writes contemporary romance and suspense starring strong belles who chose a different path. Her debut novel Sade on the Wall was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. She is the author of the South of Forever series and several other books. When not writing, Elizabeth is very busy getting her latest fix of Yankee Candle, spicy Doritos chips, or whatever TV show she’s currently binging. Elizabeth lives in northwestern Connecticut with her husband, a feisty little cat, and too many books.

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