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Monday, September 29th, 2014 05:17 pm
I like rereading books. At least, I like rereading books I like. If I'm drawn into the story and I like the characters, I will have all the emotions of making friends. Rereading the books reunites me with my old friends.

I noticed that some of the friendships have worn a bit thin with the passing years. While I have grown older and my view of the world has changed dramatically, my old friends remain the same. And sometimes they are too young and simple to hold my interest. I'm sad when this happens.

The last time I read Heinlein books, was, likely, the last time I'll read them. His characters are too flat. I like the Howard Family stories, but the characters are one-dimensional caricatures with questionable philosophies. The last one of his that I read was Friday. I like that character because she is a strong female. Now, though, she seems a strong paper doll. It's sad.

I just reread Jo Walton's King's Peace and In the Name of the King. I like Sulien ap Gwien. But I'm tired of the endless war. I might reread the first again someday. I'm about half way through Among Others. I like the main character in this book, too. But, I think this one will be a read-once book.

I have just purchases all the Hornblower books, this time as ebooks. I haven't read them in a long time. And I know that Horatio will seems like a friend I haven't seen in a long time. Only now, I'll see him as Ioan Gruffudd who played the part for an A&E miniseries. I'm looking forward to that set.


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