Friday, November 18, 2022

Déjà Vu


SO annoying. I’ve done it again!

All my ducks were in a row: exercise class in the morning, dinner crockpotting away, I’d actually completed writing a scene in this book I talk about but never finish, and I’ve done a stroll around the complex (heavy coat, woolly hat, fleece gloves. Heaven help me when it gets truly cold.) The landscape guys have already put out the snow markers for snowblowing, but the sun was shining.  

A UPS truck went by in one direction, an Amazon one passed the other way. Cold weather, 144 units full of mostly retired folks, and I’m sure we’re a steady source of business for the delivery guys. The whole time I was out, I was visualizing tucking myself in with a blanket and my new library book that I was already enjoying immensely.  I gathered the mail – new New Yorker, yay! – and headed home.

Tucked in as planned, I read two pages and realized what I’d been fearing. I’ve read this before, dammit!


  1. Been there. Done that. More often than I care to admit.

  2. Oh - join the club! I read on Kindle and luckily when buy a new book, it tells me if I already have it. When I look to see if I read it and if it says "yes" I sometimes start to reread and don't remember it.

  3. I do it all the time, but I have decided to just enjoy the second read, and I do. :-)

    1. I actually thought I'd do that, too, but the more I read, the more I remembered - even the ending!

  4. Perhaps it's good enough for a second read?

  5. At least with my ebooks Amazon tells me if I already own the book...and usually my Kindle tells me if I have read it.

  6. Will you read it anyway. We can re-watch mysteries, sometimes more than once, but I haven’t re-read books.


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