I need to recharge. I’m having difficulty reading fantasy these days, and I have been reading historical fiction instead. When I finish with that novel, I’d like to reread an old favorite before tackling anything new. This is something I do every now and then, but I haven’t done lately because I’ve been reviewing books.

And as I recharge, I’d like to blog on the books as I read them. Therefore, I present to you, a poll. Which old favorite should I reread? I’ll toss out some candidates for you, and why I think they would help me recharge:

  • The Dragonlance Chronicles. I’m talking about the original trilogy, which I have in an omnibus edition. This helps me recharge because the characters are so lovable and because it makes me laugh. I’m leaning heavily toward this one unless you convince me otherwise.
  • The Deed of Paksenarrion. Paks is one of my all-time favorite characters. And I like this series because the world is gritty, but the characters are not.
  • The Once and Future King. It’s been years since I’ve reread this, but I read it at least ten times during the 80s and the 90s. It has been at least fifteen years since my last reread. It’s also fodder for a Christian novel that I’ve been working on.
  • Rendezvous with Rama. I gotta throw some science fiction in there, even though my present reading malaise does not extend to science fiction. I love this one because the sense of wonder in it is, well, just wonderful. And it’s been so long since I read it that it will probably feel new again. I’d have to obtain a copy of this one.

Which one should I read? Or, should I not read any of them and read something you suggest?