Monday, April 20, 2009

comfort reading??

What do you do when things in your life are shaky or times loom with uncertainty?

I get back to reading. When life is beribboned and gay, it's easy to let the books sit silently, but certain situations (ie; breakups) call for comfort reading.

Starting in the middle of last week, I picked up The Long Winter, a Little House book that I'd first read when I was still in elementary school. I read it in 24 hours. Then, a day or so later, I moved on to Little Town on the Prairie, the next book in the series.

You guessed it, since then, I have read from there through the next two books (the last two in the series) as well.

I've been reading These Happy Golden Years to Cora, strangely enough she wanted to read that one next, skipping Plum Creek and everything that happens before the spring after the long winter... Oh well, I've just been explaining as we go what the heck everyone's talking about. Like when she asked me "Mom, Mary's BLIND??" and "She went to college??".

Ok, so for the sake of not talking to myself- what is your comfort read of choice?

4 comments:

April Lindfors said...

Oh, that makes me want to read those books. I read them all when I was a little girl. Those would be a great comfort read for me actually.

Something like Chronicles of Narnia also, the Secret Garden, maybe even some Choose Your Own Adventures.

uniheliodem said...

Well, among other things, I think I have read Walden about a dozen times.

amlizabeth said...

I'm so happy you're enjoying those books.
I read Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger. Also the Things They Carried and A Wrinkle in Time. Oh and Tolkien.

Leah said...

The Little House Book and the Harry Potter series!