This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
You’ve just had a long, hard, exhausting day, and all you want to do is curl up with something light, fun, easy, fluffy, distracting, and entertaining.
What book do you pick up?
Sadly, this is my life right now. Lots of stress! Everywhere! Stress at work, scary, life-changing medical issues for the one person who is the pillar of my existence; this has not been a good year for us. It left me frightened. It made me feel helpless. It made me realize how precious and fragile life really is. My reading habits reflect this, and I have started reading lighter, fluffier fare. I have turned back to an old stand-by for stress reduction – Harlequin romances and lighter contemporary reads. Right now I need happy endings, and I need books where all of the protagonist’s troubles are resolved in easily consumable chunks of about 200 pages. Humorous reads are especially sought after right now. If a book makes me laugh, it gets extra brownie points.
What about you? What’s your comfort food for reading?