Booking Through Thursday-Fluff

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?

6 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday-Fluff

  • August 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Sorry to hear you have been having a rough year. I can relate two years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Talk about a whirlwind of an expereince. Glad you can turn to books for an outlet!

    Here is my BTT answer.

    I hope that things let up for you soon!

  • August 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I am a sucker for happily ever after also. I lean toward light romance also when I am tired or in a reading slump.

  • August 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I’m sorry to hear about that! i hope everything works out and things turn away from the stressful nature. Happy Endings are always the best in times of stress!

    Here’s My BTT Post – TRISH

  • August 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been going through such a tough time. If you want something light, fluffy, and best of all-HILARIOUS-I recommend reading the Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Renisson. The first one is Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging. Theses books are amazing and have never failed to lift my spirits in times of stress.

    I hope you feel better =)

  • August 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    “…lighter, fluffier fare.” Too funny. I haven’t read a Harlequin Romance in forever! I go in streaks with everything.

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