My kids have been down with a tummy bug this last week, which has been draining for everyone. I’ve had very little energy left for anything but the bare necessities. However, I was still reading, because it’s a way to escape the scent of vomit and the gross reality of the state of my household (conjure up images of washing piled up in the laundry, dishes piled up at the sink, and a floor that hasn’t been vacuumed in 5 days).
I don’t want to read just anything, though. I want comfort reads. I want something easy on the mind, something light weight. Something I can pick up and put down quickly.
This time around I’m finding that Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series is just the thing – good for a few laughs, doesn’t require huge amounts of brain activity, but interesting enough to keep me coming back for more. My brain really can’t handle anything more taxing than this right now, and it has highlighted for me that there really is a book for every occasion.
We don’t always want to read heavy, intellectual books. We don’t always want to read light-weight ones, either.
What books (or authors) do you turn to when you’re not feeling so great, when you need a little comfort reading? I’d love to hear what your fix is.