Okay . . . picture this (really) worst-case scenario: It’s cold and raining, your boyfriend/girlfriend has just dumped you, you’ve just been fired, the pile of unpaid bills is sky-high, your beloved pet has recently died, and you think you’re coming down with a cold. All you want to do (other than hiding under the covers) is to curl up with a good book, something warm and comforting that will make you feel better.
What do you read?
(Any bets on how quickly somebody says the Bible or some other religious text? A good choice, to be sure, but to be honest, I was thinking more along the lines of fiction…. Unless I laid it on a little strong in the string of catastrophes? Maybe I should have just stuck to catching a cold on a rainy day….)
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Hmm...That's tough one because there have been times when I was really down that I couldn't bring myself to read at all. I usually clean like a crazy woman when I get bad news. But if I just need a comfort read, a little pick me up, I'll go for old favorites like Jane Eyre (Yeah, I'm beating that one to death), Pride and Prejudice or Anne of Green Gables. They're feel good tales to me. There is some strife and sadness, for sure, but it all works out in the end. I don't want to read a depressing story where all the main characters die in some awful way. I don't think I'd ever leave the couch!
A romance is another good choice. The happy ending is practically guaranteed!