Rainy Day Views

Well, we’re having a nice spring shower today. The kind that makes you want to sleep in, and then curl up with a good book.

Speaking of which–we’ve all heard of “comfort food.” But do you have a favorite book, or kind of book you keep around for a good “comfort read?”

I rarely read the same book twice. I don’t know why. I watch the same movies over and over if I really like them (which would lead to another topic – – “comfort movies.” Maybe another day.) Maybe when I read, I like to completely lose myself in a new adventure. Usually a historical setting, the American West (Barbara Dawson Smith, Susan Wiggs, Linda Lael Miller, Maureen McKade or just about any Avon Historical author) especially, or a good Regency (again, almost any Avon Author. Heck, I want to BE an Avon author.) I’m even exploring some mainstream work; Jennifer Archer, Jenniefer Weiner, Jane Green, and Britta Coleman, to name a few.

There is nothing like a great book. The kind of book that sucks you in, makes me want to read it all in one sitting. Or one that makes me want to read at red lights. In line at the bank. As I’m burning supper. Till 3 or 4 in the morning – – when I have to be at work by 9.

One of my ideal things to do on a rainy day is to get a new book I’ve been looking forward to, a big glass of Diet Coke, and a box of Whoppers, and delve into a book with a sensible heroine, a strong, good man, and a good plot. It doesn’t have to be a complicated plot, just a good one. I don’t even mind if it’s been done before, just so it’s done with its own unique twist.

I just finished Maureen McKade’s TO FIND YOU AGAIN. Be still my heart! The hero in this book was almost perfect. He wasn’t a bossy know it all, he wasn’t so beta that he was a wimp. He was juuuuust right. And the heroine wasn’t a simpering, empty headed, rebellious for the sake of it female, either. And the plot is just as I described above- -good, but not over-complicated.

But, like I said, I finished it already.

Good thing I have another in my TBR pile.

2 Comments on “Rainy Day Views”

  1. I thought I was crazy, getting so caught up in a good book that I would forget to eat or read until the wee hours of the morning when I know I have to be up at the crack of dawn. I try my hardest not to, but there are a few books that have hooked me so good that I ended up reading them while stuck in traffic on my way to or from work. Well, if I am crazy at least I now know that I am not the only one. And I can certainly relate to the “comfort movies” as well. There is nothing like getting lost in the adventures on screen. Or, in a well enough written book, in the scenes that play out almost as vividly.

  2. chryscat says:

    It has to be exceptional for me to give it a second look, be it a movie or book.
    Thank goodness I made a trip to the library today. I’ve got at least five I can read this weekend! WOO!

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