It’s autumn, the weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, it’s often rainy. In short, it’s the perfect time for comfort food, especially when your mind fits the weather: it’s in the dumps. Or at least mine is. Sure, there is this pesky thing called life issues having a say in the matter, but the fact remains: I need comfort.
Some will jump into comfort food, especially to keep warm. However, my way to comfort myself is with a book. You know, the kind of book that feels like comfortable slippers because you know and love it. Definitely a reread, and the Maker knows I have many of those I can count on!
Sometimes I will go for one of my favourite Jude Deveraux books (like Wishes or The Duchess or Sweet Liar or An Angel for Emily). Other times, I will go back to Michelle M. Pillow’s Warlocks MacGregor or Robyn Peterman’s Hot Damned (and my favourite Baby Demon) or Good to the Last Death. I could also pick a K.F. Breene, either Leveling Up or DDVN. Maybe Karen Robards’ Dr. Charlotte Stone.
Right now, however, I opted for Darynda Jones and Charley Davidson. It’s been a while since I picked one up to continue my reread of the series, and it was the perfect time to continue them. After all, my next ARC commitment is not for another week and a half, and the comfort I need is now.
So I picked the series up where I left it at the beginning of July, at Fifth Grave Past the Light. It’s been a while since I read it, but I remember the story. More importantly, I am simply happy to see Charley, Cookie, and Uncle Bob, to drool over Garrett and swoon over Reyes. And laugh.
The truth? It feels mighty good to read a comforting book. It drives the clouds away, and makes me forget whatever has been weighing on my mind, if only for a little while.
I needed that.
Anyone else has comfort books?