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?
When I'm feeling down, I like something light and easy-to-read. I might choose a mystery novel - one that's fast-moving with lots of dialogue, such as James Patterson's Alex Cross series, or I might choose a light-hearted novel, like something by Janet Evanovich or Sophie Kinsella. I also might find a young adult novel appealing. In fact, I have a case of the blues this week, and I just finished reading Uglies. I'm not likely to re-read something I've read in the past - but if I'm lucky, something warm and comforting has made its way home from the "new releases" shelf at the library.
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