Friday, October 16, 2009

Old Favorites



It's been one of those weeks where I would really like to curl up in bed with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate, and let everything else go for a while. So far, I haven't found the time to do so--but maybe this weekend. I'm hopeful.

Times like these call for keeper books. Those books that are like old friends, familiar and comforting. For me, I'll probably pull out Linda Howard's Son of the Morning. It's truly one of my all-time favorites. Or maybe I'll grab Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. It's been years since I've read it and it's time for a revisiting.

Do you have a keeper shelf? And which books do you turn to for comfort?

~heather

8 comments:

Melissa said...

I'd have to say my comfort reads are Miss Marples and the Little House series.

Dru said...

I have a keeper shelf and I'll pull out any of my "In Death" by J.D. Robb books when I'm feeling low. Or Drop Dead Gorgeous or To Die For by Linda Howard.

These books put back the smile that was missing.

Heather Webber said...

Melissa, I've actually never read the Little House books. Loved the TV series though. My daughter has a couple of the books, passed on from her aunt, so I may have to borrow one or two...

Dru, those In Death books are incredible. I'm amazed (and envious) of her descriptive abilities!

Melissa said...

Well I have to say as much as I enjoy the LH books I love the tv series even more. That's comfort tv. Positively obsessed with it lately. Bought the entire series on dvd in a beautiful covered wagon box set, read Melissa Gilbert's autobiography and Michael Landon's daughter's memoir on him...

jbstanley said...

I've got a pile of books given to me by friends. It's my "you gotta read this!" pile. Next up is a book called The Tenth Gift. I know nothing about it, but the friend who lent it to me has excellent taste, so I hope I have some time this weekend too! Let's salute each other with our mugs of hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows, right?)

Heather Webber said...

We were on a Little House TV kick there for a while, too. The Hallmark channel plays reruns a couple times of day. I'm a little jealous you have the boxed set!

JB, I'm all for the marshmallows! And let us know how The Tenth Gift is. The title is intriguing.

signlady217 said...

I love the Little House books! I've read them many times over the years, and continue to recommend them. Also, Louisa May Alcott, Gene Stratton-Porter, and Grace Livingston Hill. Awesome!

Kiy said...

Wait, you've never read the LH books? Gal! Seriously, as much as I loved Michael Landon as Pa, the show didn't (and doesn't) compare to the books (but then, I think that way about anything made from a book). Start at the beginning and get lost in how wonderful they are. I have to admit to rereading them every year or so. Talk about comfort!

BTW, wouldn't it be cool to see all the Cozy gal's fav's list? I would love to see what all of you read when you get reading time (pure pleasure reading time). A list on the side bar for each of you would rock! (But hey, no pressure.)

Cheers, Kiy

P.S. My comfort: The 'In Death' books are favs but I wouldn't go straight to comfort ... well, except for Roarke (yum). I love Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove and Blossom Street series. Also, do you read Sue Henry? Love love love her! I am seriously addicted to her Jessie and Alex series but her Maxie and Stretch series is becoming a big fav (yes, I love series books - I get so attached to the characters!).