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….)
Well, yes, the Bible, if you want real help, comfort, relief, and perspective rather just escapism.
But yes, I do know what you mean about sometimes wanting to curl up with a throw blanket and something comfy to read. For me it would probably be just whatever work of fiction (usually the classics or Christian fiction) I’m in or whatever is next on my stack of books to read. But the books I would consider literary comfort food would be Jan Karon’s Mitford series, the Anne of Green Gables books, anything by Lori Wick or Janette Oke, Little Women or its sequels.