Thursday, September 13, 2007
Booking Through Thursday
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….)
Okay when I think of comfort read, I think of a book that I can escape from and forget about everything else. Just sitting in bed and be by myself for awhile. SO I couldn't just pick one.
I might turn to my favorite classic books, mostly my childhood favorite. Or I might read a book from Nicolas Sparks. Many of his books have inspirational. And the books might get me in touch with being closer to someone I loved who died recently. But than, I might want to laugh a little and would chose to read Janet Evanovich's Stephanie's Plum books. Those are a laugh a minute everytime. And there are yummy men to drool over. These books always make me cheerful and smiles.
But nothing compare to reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Everytime I read it, I felt like am a kid who is sitting down on the floor and listening to Diana telling me one of the greatest book in history. I can truly see myself escape from her books and not worry about anything else. It will swept me away into the history back to the places where Clare end up and fall in love with Jamie all over again. I'd be pulled into the adventures and the battle they faced. And felt like I was with them everywhere they go. The book is too much detailed and too many fact about the battle war, but once you get pass through all that - it is worth it when the scenes focus on Jamie and his love for Clare. Every scenes with them is heart warming, romantic and yet sad too. Their love for one another made me appreciate things around me and the people in my life. So yes, I can escape into Outlander :)
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