Do you have a favorite food? Not just something that tastes good once in a while. I’m talking about your ‘go to’ snack when you feel sick, or crummy. Maybe you got fired, got a D on your mid-term or your boyfriend dumped you for your arch rival. That sort of comfort food is totally needed during those times.
Most people have favorites. I know I do. Then I got to thinking … I have books on my shelves that serve the same purpose. When I need a book to hit a certain spot no other can, I have comfort books. I read them over and over, maybe once every year or two. When I miss the characters so much, I just have to visit them again. You know, in case something changed while they were up there hanging out in my bookcase.
I have books that have left such a huge impression on my heart, I am compelled to get them down and read them again. Maybe I am the biggest cheeseball ever. I mean, it’s not like I don’t know where this tale is going, right? Still, I get a knot in my stomach when the hero and heroine first meet. Don’t you? My heart beats a little faster when they argue, I worry whether or not they’ll get together. And you all know that delicious fluttery feeling you get in your chest when they kiss? Awesomeness. Oh, fess up! Call me a sap all day long, but you know exactly what I’m talking about.
So anyway … I’d love to know what comforts you.
I’m a little blue today. When I am feeling melancholy , I actually like a stormy night, a fablulous book, and a soft blanket. I need a pick me up and the comfort books & food are calling.
Maybe I’ll grab some chocolate ice cream and eat it while I read. Hmmm.
What about you? Any suggestions for me? What makes you feel better when you’re down? Leave me a comment and let me know!