Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Comfort reading...

Hi! I'm still alive - I've had a few emails and Facebook queries...

I'm completely snowed under with work - combination of the salaried job and the freelance stuff. Plus, until this week, I've also been chief cook and bottle washer because DB's been doing some work for a mate and has been doing crazy hours.

Reading-wise, I've been working my way through Antonia Forest's Marlow books - and it's the longest time - EVER - that it's taken me to read the complete series...which is testament to just how busy it's been.

I found this wonderful pic on Facebook:
This is what comfort reading is all about - those books we come back to again and again - and phooey to those of you out there who say they don't re-read...! For me, comfort reading is almost always children's literature - my vintage collection. Very occasionally, it might be someone like Georgette Heyer, Joanna Trollope or Rumer Godden (kids and/or her books for grown ups).

Who do you go to for your comfort reading?


  1. My comfort reads lately are the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. The children's novels are just wonderful. Also, I've started collecting the Moomin cartoons as well. I find them quite charming.

    1. Hi Peter, I don't know those - more to add to the TBR pile once I get a chance to track them down. That might have to wait a bit til I get past this very busy period.
      I only have three left of this current series to go, so hopefully I'll be able to get my head around something new by the time I'm done with them!