I read for all sorts of reasons. For fun, to learn about a particular topic, for language, for the story, for information, for research etc.
Most of the time, no matter what that reason is, I still enjoy the process.
But there are times, when I just want to read a comfort book. One of those times was journey back from Ecuador. It took just about 30 hours of total travel time to get from Banos to Bristol. I was knackered. There were, as usual, airline frustrations along the way. The plane was so old and crappy that it didn’t even have individual entertainment system. So all I wanted was a little comforting distraction.
The most accessible form at the time was reading. So I started reading my favourite comfort series again. J. D. Robb’s “In Death” series. The crimes are interesting, but I must admit, it is the chemistry of characters – the intense relationship between Eve and Roarke, and their relationships with their friends that attracts me to to these books again and again. I care about these characters, I enjoy their company, and so they make a comfort read.
What about you?
What are your comfort reads? And why? Please share your views in the comments below.