Thursday, August 9, 2012

Reading for Comfort

I am one of those router-less twenty somethings. Those ones that pop up on the new's as cautionary tales. The unemployed, or in my case, underemployed. When looking for Big Girl jobs while staying positive and motivated becomes to much I turn to what I like to call comfort books. Comfort books are big for me because they can pull me out of a rut, brighten my mood and remind me of better, or at least more interesting times. My comfort books range from Tracy Chevaliers The Girl With the Pearl Earring, Pride and Prejudice and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which I wrote a similar entry about several months ago.
However, all three of these pale in comparison to Harry Potter. Sometimes when I'm overworked and just feeling down it just takes those first few words in Sorcerer's Stone to make me a 11 year old girl again. I love rushing through all seven novels feeling like I'm growing up with Harry again, and I love knowing that the next time I need a pick me up after a few hard months he'll be there, ages 11- 17, going through harder times than myself and always ready with a lesson.

 I think, for now, I've found a solution to a bookish dry spell and hopefully some new transpiration for the future, thanks to my number one comfort book. How about you? Do you have a favorite comfort book you go to when you're feeling down? Let me know in the comments!