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Comfort books! We all have them.

What books do you turn to when you're having the world's most terrible day and the universe seems to be knocking you down and then kicking you in the teeth? What makes a comfort read for you?

My list's over here. Thank you to birdgirl_1107 for the idea!


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Nov. 21st, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
The Harry Potter books are always the ultimate comfort for me. And sometimes a sugary Sarah Dessen novel. Or any teen lit novel that's written well.
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Nov. 22nd, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
I usually go for a childhood favorite like L.M. Montgomery or Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Nov. 22nd, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Either The Hobbit, most of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books (especially the Watch and Witches storylines) or Tamora Pierce's Tortall books (especially Protector of the Small).
Nov. 22nd, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
I posted my list here: http://akikotree.livejournal.com/45617.html

Following what seems to be a pattern, it contains both "The Hobbit" and Tamora Pierce :)
Nov. 22nd, 2012 04:10 am (UTC)
Carol Christ's book on her trip to Crete.
It's about women finding the Goddess.
It"s about finding one's self, connecting with others, seeing beauty.
It reminds me of who I am, where I've been and what I want to be.
Nov. 22nd, 2012 10:10 am (UTC)
I Capture The Castle or any of the Harry Potter books.
Nov. 22nd, 2012 11:27 am (UTC)
Mercedes Lackey's Arrows of the Queen series
Nov. 22nd, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Harry Potter. Almost anything Diana Wynne Jones that I can find in the house. Occasionally, Megan Whalen Turner. And L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, because it reminds me of guileless childhood.
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