Owing to a walking-cum-geology trip yesterday, Sunday Summary has become Monday Musings.
Owing to sunshine and life speeding up things have been hectic.
Convinced that Saturday was 12th March I dragged us off to a geology day we were helping with at the local museum - only to find that it was next week *blushes*
It's been like that recently. Perhaps I need a holiday.
Owing to life being as it is, my carefully prepared writing timetable has gone out the window recently. As always, if time is short I find it easier to drop into learning mode. So even though Mystery in Morocco has gone on the backburner, I've turned my attention to How to Write a Series.
When circumstances throw me into the fast lane of life, things can get stressful. Under these conditions, some people comfort eat. My appetite fades away, so I 'comfort read' instead.
Comfort reading books have to have the following qualities:
They are easy to read
Nothing very terrible happens in them
High feel-good factor
Preferably a happy ever after end
Often have an element of gentle humour
Some of my comfort reads are:
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Linnets and Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Hills is Lonely by Lillian Beckwith (or anything by her)
The Brother Cadfael books by Ellis Peters
I was wondering if anyone else 'comfort read'? And if so, what helps you to unwind/escape/tune off from hectic modern life?