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What's some of your favourite 'comfort' reads and why?

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Posted on Dec 22, 2011 10:14:14 AM PST
I like short stories and books that take me away and simply entertain when I want comfort, so here are my picks: (you will notice many of my picks are erotic or creepy, I really like those when I want to relax)
Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Illustrated)
Sexy Little Bites: Short Stories to Excite
One Quick Kiss: Sexy Short Stories
Erotic Liaisons
Collected Short Stories of Charles Dickens
A Collection of Bram Stoker's Short Stories: Dracula's Guest and 8 Others (Illustrated)

Posted on Dec 22, 2011 10:30:49 AM PST
MommaCat says:
Anything by Robert Heinlein or Stephen King. I, too, reread The Stand and It every 4 years or so. I love The Talisman and Eyes of the Dragon. I also love Laurell Hamilton (shut up!) - I've stuck with her and she's finally getting better. My absolute favorite by her though is The Killing Dance. The first time I read it, I turned from the last page to the first page and read it again.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2011 10:35:48 AM PST
Shay says:
Debora Geary- Her Hidden Witch series is awesome - Feel good laugh until you cry books. An awesome addictive auther! Her books are lendable as well! :)

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Posted on Aug 1, 2012 8:50:49 PM PDT
Notey says:
Clive Barker. I really love Weaveworld andColdheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 3:37:20 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 4, 2012 10:16:48 AM PDT
Rachael says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 10:19:01 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 4, 2012 1:57:08 PM PDT
Marion Stein says:
The first book that popped into my head when I saw this thread title is A Fine and Private Place which for some stupid reason does not appear to be available in Kindle. (There are used paperbacks as cheap as 74 cents! It's a great comfort read that won't insult anyone's intelligence, plus there's nary a curse word or off-color scene. ) If you are a Kindle owner type, might I suggest you tell the publisher you want it in Kindle?

Posted on Aug 5, 2012 4:56:45 PM PDT
hmmm...I may be joining the wrong discussion group, but right now at this time in my life, a good zombie book will calm my nerves every time. No joke.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 6:41:40 AM PDT
Alina says:
My comfort reads are ones that make me laugh while depicting feeling pathetic. Heartburn and The Adrian Mole Collection.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 6:54:24 AM PDT
I'll chip in with a Yay Trixie! I love that my comfort food books are so widely replicated, I'm a big fan of the LM Montgomery books, but I like Jane of Lantern Hill and the Story Girl series more than Anne these days. I just bought the audible James Herriot books and have been rationing them out, I forgot how much I loved his stories. One I haven't seen is the Noel Streatfeild "Shoes" series. (Mostly out of print, though...)

I'd pay exorbitant prices to get Little House on the Prairie on Kindle!

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 11:59:27 PM PDT
mickimause says:
All of James Herriot's books.
the Little House books
Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys (I sooo wanted to be Nancy!)
The Black Stallion books
Black Beauty
Clan of the Cave Bear & Valley of Horses (not fond of the later ones, they were too 'educational' (?) for me. too much description, not enough fiction)
and... Piers Anthony's Xanth novels (got my daughter hooked when she was about 10)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2013 12:34:18 AM PDT
would never make fun of because I love Quill and his Siamese duo

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 12:40:00 AM PDT
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A Girl of the Limberlost Umm...I'm not sure if it is o.k. to list this link, or whatever it is. Anyway, I got "A Girl of the Limberlost" and "Freckles" for free. These are childhood favorites, and books that I have loved for decades. I revisit these books regularly. The Anne of Green Gables series are also high on my list.

I love the simplicity of the stories. Yes, there is conflict, but it occurs during the days before we worried about a terrorist attack...even before "duck and cover".

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2013 4:30:37 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"I like to read Lillian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series, and I don't care who wants to make fun of me for that LOL"

I will occasionally go back and reread that series (with the exception of the last book in the series, I'll never read it again)...

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 1:15:11 PM PDT
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Bkworm Bren says:
Sue Grafton's alphabet mystery series. I have read (most of them) twice and I miss the main character (Kinsey Millhone) when I haven't read about her for a while!

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 2:40:49 PM PDT
Matthew Fish says:
Into the Wild...dont' ask me why, it's often depressing...but I pick it up every year. That and House of Leaves, also not very comforting, as it's horror. I guess I'm just odd.
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