Inspired by Janet Reid’s post today, I was thinking about my "comfort reads" those books I curl up with when I'm sick, or feeling overwhelmed.
Sometimes I want to revisit old friends and enjoy the flavor of the characters more than the story. For this, I will pick up a Rex Stout or an Ellis Peters. Then there are times I have read, or tried to read, an awful book and I need to cleanse my mental palate with something familiar.
I like to reread LITTLE WOMEN around Christmas. I often dip into a Jane Austen in the spring.
There are also books I reread every year. One, my favorite book, is TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. I know the book hasn't changed, but I hope that I have and will get something new out of it.
What about you. Do you have a "comfort read" or a favorite reread for a certain time of the year? Or do you read once and pass it on? What do you do to forget a bad reading experience?