Do you save books for a “rainy day”? Trish at Love, Laughter and A Touch of Insanity did a post about delaying pleasure reading that left me thinking. Some books I want to read because they’re just happy – so why do I wait to read them when I know they’re going to put me into my blissful reading state where nothing else matters?
Right now the two books I’ve started and stalled on are Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object – a memoir about sexism and Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Here Comes the Sun – a highly recommended novel but it’s about women living in poverty in Jamaica – not fluff. I NEED FLUFF. The news is poop, my kid is a petri dish and got sick and passed on to me, and sometimes I just need fluff. I want to finish both of these books but first I’m going to cleanse my mental palate with Nora Roberts. I’ve admitted I love Nora and I’m not ashamed. I’m still trying to figure out how I’ve let the start of her newest trilogy sit on my kindle for 7 months unread.
My next library book is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and I’m excited to read it. But I’m going to have to balance the justice system and the two books above with something like Sarong Party Girls – and maybe even more smutty romance. Any suggestions?
Is it just me? What do you read when the news is dark? How do you balance light and heavy reading? Do you save rainy day reading material?