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    Seize a Nettle by Ann Ritner and Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy by Jean Webster. And if I need comfort and belly laughs The Bagthorpe Saga by Helen Cresswell. I don't employ even one brain cell to read any of them, but I love them.
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    Books I continue to reread while sick or needy:
    Pride and Prejudice
    The Scarlet Pimpernel
    Beauty by Robin McKinley (I know..it's written for middle school..but I looove it)

    I also gravitate towards young adult sci-fi and cheap fairy tale retellings. Sci-fi retellings make me so happy!
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    Jane Eyre...
    Villette...
    The Book of Execution...

    Twining's Earl Grey tea...
    Chamomile tea...

    Pineapple lumps, which have to be imported from NZ...
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    I turn to stuff I've read multiple times--rarely will I pick up something new.

    The Hobbit
    Middlemarch
    The Beet Queen
    Alice Munro stories
    Sci-Fi always makes me feel comfortable, too. Asimov, Bova, Bear...
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    Wait, wait, wait - going back to the first post. You read Alas, Babylon when you're sick? That's not exactly my idea of a comfort read, LOL!

    When I'm sick I'm usually too miserable to read, which only succeeds in making me miserabler. But when I'm just depressed I go right to my dedicated Pratchett bookcase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aspiecat View Post
    Jane Eyre...
    Villette...
    The Book of Execution...

    Twining's Earl Grey tea...
    Chamomile tea...


    Pineapple lumps, which have to be imported from NZ...
    Oh yes, Jane Eyre is another favorite comfort read for me!
    And if I can manage to find Steampunk without zombies and vampires, I'm golden! There was a series I loved called Her Mysterious Devices (I think) that was wonderful lay in bed all day with tea material.
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    a couple come to mind. Love walked in by Marisa de Los Santos (and it's not a love story, but a story about love and family). Love in the time of cholera by Garcia Marquez (the book is so much better than the movie).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanaqui View Post
    Wait, wait, wait - going back to the first post. You read Alas, Babylon when you're sick? That's not exactly my idea of a comfort read, LOL!
    That was my thought, too. I'm all about a good post-apocalyptic book, but I wouldn't call it comfort reading!

    I'm another Madeleine L'Engle person. Also, Bridge to Terabithia if it's the "need a good cry" sort of comfort. The Harry Potter series. Ender's Game. I'm sure there's some grown-up book that would qualify as well, but I'm blanking on it right now.
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    Tolkien. Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are the top two, but any of his fiction makes me happy. I've read LoR and Hobbit each more than a dozen times. I was saddened, during the making of the LoR movies, to find out that "Tolkien scholar" was a real job that other people had carved out for themselves. Missed opportunities.

    Maia by Richard Adams is also a double digits read for me, though almost unknown to the rest of the universe apparently. Then anything by D.H. Lawrence always makes for a happy winter afternoon with a warm fire and a wee bit of single malt.
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    I don't have a specific book I read when I am sick or sad.
    Maybe I would be more likely to read a mystery book.
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