Friday, July 10, 2009

In Serious Need Of Comfort Books

We are going to the library tomorrow. I need a game plan. All the books I have out right now are far too ambitious for my shell-shocked brain. (I can't even read Gaiman's Fragile Things, that's how bad it is)

I can't even come up with a list for myself, that's how pitiful I am!

So I poked around on Ye Olde Internets and came up with a starting point. This is the sort of things I'm in the mood for. Here's my list (to start)

* Louisa May Alcott (some of her other books, not Little Women, which I just reread last year)
* Laura Wilder books (On the Banks of Plum Creek, or maybe The Long Winter...)
* The Secret Garden
* maybe something like Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes
* A Prayer for Owen Meany
* a big stack of Roald Dahl
* lighter classics (Oscar Wilde, perhaps?)

I'm also thinking of going to the YA section and pulling down some old favorites.

Anything I should add to the list? Please tell me your favorite comfort books!

In other news, after a chiropractic appointment, car-shop appointment, and physical therapy appointment, I can say that none of the damage is too severe (to either me or the car) but work must be done on both bodies. Car needs a new bumper and maybe some body straightening. I need some body straightening and could probably use a new bumper myself, now that you mention it...

My PT also recommended that after all my treatments, I find a Pilates class. He said I'm amazingly flexible (thank you!) but need strengthening for my back (aw, shoot). So, I'm going to look for something hopefully in my neighborhood.

Tiger Lily is sleeping a lot (so is everybody else) and being very cute (so is everybody else). I'm going to the pet food store tomorrow to get enticing favorites. Now, if only I knew what those enticing favorites were... (picky kitties...)

Feeling better today. My back feels less like it's on fire and more like someone poured warm syrup all over it. This is a good thing, contrary to how that sounds...


Stefanie said...

Glad you are feeling a little better! Consider adding Enchanted April as a comfort book. If that sunny story doesn't lift your spirits, I don't know what will!

Shea said...

Feeling better is better. Even if only a little bit. Take good care of yourself. xo, me

Daphne said...

Stefanie: if I hadn't just read it in April, I would! I might get the movie, however.

Shea: better is definitely better. :) xo

Nymeth said...

A few books that made me happy: The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar (so funny, and so sweet! It has some sad moments, but it's happier than it is sad), Tigerheart by Peter David ( a sort of modern take on Peter Pan), The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, and Flora Segunda by Ysabeau Wilce (these last three are YA).

Lahni said...

Have you read anything by Alexander McCall Smith? Easy, light reading, very comfort-like. My favourite is the 44 Scotland Street series. So fun.

Stefanie said...

Oh doh! I completely forgot that you had read it!

Daphne said...

Ana: oh goodie, more recommendations! I am going to have to make a big list.

Lahni: I have read his #1 Ladies Det. series... I'll check out the 44 Scotland series too!

Stefanie: so many books... hard to keep track of them all! But yes, that one is wonderful and I would TOTALLY read it next time I'm down.