My life seems to be revolving around changes lately. My kids are growing older. My stepson and his wife are expecting their second baby. My husband is changing jobs and we’ve considered possibly moving to another state. And my writing career is going in a new direction, one I am excited about (though, as most changes are, it’s a bit scary as well). Up until now, I’ve focused on writing historical romances, but in a few short months, my first full length contemporary romance will be released by Entangled’s Lovestruck imprint.
There’s a lot going on. But one thing that never changes is my all-abiding love for books. I’ve recently starting rereading the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. I’ve read it multiple times, but I had to go to jury duty the other day and needed a book, and snagged the first in the series and just like that I got sucked right back in 🙂 It’s like an old friend. On a particularly stressful day, it’s relaxing to tuck myself up on the couch and disappear into someone else’s world for a little while. New books are, of course, amazing. But there is something about rereading a well-loved, favorite book that is so comforting.
My main go-tos when I need a little book lovin’ are the Outlander series, Victoria Holt’s books, the Wild Swan trilogy, Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, the Twilight series, Harry Potter – lol all books, now that I’m looking at them, that are very far removed from “normal” life. Historicals, paranormals, and urban fantasies. Hmm, well, I guess if I’m looking for an escape, books that aren’t set in my own world will get the job done 😉
Do you have a comfortable book love that you turn to when life gets crazy? What are your go-tos when you need a break?