While much of the East Coast of Australia was pounded with storms and rain over the last weekend, it seemed a perfect time to snuggle up with a favouite book! This morning we came across this neat little post over on Tentacles and Chocolate ( great blog name BTW!) all about the blogger’s comfort books- those books she keeps turning back to, often resulting in ragged, shaggy tomes. She cites Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series as her favourite comfort books and includes a pic of her well-thumbed copies to prove it! She’s also got a soft spot for Sara Douglass’s Wayfarer Redemption which gives us a little happy.
Are comfort books necessarily ones you read as a child or teenager; something with an element of nostalgia, or do you think a new book could become a comfort book? What is it about them that draws you back to them? Tell us about your comfort books!