When Lee first asked me to guest blog I was really excited, however then I realized that I might have to talk about something a bit more exciting than what I ate for breakfast or how many chocolate bars I gave my kids just so I could get some writing done (please don't ask or the Bad Mother police will be paying me a visit).
Anyway, as anyone how knows me can attest, I'm not a thinker so the more I tried to figure out what to blog about, the more tempting it was to go down the me/breakfast, kids/chocolate bar route. In fact, it was starting to hurt my head so much that I turned the computer off and picked up the Georgette Heyer book I'm currently re-reading (Charity Girl for those who are interested).
And that's when I started thinking about comfort reading. I have a long list of favorite authors, but when it comes to the books that I read again and again, the list is a lot smaller: Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Jilly Cooper, Betty Neels and Essie Summers.
Now, if I was a thinker I would probably have a wonderful explanation of what it is about these authors that makes them so special, but unfortunately I'm not, and the best I can offer up is that there is just something about the worlds that they create that makes me want to keep visiting. So what I'd like to know is, what do other people think about comfort reads? Do you have them and what is it about the books or authors that makes you pick them up over and over again?