Read a book whenever you’re down has been my mantra for as long as I can remember. And I think I’ve been down for all of this year–due to many personal and health reasons that I don’t really talk about all that much in public.
For some reason though, books haven’t done it for me this year. I’ve been reading, don’t get me wrong, but more and more, the overwhelming desire has been to get away from the written word for a day or two. In one way or the other, that’s been impossible.
Deadlines have done me in, and with THE BLUE MONSOON due out in 4 months, I’ve had to work on some promotional efforts. So when I’m not writing or reading for work, I’m doing that for book promo. (If you enjoy reading crime novels, toss me an add on Goodreads for the new book, pretty please–I’m at 392, and wish to hit 400 this week sigh.)
My soul longs to go away to a place that lulls with the song of a dancing brook, whispering leaves, and a chorus of cicadas that can silence thoughts and let you just be, breathing in the blue of the sky, the sap of green.
That’s not really possible at the moment, so here I am, asking you for book recommendations that feel like taking a vacation. No trauma, not a lot of real dark tension, perhaps some lovely language I can absorb. Books on audio would be an added blessing, because I intend to go back to my long walks.
So, what books have you been reading? Can you suggest books for me that feel like a warm hug? Can you spare a virtual hug, maybe? I’ll take them all in the comments.
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