Monday Musings – October 4, 2010

Monday Musings is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading.

This weeks Musing asks: What’s your favorite “cozy” book — and, by that, I’m meaning “curl-up-on-a-cold-day comfort read“? Or, if you don’t have a particular book, what genre do you most feel like reading when the weather starts to turn colder?

To be quite honest, I don’t really break books down in this sort of fashion. I read the same stuff baking my buns on the beach as I do curled-up on the couch in the cold. For the most part I just pick up something off my TBR pile and read it. And let me note, for good measure, that I don’t have one of these out of control TBR piles that all of these September Book Ban people have. I usually have a controlled shelf of less than 25 books and I don’t allow myself to do anymore than two big book shopping trips without finishing the books I bought on the trip before last. In this way I avoid the chaos. Anyway, I digress. The only reading I do that could be considered comfort reading is after I have finished reading one or two really awful books (i.e. DNFs or Big Disappointments) After I finish one or two of those, often I will go to my shelf and purposefully choose a book that I know will not let me down. Usually this is something from a favorite author like Timothy Findley (do you hear angels signing?) or a genre that I know is safe, which for me is usually historical fiction or an LGBT read.


About Robbie

Hi there, my name is Robbie Burns (no,really, that’s my name…hold the haggis jokes please) and I would like to welcome you to the Pink Sheep Cafe. I started this blog as a means of discussing books and all things literary in light of my perpetual isolation. At the time I began writing, I was living in Split, Croatia. There wasn’t much here in the way of English book clubs and I couldn’t work, so I badly needed something to help me bide my time. My partner and I have since left Croatia and returned to Canada to live in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. When we first moved back here, my blog writing sort of fell by the wayside, but now I seem to be back on track. I try to read and review a little bit of everything here; I think everyone can find something to their liking here. I find myself tending more towards more literary reads these days, but I also enjoy a lot of YA and children’s fiction. One of my ongoing goals is to work my way through all of the Nobel Laureates. My two most favorite authors are Timothy Findley and Halldor Laxness.
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7 Responses to Monday Musings – October 4, 2010

  1. Lori says:

    I have several “cozy” books. Check out what I am Musing for Monday.

  2. Redhead says:

    I always get the urge to read George R R Martin when the weather turns cold. Maybe it’s the “Winter is Coming” thing? 😉

    btw, got linked to you through Curl up and Read, congrats!

  3. Ann says:

    I usually read what is on my TRB list also, but on a cold or rainy day, I sometimes stray to a favorite author, so I feel all warm and cozy inside.

  4. Sometimes I wish that I had more restraint when it comes to book buying, but I am doing better. I’m now tracking the books I buy (on a blog) and also the books I’m reading from my stacks.

    I like the idea of just picking up a book that appeals to me, no matter what the weather. But I do tend toward certain genres when it’s cold.

    Here’s my musing:

  5. Good for you for tackling your TBR pile! I have one of those humongous, out-of-control TBR piles that never seems to get smaller.

  6. it is great to have some authors we feel confident picking up as a ‘comfort’ read..well, at least until their newest book lets us down. Which sadly happens sometimes.
    I do wish that, like you, I had a more under control TBR pile…

  7. winstonsdad says:

    erm ,usually a thriller be a comfort read or a short evening novella something to be read in a night ,all the best stu

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