Fall is finally here! The mornings are a little nippier, the days less humid, and there’s a holiday buzz in the air. I love fall. I really do. It’s my favorite season, but it’s also the one that stresses me out the most. First it’s Halloween (which I adore) but before the costumes and the fake pumpkins get put on the clearance table, they’ve already got up the Christmas trees and lights. Somewhere in between all that is Thanksgiving. It’s enough to stress you out. If you’re like me, you’re already worried about getting your Christmas cards mailed out on time. Any other Type A’s out there?
Being an avid reader as well as a writer, naturally, I relax by doing what I love best, and that’s curling up with a good story (hence the title of this post). A few hours of blissful escape into a world that I know will provide me with a happily-ever-after ending is the best drug I know. I love reading new authors, and favorite authors with new releases, but I also love to reread my “keepers.” Those are the books that I don’t ever sell at garage sales and only lend out to my most trusted friends. Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few of those. Old favorites include some of the classics, like Pride and Prejudice and Little Women, mixed in some contemporary romance like Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie and almost any historical by Madeline Hunter (I love everything she writes.)
How about you? How do you destress over the holidays and what are your “keeper” romances?