Booking Through Thursday 9-20: “Sunshine and Roses”

The reverse of last week’s question: Imagine that everything is going just swimmingly. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and all’s right with the world. You’re practically bouncing from health and have money in your pocket. The kids are playing and laughing, the puppy is chewing in the cutest possible manner on an officially-sanctioned chew toy, and in between moments of laughter for pure joy, you pick up a book to read . . .

What is it?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!)

Oddly enough, one of my options would probably be to go for one of the same “comfort food” choices in this situation – good old light, fluffy “chick lit.” It wouldn’t require a lot of my attention, so I could focus more on all the other great things going on.

However, having all my ducks in a row would also provide a good opportunity to dig into something a little meatier, like a well-reviewed, “serious” novel or even nonfiction – most likely a memoir or history. It would probably depend on how much time I expected to have to devote to it in between playing with the kids and the dog, and doing some recreational shopping.

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  • That sounds like a good answer to me!! This was a tough question. And I really don’t know why!

    Happy Thursday!

  • i thought this one was hard to answer – a lot harder than last week’s!

  • It was tough answering this!

  • I agree that this week’s question was tougher, but here’s my theory about why: When things are going badly, reading is a means of comfort – and escape. When life is good, we may want to be more engaged with it, and (gasp!) participate more instead of read. What do you think?