Musing Mondays is hosted by Should Be Reading. This week’s question is:
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?
There are few things that suit me better on a cold day than curling up with a book, a hot drink, a blankie and one of the cats. The drink’s got to be milky. The blankie should be one I’ve made myself. And the cat – how can I choose between my boys? Although William’s the more likely candidate as Sam prefers to sleep in his own bed.
The book? Well, it’s probably going to be something with a traditional, homely feel to it. And it’s probably going to be something I already know well. Pride and Prejudice is a candidate but doesn’t have the homely feel I’m looking for. A Chalet School book would give me traditionalism (and alpine slopes) but, again, it’s not homely. No, I think it has to be something by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Speaking of which – isn’t it time I started re-reading the Little House books again?