Curiosity Experiment: Comfort Books

Before we begin, a confession: This is the first time I’ve posted  a Weekly Curiosity Experiment. I created this email list back in October, just as I was about to launch an e-book and a program… and got a little distracted. Anyway: I’m here, and so are you, and I’m so excited about getting this going.

So, hi! Welcome. And thanks for taking part in this with me. 

Here’s your weekly curiosity experiment:

I have a few go-to “comfort books” that I pull out whenever I get sick. At the top of my list are comic books like Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and Alan Moore’s Top 10, along with a handful of novels: Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series. On reflection, it’s curious to me that these are all serial-form reads (and all, I’m a little embarrassed to say, written by white dudes).

Of course, there are also books I’ve re-read to glean further insight into them, and others I re-read to remind myself of the important lessons contained within.

What books do you re-read?
What do you notice about them?
What does it feel like when you re-read them?

If you’re inclined to share your responses (there’s no pressure to do that, by the way) you can do that on my Facebook page or via Twitter (I’m @laurenbacon)..