Books Make Bad Days Better

 Maybe reading was just a way to make her feel less alone, to keep her company. When you read something you are stopped, the moment is stayed, you can sometimes be there more fully than you can in your real life.” Helen Humphreys

If you read my last post, you’d know that life isn’t going so well at the moment.  Balancing the stresses of a new job is challenging–the learning curve is steeper than anticipated.  But, when the busy days and mornings finally give way to my one day off, I open a book and everything is suddenly right again.

Ella Enchanted is one of my all-time favorite reads.  It was the first book I ever devoured in one sitting.  I was eight.  When I open it now, it’s less like reading and more like remembering.  When I’m in the pages, the world outside stops and all that matters is the universe in my hands.

What books get you through the bad days?

2 thoughts on “Books Make Bad Days Better

  1. brittabottle October 30, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    “It’s less like reading and more like remembering.” I LOVE this, Amelia. I feel that way about Jane Eyre. Hope things are looking up now.

    • Amelia November 1, 2015 / 3:30 pm

      Ah yes, Jane Eyre is a wonderful book. 🙂

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