Favorite relaxing books?
I love to read, and I'd really like to have a nice, relaxing book to look forward to this friday. Any recommendations? Feel free to just discuss your own personal favorites for light reading.
Fiction preferred, but I'm sure there are some great nonfiction works as well!
- 09 November 2011 - 06:08 PM
The last time I did that it took me half a year to get through the two physical books that contained the work. That thing's probably the most boring book ever written in Finnish - and I loved it.
- 09 November 2011 - 06:14 PM
Uhhhhh hmm. I don't often read things that are under 400 pages so that's tough. Of course I read those in like 4 hours so it's light reading to me.
(Wizard's First Rule is awesome)
- 09 November 2011 - 06:27 PM
Suppose it's not very relaxing, though.
- 09 November 2011 - 06:43 PM
Now, by "light" I'm not saying "no dark themes or complex plots at all"...
For instance, I found the Harry Potter series a very nice "television series on paper" kind of read because it was so character-driven and the plot moved at a consistent pace.
I guess its kind of hard to gauge what makes a book relaxing
P.S. Ouch, Suitcase. I don't envy you.
- 09 November 2011 - 06:53 PM
- 09 November 2011 - 07:52 PM
Seriously though, I don't find many books "light reading", I consider them too thought intensive, but then I also read classics more than anything. If I want something a bit more fun and shorter I like more teen books and younger, including, for an actual recommendation, Howl's Moving Castle (the book is SOOOO much better than the movie, although the movie was pretty great). If I really want "light" reading I usually prefer graphic novels...like the new BCB BOOK!!!!!!!
Sorry I'll stop now...
- 10 November 2011 - 12:45 PM
If only I had time for leisurely reading.
- 11 November 2011 - 12:06 AM
Very relaxing, and pretty enjoyable.
- 11 November 2011 - 12:19 AM
well, you can... but it's not as much fun
- 11 November 2011 - 02:10 AM
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- 07 June 2012 - 08:51 PM
Urm...relaxing books. I surprisingly enjoy books about finding love and coming of age. Whenever I want a nice relaxing day or two I pop open Little Women and read it for another time. I love that book, and it's the first book that made me tear up a little.
- 07 June 2012 - 09:10 PM
Daisy in "Little Men" is somewhat like Daisy of BCB, while Nan is like a Lucy who was accepted by the boys.
- 07 June 2012 - 09:24 PM
Also, if you just feel like being disgusted with people, I'd give Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis a try. I want to read American Psycho by him, but I have been advised against that due to its content.
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