Okay . . . picture this (really) worst-case scenario: It’s cold and raining, your boyfriend/girlfriend has just dumped you, you’ve just been fired, the pile of unpaid bills is sky-high, your beloved pet has recently died, and you think you’re coming down with a cold. All you want to do (other than hiding under the covers) is to curl up with a good book, something warm and comforting that will make you feel better.
What do you read?
(Any bets on how quickly somebody says the Bible or some other religious text? A good choice, to be sure, but to be honest, I was thinking more along the lines of fiction…. Unless I laid it on a little strong in the string of catastrophes? Maybe I should have just stuck to catching a cold on a rainy day….)
Good question, I had to think about this. If it's cold on a rainy day I would read Temple of the Winds
or Faith of the Fallen
which are both by Terry Goodkind. Both novels have very bleak moments but by the end they're both inspiring. I chose these two because I have a strong attachment to them. A third choice would be Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
but it's too long and involved so it's a last resort. I won't be reading if there really are pressing problems to deal with.