Posted by Angela | Posted in Authors, [30 Books in 30 Days] | Posted on 23-05-2011
(Kim here) I do not like being sad and when I am , I tend to watch movies. Tear-jerker movies. Books that allow me to wallow in sadness are Jodi Picoult books. I enjoy them, they have big issues and I find it helps me get into perspective.
(Peg here) Actually, I find when I’m sad that I prefer to write rather than read. The first couple of chapters of my secret keep-it-in-the-bottom-drawer fantasy novel have had some work since my father passed a short time ago. The total distraction of creating, rather than consuming as I do when reading, has proven over the years to be quite therapeutic and very constructive. So even though this novel may actually be so awful as to never be worthy of publication, it will still have served its purpose.
(Angela here) My relationship with books is one of the ways that I realize I’m sad. When I’m feeling low, I can’t settle on something to read. I pick something up and put it down and move down the shelf and do it again and again and again. Sometimes I’ll get into one of my comic strip collections – Adam or Betty or Rose is Rose or For Better or for Worse – but even then I don’t settle in to read the book cover to cover.
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