#longandShortReview #wednesdaybloggingchallenge 8.21.19

Now here’s an unusual topic. I don’t think I’ve ever given consideration to this before. What do I read when I’m not feeling well.

If I use a little literary ( hahah PUN!) license, I can say that feeling well doesn’t necessarily have to mean sick, like I have the flu or a bad stomach cramps from overeating Milano cookies. In fact, the reason I ate the Milanos – because I was feeling depressed and sad – could be construed as feeling unwell.

I know…sometimes I surprise myself as well. ( hee hee)


When I’m feeling down, dejected, sad, or depressed, sometimes I don’t reach for the Milanos, I re-read a book instead. I really do, I just never realized it could be  blog topic before!

In no order – either the depth of my “illness” or the love of the book, I re-read and have re-read these books several times during my lifetime.

  1. NEW YORK TO DALLAS, JDRobb. I’ve mentioned this book so much on this blog that people are probably sick ( hahaha PUN) of it by now, but the book is not only a great futuristic procedural, it also has he best last 3 pages of any book I’ve ever read. Check out this blog post for what I mean: NYTD
  2. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, Lauren Layne. I’ve read this four times since I discovered Lauren Layne. Whenever I’m feeling down in the dumps I reread it – even just a few chapters – because the story is so witty, urbane, and upbeat.
  3. LITTLE WOMAN, Louisa May Alcott. growing up an only child of divorced parents I was lonely for siblings, sisters most of all. I must have read this book 15-20 times from the ages of 10-20. To this day it makes me feel joyous about family!

There are a few more, but I think I’ll leave it at these top three for now. Let’s see what the other authors in this challenge use as book-medicine. L&SR.

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16 responses to “#longandShortReview #wednesdaybloggingchallenge 8.21.19

  1. “Gone with the Wind” is my feel-good book to read when I’m under the weather – at least the first half. Interesting blog! Hope you’ll stop by mine today if you missed it yesterday at https://www.facebook.com/TenaStetlerAuthor/posts/2428166220735806!


  2. Echo Ishii

    Little Women is a good choice. Isn’t there a new TV version coming out soon?

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  3. lydiaschoch

    Little Women is a great answer to this week’s prompt. There is something so soothing about that book. I reread it a lot growing up as well.

    My post.

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  4. There are a couple of versions of Little Women in movie form. I think there is going to be a new one soon (again). Lol. I love collecting copies of Little Women. The older the better. Nice choices. 🙂

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  5. Sandra Dailey

    I don’t usually reread books, but I’ve read Little Women, reread it to my daughters, then reread it again to my granddaughters. It’s one of those kinds of books.

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  6. barbarabettis1

    Lovely post. I don’t’ have just one go-to book. Although now that I think of it, there’s one novella I do enjoy rereading on occasion. It’s The Vagabond Knight by Margaret Moore.

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  7. Michael Mock

    I’m with you: I go back to the comfortable and familiar.
    My particular choices are here.

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  8. I’ve actually not read any of these, believe it or not! Glad you can find comfort in an old favorite!

    My post.

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  9. Little Women is a good choice. I’m looking forward to the new show. Aren’t you?
    Here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/what-books-i-read-when-im-not-feeling-well-lsr-wednesdayblogchallenge-8-21-19/

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  10. Patrick Prescott

    Little Women seems to be very popular. I’ve seen one movie with my wife and that was enough for me.

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