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Elsa’s comfort reading picks

Published: 
Monday, June 23, 2014

My collection of books is rather like my wardrobe—without any particular order, rhyme or reason. I just gather what I like and do not feel any compulsion to explain, justify or recommend. Some keepers are old, some new, some make me laugh, others make me want to shave my head and weep.

 

I don’t usually do this, but since we are friends, and the long school vacation is upon us, and some of you will need to remind yourself there is intelligent life on the planet, here is Elsa’s Comfort Reading List. These are the picks for the rainy afternoons, for the days you take a “mental health” day from work, for when the out-of-schoolers are getting on your nerves, for when the boss takes a vacation cruise and you are left to your own devices, for when you can’t find the bottle of Kalms, for any reason, for every day.