Comfort Food … Only Not

As the new Accent Editor, I am in no way a crafter: I like Pinterest, but mostly to try recipes. However, that is not to say that I’m oblivious to the world of blogging or the arts. In fact, this particular column is about passion and knowledge of books.

My love of books is a serious problem, in fact. Currently, I am listening to a series on audio and reading a “bathtub book.” I have a book in the car, and another one on my nightstandnot to mention the teetering pile literally taking over the top of my dresser.

This is not a book review article, these are not the sage words of Savannah on what should or should not be read: this is simply “blogger” ideas about the month of January, books, and how they go hand in hand.  

January is a month of being a shut-in, at least here in Utah. People are shut in by the cold, shut in by snow most years, shut in with a new semester and so on. Thus, cabin fever ensues.   

It is not the time for new or boring material. It is the time to settle into the comfort food equivalent of a book or book series.  It is the art of escaping the shut-in feeling, taking a familiar adventure without really having to be invested in the process.  

Read a book that is just like that go-to meal that always hits the spot, one that no longer needs a recipe to follow.

One that comes to mind is the Harry Potter series.  Harry Potter is a  seven book series written by J.K. Rowling. These books offer you an adventure without having to leave your warm apartment. It appeals to both men and women and includes romance, action, and a comforting humor that appeals to any and all readers.  Thrilling, imaginative and easy read are just a few words that come to mind when thinking about this well-loved work.  

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Savannah Palmer

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