I'm participating in Road Trip Wednesday today by YAHighway!
The prompt: What's your go-to read for brightening up a gray day?
This question is difficult for several reasons, not the least of which is that I enjoy gray days. I find them soothing. I like sweaters and blankets and fireplaces. The crackle of burning logs and the pitter-patter of raindrops are two of my favorite sounds. And have you heard the Stormy Day Singer-Songwriters station on Pandora?
Summary: I'm not bummed at all that we've got a (superstitiously) predicted 6 more weeks of winter. In fact I hope that holds up way down here in Texas!
When we're talking about bright, re-readable books though, I'm sure anyone who knows me even in passing can sense my love for Harry Potter. That series is by far the most-read of my bookcase collection. It's got a great balance of cheer-y with serious, comic-relief with suspense.
But, if I'm being honest, I don't look for a brightening book for a gray day. I tip-toe into the world of any story within arm's reach. Lately it's been Orson Scott Card's Seventh Son or Boundaries (non-fiction, but whatever).