There were a few comforts that were mentioned that are the same for me I love reading a physical book. Sometimes reading on a device can be convenient, but when I read physical books I can look back and see how much I’ve read or how much more I have to read. When I have finally finished that book I can close it and it gives it a sense of finality, especially if it’s the last book in a big series. One of the most exciting things for me is when a book arrives in the mail and I open the box and study every detail about the cover.
A lot of the books I read don’t exactly bring me comfort as much as they bring me heartache and high levels of stress. However, when a book is capable of making you feel those things, you know it’s good. Most, if not all of Cassandra Clare’s books in the shadow hunter world are the kind of books that make me experience that. A book that was also a lot of fun to read, but was terribly sad was They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. Sometimes the endings are so horrible and they make me very upset, but I also can’t imagine a better ending for it. That is oddly enough, one of my favorite things.
M favorite bookish activity is being able to sit in a comfy chair with a blanket and a heater (depending on how cold it is) and reading without anyone coming in to interrupt.