Along the lines of the pretty picture thread, would anyone care to recommend good reads that also get you in the mood to fight chaos, restore serenity, and generally get you out of no- or low-cleaning funks? My two favorites are Laurie Colwin's _Happy All the Time_ (which has possibly the tidiest character in Western Literature, although I should also note that she's independently wealthy and has no job) and many of Madeleine L'Engle's children's books (she's very good at portraying cozy safe spaces even when there's a certain amount of mess). I like to read things like this, in which home is a source of beauty and peace and happiness, when the drudgery part of housekeeping starts to eat at me. Does anyone else use this kind of literary therapy?
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6/7/06 at 10:53am