I've been working nonstop since Sunday when I got home from an unexpected trip to my sister's hometown. She was in a bad fender bender so I dropped everything and drove three hours to offer support while she was checked out by the local ER. Good news - she didn't have any internal injuries or broken bones and the accident was clearly caused by another driver. Bad news - her Toyota RAV4 wasn't so lucky; it was the most heavily damaged vehicle.
I brought her a book to pass the time in the ER but her nerves wouldn't let her focus. To be honest, I couldn't really read either. Sometimes a book can offer comfort and escape, but not if your brain won't focus.
Now that I have a busy schedule, I've been trying to squeeze in some time to read. However, I have trouble choosing what to read when I'm busy. I want a good escape, but not so great that I can't put the book down and get a good night's sleep. Sometimes nonfiction will fit the bill, but not at the moment.
I'm currently reading a mystery by Elaine Viets, Murder Unleashed, that's been lingering in my to-be-read pile. It's fluffy, but fun and I love the protagonist of this series. Helen has a past she's hiding from, some crazy neighbors and an interesting history of dead-end jobs and dead bodies. I've also been working on a couple of library books, but I'm worried I won't finish them before they expire. For me, that's the one disadvantage of library e-books - you can't renew if you're not done before your 3 weeks are up.
So, what kind of book do you pick up when you need to escape? Mystery? Romance? Humor? Sudoku puzzles?