Sunshine and Roses

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The reverse of last week’s question:

Imagine that everything is going just swimmingly. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and all’s right with the world. You’re practically bouncing from health and have money in your pocket. The kids are playing and laughing, the puppy is chewing in the cutest possible manner on an officially-sanctioned chew toy, and in between moments of laughter for pure joy, you pick up a book to read . . .

What is it?

(Note: For the last two weeks, Akismet has blocked a lot of perfectly valid responses for no reason I can discern. If your comment doesn’t show up right away, just be patient–I’ll be checking the spam filter periodically throughout the day….)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


67 responses

  1. Hi everyone! Here’s mine. 🙂

    Happy BTT!

  2. Got to catch a train, so here’s mine (got to remember to give it a proper title!):

  3. Good question. What we read when times are good is just as telling as what we read to cheer ourselves up!

    Cereal box reader: Booking Through Thursday

  4. hmmm, the link didn’t post. Click on my name to go to my blog.

  5. Intersting question…and one that is rather hard to answer!! I’m up! Check it out at

  6. Assuming this comment woks, mine is here.

  7. Blocked again! Just go to the blog.

  8. Got mine up a little earlier this week. Please click on my name above to check it out!

  9. Wow! Lots of early risers around here 🙂 Here’s mine:

  10. Mine’s up! Thank you!

  11. Sorry, my response isn’t too imaginative this week, but it was nice to think about it! Find it here:

  12. Okay, mine’s up right here.

  13. Hello everyone! Mine’s posted here. Happy BTT!

  14. This took more thought than last week, but I think my answer is – I’d be able to read more and have more patience with heavier books and books that have been on my TBR for a long time and I didn’t feel like getting to it.

  15. Mine isn’t too teribly inspired (here) But at least it’s the truth.

  16. Anything by Jane Austen. My favorite is Mansfield Park.

  17. It took me a while to decide how to answer this. It’s at

  18. I can’t believe it’s Thursday already. Mine’s up.

  19. I can’t believe I missed last week! But I made it this time. ^_^

    Happy BTT!

  20. It’s a little late in the day, but here’s my response:

  21. You can read my response, AND learn what my spirit animal is, at:

    Riveting, I’m sure … 🙂

  22. I missed last weeks but I liked todays question. My answer is on my blog,

  23. I am up, and it’s still Thursday! I didn’t miss this week! Wheeee!

  24. After a busy day, my answer is finally up.

  25. Wow, there sure are a lot of readers and I wish I could read all the responses!

    When things are going well and everything is just rosy I’ll read what ever is next on my to-be-read list 🙂

  26. i had a hard time answering this one, but my post is up here.

  27. Only one day late this week!

    Probably either something new or whatever I am in the middle of. The something new could be just about anything, depending on mood and what I have on hand.

  28. I’m on vacation now (in Sydney), but nothing’s stopping me from answering this week’s BTT. So here goes

  29. I would pick up a nancy drew book. They are so much fun, easy to read and remind me of my childhood (which was quite happy). I might also read essays by David Sedaris. They are hilarious and you don’t have to read all of them.

  30. Hey Everyone. I was perusing WordPress and came across this blog. It seems really interesting and fun, so I gave this post a shot.

    Ok, here is my answer to the post and I hope I did it right.


  31. My word link didn’t work out, so here’s the link to my blog.

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