The first session today went... not so well. In fact, it was positively depressing. After a while I gave up and tried to read one of the books my editor sent me, but I just wasn't feeling the love. So I turned to one of my favorite comfort reads, Patricia McKillip's The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, and it felt like relaxing into a warm mental bath. Even my tortured inner line-editor shut up after the first few pages.
What are your favorite comfort reads?