Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Salon: Reading (or not) when sick

It's the second week where I have to admit to not having read very much. Last week it was because I had suffered so with that book (I still haven't managed a review for it either) that I avoided reading at every turn. Wonder if that's how reluctant readers feel when faced with their English class' homework? This week it is because I have felt so darn sick and miserable (much whining already posted here so I'll refrain from too much more) that I just didn't even care to read. It is no fun to be so dreadfully incapacitated. And now that I am feeling the tiniest smidgeon of humanness eke back into my limbs (ignore the hacking cough and the background-variety headache), I am examining my book stash and deciding what to attack first. I have three books that still have bookmarks in them, two from months and months ago. Do I read them first? Do I dive back into the review book stash and knock some of those out? Or do I just read randomly as the spirit moves me, flitting from comfort read to comfort read as I try to get my reading mojo (and my generally disgustingly hearty health) back? I did allow myself the indulgence of reading Laughter on the Stairs by Beverley Nichols, the second in his Merry Hall trilogy while I was ill since I knew it would be a pleasing and gentle, easy read. Nothing lovelier for a feverish, distracted reader than escaping into Nichol's charming english country house and garden. At least it offered me pleasant reveries during what could otherwise have been virally inspired nightmares.


  1. Sounds like comfort reads would be a good idea. I hope you get well soon!

  2. When I'm in a slump, I always do the book flitting thing until one finally captures my attention. Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I'm sorry you aren't feeling well--hope you're back at 100% soon!

    If you want help with creating a favicon, let me know, I'd be happy to!

  4. When I'm in a rut I have to pick up what I *want* to pick up, not what I feel I should pick up. Nothing wrong with a great comfort read!


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