I spent good quality time with nasty cold germs last week. I haven’t been sick in so long that I forgot just how bad it is. My lucky streak has come to an end but now that I’m on the other side of it, things are looking better.
I’d like to say I got a ton of reading done but that’s not the case at all. I find it hard to focus when sick so I don’t read much even though I always think I will. I did manage to finish the last few pages in Anthony Huso’s Black Bottle which is the sequel to The Last Page. It’s going to take me a while to sort out my feelings about this book. It was good, had a satisfying ending, and some very interesting magic but I want to think about it more before I write about it.
I also picked up Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons which was great. It was light, entertaining, and had dragons. It was what I needed. When I picked up this book, I was already nearing the end of the cold and was ready for some reading. I needed something that wasn’t a reminder of normal life and dragons checked that box.
Today, I’m starting The Yard by Alex Grecian. Victorian London, Jack the Ripper, I think it’s a good follow up. I’ve already read the second book in this series (I always do these things out of order and I’m OK with it.) and it’ll be interesting to see how this first one goes down.
February is The Book of Apex Blog Tour! There will be guest posts, interview, and reviews by bloggers and authors. More info, and you know you want to know, is at the Little Red Reviewer. On Tuesday the 4th, I’m hosting author, Cecil Castellucci. On February 15th, I’ll be posting my review of The Book of Apex Volume Four.
7 thoughts on “Reading while sick”
blegh, I’m sick too, and also forgot how awful it is. can barely concentrate, but bored out of my mind. watching lots of TV, that’s for sure! Oh, and blogging about Book of Apex blog tour!
Ugh, feel better soon. I saw all the Book of Apex stuff. So excited to read all the posts!
I’ve been sick too, with very little reading. It’s definitely hard to concentrate when my head is hurting. Glad you are feeling better!
Thanks. Feel better soon too!
Reading while sick means re-read for me. I realized that it takes a lot of energy to get to know a new book or author, but a re-read? Ah, good quiet medication for the soul. I already know I like this book and author, I already know what’s going to happen, etc.
So The Black bottle wasn’t a bomb, eh? Ok, I’ll read that. And The Yard looked good to me at some point so I’ll pick that one up, too.
That’s so true! So, that’s now my plan for my next sick day.
Black Bottle wasn’t perfect but worth a read if you like the first. I did like The Yard a lot and need to get thoughts together.