Friday, June 15, 2007

Have I fallen off the face of the Earth?

Nope, but I do have one hell of a sinus infection, which has led (in the last day or so) to the discovery of a drug allergy as well.

Joy.

We'll return with our regularly scheduled blogging on Monday if not before. Until then what are your favorite rereads or the books that you pull out when you're sick because you need to get lost in the comfort of a familiar book?

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

Jane Eyre, because Jane herself is so downtrodden in the beginning, and then there is the misery of Lowood charity school. When you're sick and want misery for company, Jane's got it in spades.

The Stealth Geek said...

Anything by Charles Dickens (except Bleak House) or Les Miserables. I friggin' LOVE that book.

Liz Fielding said...

Sympathies on the sinus thing. Been there, suffered accordingly.

My fav "comfort" re-read is This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. And Georgette Heyer's Venetia.

ORION said...

My secret comfort books are anything by Georgette Heyer...I know I know but she is SOOOO addictive.

Saam said...

Georgette Heyer's "These Old Shades" or "Tam Lin" by Pamela Dean.
Or "The Ancient Future" by Traci Harding. With a kick-ass heroine, how can you not help but feel better?

Shanna Swendson said...

I like re-reading childhood favorites when I'm sick, like The Wind in the Willows, any of Joan Aiken's books (mostly from the series that started with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase), the Chronicles of Narnia, the Lloyd Alexander books, etc. Or there are childhood favorites that didn't come along until I was an adult, like the Harry Potter books. Kids' books are great when you're sick because they're usually good for escapism without having to ponder the meaning of life.

I keep meaning to find copies of the Cherry Ames mysteries I read as a kid when I was sick because I'm sure that would be fun nostalgia and a reminder of when I had Mom to fuss over me.

OtterB said...

Heyer, Fredericka. Krentz, Trust Me. Old favorite YA and children's books are good, as someone else already said. Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's Liaden books.