What do you read when you're ill?

  1. Vince W

    Vince W Well-Known Member

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    I've had a bugger of a cold recently and am finally on the mend. I hope. I can't watch too much television at once and I don't have a telly in my bedroom so I try to read. I find that while I want to read, I can't focus on anything too heavy, so I started rereading some childhood favourites. I started with The Wind in the Willows, but that was too taxing when all you want to do is cough and sneeze. I switched to James and the Giant Peach, but even that made my brain ache after a while. I ended up with More About Paddington and I could manage a few pages at a time with that.

    Anybody else got some sickbed favourites?
     
    Feb 13, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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  2. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee Aliens vs Belfast.

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    The Time Travellers Wife and Captajn Corellis Mandolin. Also Vorkosigan.
     
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  3. Alex The G and T

    Alex The G and T Thar! That Blows.

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    Pratchett or Wodehouse.
    Keep it light.
     
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  4. Anthoney

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    Anything by Brandon Sanderson.
     
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  5. TheDustyZebra

    TheDustyZebra Inspired. Or possibly insane. Could go either way. Staff Member

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    Vorkosigans, Douglas Adams, things I’ve read a million times and don’t have to think about. Fuzzy fluffy stuff.
     
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  6. nixie

    nixie pixie druid Staff Member

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    Chronicles of Narnia, Feist's Magician
     
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  7. Randy M.

    Randy M. Well-Known Member

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    Currently, darned little. I've managed a couple of short stories after setting aside a novel I just couldn't get into. I don't think it's the novel's fault, I think it's mine and I'll try again next month.


    Ranny heM. (*sniffle*)
     
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  8. Harpo

    Harpo Laird Of Lewis

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    Old music magazines
     
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  9. Montero

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    I tend to go for YA favourites - like Dark Lord of Derkholme or Abhorsen.
    If feeling a little better than that, I go for other favourites like Lois McMaster Bujold (more often fantasy) or Pratchett. But those need you a bit more switched on.

    Also cartoon books - Footrot Flats for example.
     
    Feb 13, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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