Welcome to Bookish Blatherings, a Bad Bird Reads feature where I ramble about bookish or bloggerish things and hopefully you will join in on the discussion.
So, I thought I was doing better, but I just got worse on Christmas. I am pretty sure I have the stomach flu. What’s worse is that throwing up doesn’t even make me feel better. I am nauseous 24/7. It really is the worst feeling. On the bright side, I will be losing weight because I haven’t eaten anything except applesauce and toast for the past two days. Just so you know, the only things okay to eat when you have the stomach flu or an upset stomach is applesauce, bananas, rice, and white toast.
Okay, enough about my misery. I didn’t want to blog today but I hate leaving my blog stagnant for too long. So I thought I would do a short one. When I’m sick I like to read. Not always, like this weekend I couldn’t pick up a book and concentrate if my life depended on it. But more often than not I crave reading when sick. I want to get my mind off the sickness and dive deep into a story. But not just any story. I don’t like a lot of action or drama when I’m sick. My mind can’t handle it. I like plain, slow books. Those fluff reads are perfect for sick reading. I even read erotica sometimes because the plots tend to be simple and the characters noncomplex.
So this got me thinking, what does everyone else do when they are sick? Do you read when you’re sick? Does it depend on the sickness or are you a no reading while sick person? If you do read while sick, what genres do you like to read?
Do you read when you are sick? If so, what genres work best for you when sick?