Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Flu

What I'm Reading: Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett

So, I've managed to pull my aching body over to the computer long enough to write a quick entry. I've had the stomach flu for the past 24 hours...and it is kicking my butt! I am generally blessed not to get sick when the kids do, but this one got me, and has left me pretty much incapacitated! But, it's another day, and I do feel a lot better than yesterday. Super Spouse once again donned his cape and played Soccer mom for me yesterday, while Squash and I lay prostrate on the floor, moaning in pain. Poor Squash had the back luck of getting sick at the same time as me, so neither of us could take care of the other. There was however the solace of misery loving company, so it wasn't to bad.

On the literary front, I am reading Pillars of the Earth, as a fore mentioned, and really, while it is spellbinding, I have to say I don't like it. It's quite vulgar, written by a man, so of course all the women are sexed up and throwing their selves at the men in the book, or they are getting raped left and right. I know, it's time period is in the 1100's but still, it's so coarse! But, have I closed it with disgust? No, I am 700 give or take pages into it, and determined to finish it. However, I have decided not to read the sequel, Worlds without End. And technically, I could say that reading the book made me sick, so sick that I puked, but that wouldn't be completely honest, since it was a flu bug that got me! So, it's not one that I would recommend.
Also, I read 16 Sandpiper Way in about 3 minutes. Entertaining but not much to chew on literary wise. There are 8 books in that series, and I don't know that I'll read any others there either.

Well, that's all I have time for right now. Sprite has decided to return to school, after having me come and get her claiming to be sick. I guess being home wasn't all she thought it would be.

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