Monday, October 24, 2011

My week of reading

I actually had a week of reading as I was off sick. In fact, I'm still off sick until Thursday and hope to get even more reading in. :-)

Being sick is no fun of course and it was even worse than usual because Shane had the stomach flu at the beginning of the week and Joe had the stomach flu at the end of the week. I'm sticking to the good old regular flu so far, thankfully.

What did I do? I watched a lot of crap TV, which is what you're supposed to do in these situations, right?

And I read. Reviews will come later on, but I'll already say that I admit defeat when it comes to A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I kept thinking of other things I needed to do while I was reading it and eventually I just switched books. I read Holes by Louis Sachar and One Day by David Nicholls instead. A much nicer experience.

Now I'm on Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I've been dying to read it since I saw the musical in London at the beginning of October. Have you read it? What did you think?

8 comments:

Nymeth said...

Aw, sorry to hear everyone has been sick!

I adored Wicked - I hope you do too!

Trish said...

Feel better!! I tend to watch a lot of TV when sick, too. Books are sometimes harder to read when head is foggy.

Loved Wicked. And the musical.

Larissa said...

I loved One Day, hope you liked it too!

Melody said...

I hope you're feeling better now!
Happy reading!

Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

HA! You also gave up on A Discovery of Witches! I though you'd love it. I'm really looking forward to discussing it with you :)

joanna said...

Nymeth - I'm loving it so far!

Trish - I'm obssessed with the musical, I'm dying to go back to London to see it again!

Larissa - all in all I liked it, you'll read about my issues soon. :-)

Melody - Thanks!

Alex - I know! I can't believe how I defended the book when we talked last!

Trish said...

I love the musical as well but when reading keep in mind there are differences!!

joanna said...

Trish - I'm already seeing that! I need to try and keep the musical version out of my head and enjoy this one without frustration. Especially since when I do that I realy love the detail that a musical could never give.