Monday, 19 January 2009

Musing Monday (Jan 19)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading while sick…

As I said in my last post, I've spent the week with the flu, which has led me to wonder:


How does your being sick (or injured) affect your reading? Do you read more? Less? Do you pick out a different book than you had already planned? Do you have a "comfort book" that makes you feel better?


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.




One of the things I remember the most about sick as a kid (I never really got sick, but managed to catch every cold that went around) was curling up in my mum's bed and watching The Sound of Music - my all-time favourite movie. It always made me feel better. I was thinking about this today, and it suprised me to realise that I don't have/do a book equivalent.

When I'm sick I pretty much just lie around and read - as long as I don't have to actually move, then I'm good. My reading is usually punctuated by a lot of dozing so while I read almost all day, it's in little 10 minute spurts.

Most of the time I'll read whatever I'm currently reading until it's done. This time it was Middlesex, and I managed to read over half of it in a day and a bit. After that I try to pick up something easier on my poor brain that's been shook around from all my coughing. I read the first seven books of Daisy Meadow's Rainbow Magic series - the huge font was heaven :)

38 comments:

antipodeanowl said...

Hi Rebecca!

I liked your question so much I decided to stop just reading all those Monday musing responses and actually have a go myself!heres the link to my post.
http://antipodeanowl.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/monday-musing/

mattviews said...

My answer is up. I haven't been sick a lot, so knock on wood.

elizabethwillse said...

Feel better!

Mine's up here.

http://elizabethwillse.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/musing-monday-119-reading-while-sick/

debbiesworld said...

Here is mine: http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/monday-musings-january-19/.

D Dubs said...

I've currently got bronchitis so I felt like I could answer this week's meme with some recent experience!

http://www.ddubsreads.com/DDubsReads/Blog/Entries/2009/1/18_Musing_Monday%3A_Being_Sick.html

Jo said...

I don't get ill often but my answer is HERE

BooksPlease said...

I'm not often ill thank goodness. My answer is here.

Beth F said...

Mine answer is here.

Thanks for hosting!

marineko said...

http://marineko.blogspot.com/2009/01/musing-mondays-reading-when-sickinjured.html

Bluestocking said...

Here's mine.

Musing Monday

Valorie said...

Mine is up http://morbid-romantic.net/2009/01/19/musing-mondays-sick-reading

Laura said...

I don't often take sick days, but my response it up: http://stateofdenmark2.wordpress.com

Scobberlotcher said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. I love the idea of reading while I am sick, but usually my mind is too distracted to do it. :)

Karen H.

*claire* said...

Hi Rebecca, I hope you're well now.. I have the flu right now, too.. my post is here:
http://kissacloud.blogspot.com/2009/01/flavour-in-mail-and-reading-while-sick.html

MizB said...

Awww, feel better soon, Rebecca!

Here's my post:
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/musing-mondays-jan19/

Bobbi said...

Hope your finally feeling better!! Great prompt, as usual! Here's my link: My Muse and Me

Marie said...

Here's mine!
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/01/musing-mondays_19.html

Hope you feel better soon!

Steph said...

I was sick also this past week. You can view my posting here :
http://steph3891.blogspot.com/2009/01/musing-mondays_19.html

wendy said...

I'm just recovering from a sprained ankle so good timing for this question. See my answer here

Ladytink_534 said...

Huge font is always pleasant when sick! Feel better soon!

Here's mine

gautami tripathy said...

Here is mine:

Musings!

Kara said...

Great question...

Here is mine.

writemeg said...

I just got over the flu myself! It's been a while since I was that sick.

Did I do any reading? Well, my answer is up! :)

Shon said...

Here's my post for this week.
Feel better soon!

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/01/musing-mondays_19.html

Kim said...

Hope you are feeling better!
Mine is up!
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/01/sick-reading.html

The Holistic Knitter said...

Hope you're feeling better
My first MM here:
http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/musing-mondays-19109.html

Tim said...

Here's mine.

carolsnotebook said...

I can't wait 'til winter is over. Cold don't drag me down as much in the summer.
Mine’s here.

Dar said...

Mine is up now:

http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2009/01/musing-mondays-jan-19.html

Karen Montgomery said...

Here is my post: http://mybeetlebugs.blogspot.com/. I am sorry it is isn't much but that is all I have to say on this topic.

SueFitz said...

what a great question - I will have to look at the Monday Musings more often - thanks.

http://booksbooksthemagicalfruit.blogspot.com/

purplg8r said...

Here's my answer

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/musing-monday-january-19-2009.html

Susan said...

I hope you are feeling better!

http://susanlovesbooks.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth said...

For me, I think it depends on the kind of sick I am. Sweaty and feverish, I can't remember what I've read, so I don't bother anymore. I've been hospitalized a lot with complications from different cancer treatments and I find I can only read the first day or 2 that I'm in the hospital. Then I just can't seem to concentrate on books. If I'm there long enough, I even stop reading magazines. But if I just feel kind of lousy or when I'm recovering, I can read just fine. When I had back problems 10 years ago I read a ton more than usual.

jocelyn said...

My answer is up at http://teenbookreview.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/musing-mondays-01192009/.

Erika Lynn said...

My first ever Musing Monday answer is up.
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/01/musing-mondays.html

miaomiao said...

i'm late but here's mine. http://begitubegini.blogspot.com/2009/01/mm090119-reading-when-sick.html

D Dubs said...

Thanks for your comment and I hope you get better too!