No it’s not me being ill this time, in fact I seem unusually well and full of the joys of spring. I have been a little bit quieter of late as that crazy thing called real life has got in the way. The Beard, normally a reading/blogging distraction of sorts in a lovely way, has sadly been rather poorly and had to have an operation and so I have gone from being someone who frequents hospitals rather a lot for myself and needs nursing to some who has become a visitor and nurse. Here is a picture from today when someone should have been sent home but alas had to stay in…
I have just come back from ‘visiting time’ with his Mum and Dad (who are lovely and love books, good stuff) and can you believe they weren’t allowed to keep the flowers by their bedside on the ward? I have had to find somewhere to house them at Beard HQ until his return, which needs to come quickly frankly.
Role reversal seems to have not just happened with nursing and hospital visiting but also with reading. The Beard is engrossed in books at the moment, I don’t seem to have read anything for about a week, and with The Readers Summer Book Club titles and new year of Green Carnation Prize submissions due to start arriving after the relaunch next Monday (both these projects have also kept me crazily busy in terms of admin, some exciting announcements coming though)
I should be cracking on! I have managed to catch up on comments here and visit some other blogs, though briefly. I feel like I am talking/reading about books rather a lot, yet not actually picking any up and reading them. Does anyone else get like this?
Fortunately I do have a rather large backlog of reviews and shall be scheduling them over the next few days, this blog is meant to be about books after all. In the interim though… what to try and read? Maybe it is time to dust off an old favourite and have a Miss Marple adventure with Agatha Christie?
What would you suggest, something delightful but not necessarily taxing and with a hint of excitement? Also book recommendations for poorly people in recovery would be nice too if you can think of both.