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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reading Like Mad

Well, that was yesterday. I was too sick to drive, too sick to teach, and I called in--sick. I'm allowed one paid sick day per semester.

I stayed in bed, and once the waves of nausea passed, I read and read. How peaceful, how restful it is to pass hours on a rainy sick day in bed! The rain pattered on the roof all day, keeping me company. It was so restorative that I turned out to be well enough today to go to school and teach. A wonderful teaching day, as it turned out to be.

Today I visited the library before classes and picked up an array of books to calm me this weekend.

I'm very happy to say that I have an early P.D. James mystery on tap: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, a Cordelia Gray mystery, published back in 1977.


Then I have another book I discovered that has me all curious from head to toe: Perfect Reader by Maggie Pouncey, published in 2010.

My only problem: I don't have an audiobook right now for my commute. I'll need to work on that one.

2 comments:

  1. So glad that you're feeling better now. Only being allowed one paid sick day each semester seems mean. I think I've seen a dramatization of the P.D. James book on TV.
    I think that The Guardian website has bookish podcasts which you might be able to listen to on your journey.

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  2. It was so nice for you to say that one paid sick day was mean. This was the first year they offered that, if you can imagine.

    Yes, I can order the BBC production of Death in Holy Orders from Netflix. I think I'll do that this summer. I think Ken will enjoy it.

    I do like the Guardian website very much! They are top notch in my book!

    We've had an inch of snow this afternoon, but I don't mind. The sun is so strong now, snow can't last but a half day.

    My best wishes to you, Katrina!

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