Monday, November 8, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/08

I have the immune system with super powers. Seriously. My kids get sick, my husband gets sick, and like the Energizer Bunny, my white blood cells just keep eating any intruders. I just don't get sick.

Until this weekend. A bad cold has been lingering around the house for about two weeks. Last Friday my husband even boasted to a colleague that I won't get it. I never get anything but irritable bowel syndrome. Hmmm. I fear I've shared too much.

Anyway, I forgot how lovely it is to be truly sick. No guilt when I call in sick to work because there is absolutely no doubt that I am too sick to go to work. And so I laid in bed all day and read, snoozed, and read some more.

Weirdly, a perfect day. I already planned on creamy chicken noodle soup for dinner. Of course, I'll have to cook it. Or I can have kids serve me. I think they can set the table. Maybe even follow written instructions.

Last week I read:

Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big DreamThe Distant Hours: A Novel Lipstick in AfghanistanSpin the PlateHatteras Girl

This week I am reading (and returning to bed to do so in just a minute.  Forget the kids. I'm sick):

NightingaleThe Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and WarScorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court JusticesRemarkable Creatures: A Novel Stronger: Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength

New giveaways this week will include:

How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and BeyondLipstick in Afghanistan

Contests ending this week:

The Love Goddess' Cooking SchoolDon't Blink

What are you reading?


CountessLaurie said...

I just finished the "Fever" series (1 thru 4) by Karen Marie Moning. I don't know what I will pick up next, but I got two good looking books today, so probably one of those.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oooo Nightingale!

You read CF?

You should totally join us for the Christian Fiction Book Club this month. For details click here :)