Monday, March 22, 2010

Holidays are bad for you

It's true. Or maybe traipsing round New York in the rain for five days is bad for you. Whatever. I'm not well. Or as we used to say in my family 'I'm not a tall well.' Don't ask. Me being unwell is very boring for me, and very boring for you. The only person it's not boring for is possibly my mother (Mum, if you're reading this, I HAVE had some paracetamol and a hot orange).

My sickness has, however, meant some quality reading time. I read The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary E Pearson. It was a disturbing, thought-provoking read, and not at all what I was expecting. Genuinely creepy.

In the middle of the night, I also finished Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan. Now this was a revelation. I don't normally go for books with boy protagonists, and this one had TWO (both called Will Grayson, oddly enough). But there was something about this book that gripped me from start to finish. I really cared about these characters, and wanted good things to happen to them. Highly recommended. (And I must investigate more books by these two... anyone got any recommendations for me?)

I'm flagging now, so I'll just leave you with this gratuitous Taylor Kitsch pic. It's practically medicinal.


  1. Oh my friend, I hope you are better soon! I have recently got a copy of Adoration and am keen to read it. Also, I wholeheartedly agree with you, this pic of Taylor K is hugely medicinal and I had a headache brewing but seeing this, I'm 150% better now.

    I think I may have to include Taylor in a short story I'm writing.

  2. I have GOT to start watching that box set!

    J x

  3. Thanks Liz- I reckon you could write a short story just about those forearms...

    JNT- Yes, you DO. You're in for such a treat!

  4. Get well soon. Wonder if it was one of those 'bugs that live in aeroplane cabins' bugs. Loved the picture by the way.