might be fighting a cold today

It’s not often that I have enough power of concentration to read a novel for more than a half an hour or so at a time. Even more typical- I get sleepy when reading. Today? I’ve been reading – in bed – for the majority of my awake day. It helps that it’s a good book, but still, this is an unmatched accomplishment for me. I’ve been fighting a bit of fever, head and body aches, and a mildly sour stomach for about 24 hours but thanks to an intense rest period, I think I’m on the mend already. Last night was a flip-flopping and floor-walking bout with illness-induced insomnia but I think I’ve made up for the lack of night time recuperation with today’s sleeping and reading. Now if Amazon doesn’t hurry up with the second and final book of this tale, I’m going to be so lost! At the rate I’m going today, I’ll easily finish this volume tonight!

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3 thoughts on “might be fighting a cold today”

  1. Firstly, sorry to hear you’re ill but good to hear you feel you are on the mend.

    Secondly, I find that if I start to read a really good book, then I will read it to the exclusion of all other activities. I’ve been known to polish of a book in a day. On the other hand, if it doesn’t grab, it can sit on the pile of unfinished books for months. I think I have a dozen books like that by my bed right now.

    So, what is it that got you hooked?

    – Neil.

  2. I’m feeling much better today, thanks! πŸ™‚

    I’m reading “Speaks the Nightbird” by Robert McCammon. It’s a two book tale and I’ve intentionally stopped at less than 100 pages to go so the details don’t start fading before the next one gets to me! I’ll read a few pages each day so it stays fresh…

    I’ve always been a good reader, but my attention span/focus usually do me in before I finish anything. For that reason I’m typically a better reference, short story, or magazine reader. I’m really trying though… and succeeding! πŸ˜€

  3. I will toddle off to Amazon and check that one out.

    And we discover that no two people with ADD are alike, which really shouldn’t come as any surprise.

    I’m really bad at skipping portions of text, regardless f what I’m reading, that’s the thing I really need to work at.

    – Neil.

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