I have been under the weather for the past two days. I have the usual symptoms of a nasty flu: coughing, sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat and general grumpiness. The husband has been wonderful in taking care of me and my bad mood, supplying me medicine, food and healing liquids.
I didn’t do much the past two days besides moving from bed to sofa, but I managed to finish a great book that I recommend highly. That book is High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. I saw the movie years ago but the book is something else: witty, funny, entertaining, musical and very well-written. It helped perk me up for sure. If I ever decide to write a novel of some sort then the writing style that I would like to adopt would be something like Hornby’s. It is very close to the heart.
I have already started another book, again upon Amal’s recommendation, prompting me to give her the official title of "Book Adviser." The novel is called Traveling with Djinns by Jamal Mahjoub. So far I’ve read only the first chapter so there’s nothing much to report.
In the interim I also managed to watch the movie Grease for the very first time — yeah, you heard me right. I thought it was very cheesy but fun. It worked perfectly as entertainment for someone with a strong flu. I have been away from the blogosphere for two days now and have lots of reading to do. Hopefully by the end of the day I will be able to catch up with the wonderful bloggers out there. Ta ta for now.