15 January 2019
Me: “Do you want to see my stitches?”
Paul: “No, just like I really didn’t want to see the photos of your drain either.”
I took the waterproof dressing off my neck after my shower today and had a peak – it’s healing well and there is some very neat embroidery, I shouldn’t have much of a scar.
I’m feeling much brighter today although with some residual brain fog. I think it’s the after effects of a long anaesthetic although Paul would say I’ve always been a bit foggy. I took my Kindle into hospital with me but found it difficult to concentrate on reading. As I was browsing through our ‘family library’ I came across The World of Cycling According to G – a book by Geraint Thomas (ghost written before his big win of the Tour last year) and strangely enough it held my attention and I enjoyed reading about how the big pro riders all met as juniors, about their laddish antics and how much they shared their young lives together as they trained. It gives a fascinating insight to the world of competitive cycling.
Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that I’m a keen cyclist and I like to follow the Tour de France and other big tours. I’m ashamed to say that I only managed about four rides out in total last year but I’m determined to get back in the saddle again this spring and try and regain some level of fitness. As Geraint would say, “the more you do the better you get.”
What are you reading at the moment? Any suggestions for someone who currently has the attention span of a squirrel?
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Sorry this is Going to Hurt, Diary of a Junior Doctor, by Adam Kay, who was a doctor before he became a comedian, is hilarious. I know it may not seem very appropriate suggestion at the moment, but I can assure you it is hilarious and amazingly easy reading and you will want to keep turning the pages. Nothing gruesome, just well written and funny. I am always recommending it to people who I see browsing around it at the WH Smith Bookstall. I expect I am regarded as mad.It has been a bestseller for a while so is always there and replaced when it sells out. If you have read it you will know. I have also just finished Donna Leon's latest book of Brunetti in Venice. Another easy read that I wrote about recently. Cant remember the title off hand./ Hope that helps. I think those biographies like Geraint Thomas's give a lot of useful information about a subject as well as the person.ReplyDelete
Yes, I read the Adam Kay book back in the summer. I thought it was great. Going to look out for the Donna Leon book when I'm feeling less foggy.Delete
Donna Leon is a very easy read. Fog in Venice only!Delete
'Where I burried the nuts' by A. SquirrelReplyDelete
I am reading a heavy historical tome but have you tried "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman? I think you would love that and it is a very light, easy read.ReplyDelete
I've read it and I did love it!Delete
I'm reading "Winter" by Ali Smith at the moment but finding it a bit hard work! P.J Wodehouse is always good for a giggle as long as it doesn't hurt when you laugh.ReplyDelete
Thankfully it doesn't hurt to laugh.Delete
The 1978 Beano Annual; the best ever.ReplyDelete
Hmm, I think I'd prefer the Rupert Bear Annual.Delete
Our book club choice this month is Sebastian Barry's 'Days without end' = it is about the American Indian wars and then the Civil War between North and South. I was not thrilled at the thought of it but found it fascinating and a very good read.ReplyDelete
Glad you are getting better.
I'm on the third of the Robert Harris Cicero trilogy, "Dictator". Page-turning, fabulous reads but maybe not for you just yet. Nor, perhaps, my Xmas present, "The GCHQ Puzzle Book"! Have you read the "Mapp and Lucia" books by EF Benson? Very funny instructables on settling into a new village!ReplyDelete
The Mapp and Lucia books sound very apt for me!Delete
We read "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah for Book Club last month - very good! On a related theme, I have just finished "Educated" by Tara Westover, not an easy read but quite riveting.ReplyDelete
I like the sound of The Great Alone.Delete
Ellena Ferrante's 4 books about the childhood and 60 more years latter in Nappoli.ReplyDelete
Ellena Ferrante, the mystery lady.Delete
My book club just read Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I thought it was predictable and shallow, but another blogger read it recently and loved it. Sorry I haven't anything better to recommend, that was the first book I've read in months!ReplyDelete
Predictable and shallow doesn't really do it for me!Delete
Have you read The Climb, by Chris Froome. Having read about his struggle I have total respect for him. I enjoyed G's book as well, but I found the writing style more difficult to read. Get well soon!ReplyDelete
Thanks Gaynor. I think I would probably enjoy the Chris Froome book too.Delete
Hello, I'm new here, but just read that you would like names of authors that have been found interesting and readable. Try Sue Monk Kidd's 'The Invention of Wings'. I am on her third book (not in the order as written) and am impressed by her style. Her books were recommended by another blogging friend. Hope I haven't intruded!ReplyDelete
Hi Valerie, thanks for your suggestions. I shall check out this author.Delete