Atchoo! It’s been sneeze-central here at Maison RWT as I came down with my first bad cold of the year. Unfortunately, my normal method of “dose up on everything that might be helpful and proceed as normal” was stymied by the fact that pretty much every cold med I would normally take is not permitted during pregnancy. So I had to tough it out the traditional way. Which was less fun. I spent yesterday sleeping and watching BBC shows on iPlayer until 2pm, then made it as far as the sofa for a lot of episodes of Friends, then back to bed. It was an exciting day.
Today I feel MUCH better and have got as far as tea, the study, and actual thought again.
Quick recap of reviews that went up this week:
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, an introspective, very personal account of grief
How It All Began by Penelope Lively, a study of inter-connected lives thrown into turmoil by a mugging.
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff, the experience of being a 20-something working in the literary industry in New York.
Coming up this week:
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (which has moved house with me at least twice)
and anything else I get around to reviewing today!