I’ve been under the weather these past few days. I’ve not been in the mood to even peek at my email until this evening, which is odd for me, especially considering reading my email in the mornings is like drinking a cup of coffee for most people – I simply cannot fully wake up and face the day until my email is read. That is, until I come down with a cold. Then, I shun reading from a screen and go for reading the old fashioned way.
So, for several hours a day, I’ve enjoyed being bundled up with a hot cup of tea and a good book. Well, actually two good books. Seems I’ve come under the spell of a certain high fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. The series was introduced to me by an old friend over a year ago.
Though, until a few weeks ago, however, I hadn’t even cracked open a page of the first book in the series, called A Game of Thrones. But, since I recently had some time on my hands (being sick with laryngitis and all), I decided to dive in. And, I’ve barely come up for air! I’m done with the first book and am already 3/4 into the second book in the series, which is called A Clash of Kings.
Anyway, the combo of hot herbal tea and really good book is the best cure for the common cold that I’ve ever found. It almost makes me forget the sore throat and constant sneezing… almost.