Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Zip...and a book


Virtually nothing of interest is going on here. Sunday I got a flu shot (woo-hoo!) and then yesterday I do believe I had a mini-flu reaction--basically I was sick to my stomach, dizzy, and a little headachy. I'm better today, but my arm still hurts where the shot poked through, so I guess you could say I'm still in recovery.

I did spend yesterday reading though (why not take advantage after all) and must hype the book. It is The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson. Set in 1930's Scotland, with the premise that Napolean was victorious at the Battle of Waterloo, the story explores the coming-of-age of a clever, self-possessed school girl savvy enough to use all resources available to her to solve a plethora of tangled-up mysteries. There's brainwashing, a seance, a chase scene, eavesdropping, murder, and more. Fifty pages to the end, I'm very much enjoying it.

9 comments:

Packsaddle said...

"I do belive I had a mini-flu reaction--basically I was sick to my stomach, dizzy, and a little headachy."


I get that way when I look at my checking account balance.

Kelley said...

That sons wonderful. I hate that flu-ish reaction. Could be why I don't get the shot.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Well, at least if ya have to feel like poop, you have something good to read! Hope tomorrow's better.

Jason said...

Eh, I hate shots. The idea of a needle poking into me gives me the heebie jeebies. But I have to go every year. My mom drags me to the doctor because people with asthma are high risk for the flu. But still *shudder*

On the bright side, I'm glad you got to spend recovery reading a good book. Sounds really interesting.

Liza said...

I've never gotten the flu shot. I'm always afraid I'll get the flu from the shot.

Vicki said...

I hope you're feeling better. You've been given an award, check it out here

Eileen said...

ooooh I love a good book and this one looks fun.

Barrie said...

Ahhh....the flu shot. It's on my to-do list.

Melissa Walker said...

great, great cover! i did a reading with jenny d and just loved the idea behind her book. can't wait to read it.