2. Sushi, but the pickled ginger is what I'm really after
3. Vanilla Custard
4. Chocolate Ice Cream
5. White Rice with Soy Sauce
None of these are probably a good idea, but I did end up caving and eating White Rice and Soy Sauce for breakfast and, oh, did that taste delicious!
But enough about my aggravating viruses. Because with all that sickness comes a lovely stack of books:
1. Great Quantities of Little Women
2. A bit of Don Quixote
3. Do Butlers Burgle Banks by P.G. Wodehouse
4. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
|This book was the very best medicine.|
While the rest of the books were all very enjoyable, can we just focus a moment on that last title? Do you know what that is?? It's the latest Flavia de Luce! Squee! This is the book that kept me alive through these last couple of days. Those of you who have been reading for a while will remember that I dearly adore Flavia de Luce. In general, I don't love mysteries. They can be formulaic, gory, boring, unbelievable (what on earth is wrong with your supposedly charming small town that there's a crime every 2 weeks?), and/or drone-y. But Flavia is the exception. Everything about these books exudes charm and brilliant writing with just enough thrills to keep the books exciting.
I'm not going to give a full review today because I doubt I'd be coherent, but let me just say that it was everything I expected it to be and more.
And that is where I have been, plus what I read. Tell me, dear readers, how were your Easters?