Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Best Weapons In The World

My biggest fear about this combination of illnesses?  The fact that the brain fog limits my reading/comprehension abilities.  Books on tape are excellent, but if you can't remember anything you've taken in...there is a problem.

Books have changed my life in a monumental way.  They open you up to new ideas, worlds, challenges, and possibilities.  They are a way to escape when your damaged body will take no more.  Books will inform you about your illness and ways of coping with it.  Actually, they will teach you about damn near everything.  They can be your friend when no one else is around.

I can still manage to read and write short portions, but in terms of longer accessibility...my mind just isn't there.  Currently, I'm slowly working my way through The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Rowblewski.

With all the craziness going on in the world right now...don't forget about the books :).

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What books are you lovely people enjoying these days?



Baffled said...

Fool Moon: A Dresden File Novel
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (again)

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Slavery By Another Name

How to Look at Outsider Art

Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend

Georgina said...

I would be lost without books! I'm hoping to venture out tomorrow evening to a meeting to help save our local library (big cuts are happening in the UK. It's scandalous).

I'm reading 'Portrait Of A Lady' by Henry James. I wish that I had read it years ago. It's a long read but surprisingly accessible.

I'm about to start 'This Is Your Brain On Music' by Daniel Levitin. It looks pretty technical so I need to be less foggy.

I'm also flicking through 'Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights' which is the cookery book that went with Sophie Dahl's BBC series (Roald Dahl's grandaughter!) Lovely recipes that I can't cook but can daydream over. It's a pretty book :-)

dominique said...

A post after my own heart! I could not live a day with out books. And audio books are such an amazing blessing!

I just finished reading David Baldacci's, Last Man Standing. Awesome story.

I am now going to start reading a Jane Austen book for something a little different.

I have also been reading the NT on CD. Wow. Does that bring the Bible alive in a way I never imagined!

gradstudentwithlupus said...

well you know my view on this one!!

I'm loving my way though "water for elephants" by sara gruen right now. "major pettigrew's last stand" by helen simonson is next up. then i think "the magicians by lev grossman.

FibroDAZE said...

In the midst of two books. I'm an avid reader. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and my book club's reading Women who run with the wolves