Any good books?
I’m getting ready for this surgery thing next week, wherein I’ll lose several pounds of “previous-womb”, and be off work til after Labor Day. (Can you say AMEN?) The surgery itself I’m not even thinking about. What I AM thinking about is all the stuff I have to do (or feel I have to do) before the surgery…clean and straighten and stock the freezer and clean the garage and clean the basement and clean the yard…something about cleaning out my abdomen is also producing a spring-cleaning of just about everything else in my control. I managed to clear a small space in my bedroom last night, to get to the stacks of books that have been waiting for me to pick them up. I looked them over and, while I’m excited about reading them, they aren’t “fun” books. They’re analytical books, preachy books, books about atomic level composition, and social upheaval, and the makeup of societies. Thought-provoking, yes. But. Not the kind of thing that’ll keep me from reaching for the morphine.
Damn Barnes & Noble sent me an email today and this book caught my eye. Fack. More cerebral reading. But I’ll still buy the book.
I need your help.
What books would you recommend I pick up to while away the recovery hours? Something funny, or light, something that’ll keep my mind off all the physical crap, something that’ll keep me entertained but won’t tax my brain so much that I spend hours marveling at the complexity of the whorls of my thumbprint?