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Let's Procrastinate With Books! Post Eight

For scripsi, from this list.



8. The book you read when you’re stuck in bed sick

I finally got into Terry Pratchett because I was stuck in bed! I had a headache that wouldn't go away, and every time I tried to read one of my books my brain just refused to comply. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of other options for keeping myself entertained while lying in bed. I reached for Hogfather, which had been sitting on my shelf for several years, because it was the "easiest" book within reach. Beautiful big print and single-sentence paragraphs! Actually the plot is a little confusing in some ways, but it felt easy to read. Like any sensible person, I fell in love with Death, the most adorable ANTHROPOMORPHIC PERSONIFICATION in literary history, and grabbed a bunch more Pratchett books to read. Now I like Sam Vimes and the witches even better than Death, if that's possible, and have lots of books around the house for the next time I'm feeling bad.

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scripsi
Oct. 5th, 2016 05:21 am (UTC)
I've read Pratchett in a rather random way, but I do like Death a lot. :)
evelyn_b
Oct. 5th, 2016 06:40 am (UTC)
Death is a total sweetheart!
lost_spook
Oct. 5th, 2016 08:14 am (UTC)
Aw, well, that was at least a happy outcome from an illness! Death and Vimes and the Witches are all very very good. :-)
evelyn_b
Oct. 6th, 2016 01:03 am (UTC)
They are all the best. Terry Pratchett is a friend to man. <3
davesmusictank
Oct. 5th, 2016 12:25 pm (UTC)
I think mine would be any novel over 600 pages or so.
evelyn_b
Oct. 6th, 2016 01:02 am (UTC)
I love a good giant novel, but it depends on what kind of sick I am. If it's headache or anything that addles my brain too much, I'll stick to the short novels with lots of jokes. But something long can be good for when I'm more globally miserable. I've read War and Peace in that kind of state. The Count of Monte Cristo might turn out to be good sickbed reading, too -- we'll see how it goes.
osprey_archer
Oct. 5th, 2016 12:28 pm (UTC)
It is kind of alarming how adorable DEATH is. He's kind of awkward and weirdly sweet and also a skeleton in a grim reaper outfit.
evelyn_b
Oct. 6th, 2016 12:59 am (UTC)
you can tell because of the BONES.

Death is the best. Every time I remember him I smile for an hour.
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 5th, 2016 09:02 pm (UTC)
I REALLLLLLYYY need to read Pratchett, lol!! (I know I've said this before)
evelyn_b
Oct. 6th, 2016 12:58 am (UTC)
You really should! Some of the funniest books I've read, and they sneak a killer emotional punch in every now and then. If you want to read about Death getting a new job for a change and maybe having adorable conversations with curious kids, Pratchett is your man.
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