I find reading has always been a great comfort for me to get through the slums of a cold as you get to immerse yourself into another world and forget that you are not feeling so well. Though I would love to start with a book when I'm sick, I always find that when a cold hits really hard, my headache is way too much to start with a book. My personal preference is to start off with a nice light movie. When it comes to reading when I'm sick, I don't want to read something too complex and it's the same when it comes to watching movies. I feel like if I watched a mind twister of a movie, my brain might hurt a little more. For this week in particular, I watched the movie Before We Go (which was pretty good, I might add), but I've had previous times where I've watched movies like P.S. I Love You, Pride and Prejudice, any Nicholas Sparks movie and you can never go wrong with The Princess Bride or the Outlander series!
Once I feel a bit better and not so sleepy, I prepare myself a nice cup of a tea and I pick a good book. Now, I say I'd go for a good light read and it always depends on my mood when it comes to which genre. Thinking back, my reading choices tend to vary. For this week in particular, I read I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and couldn't stop until the very end. I can't go into much detail here since it's the book of the month but wow does the story ever radiate in color! It just made me feel so good and happy and it was definitely my comfort book this week. Another book I started yesterday was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I saw the movie trailer and just had to read this book before the movie comes out this summer. I will definitely write a review when I'm done reading it to commemorate its soon-to-be movie release! Other books that I recall reading when I was ill have varied from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin to The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. I also remember reading books like The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre and a few books by Nora Roberts.
Do you have similar comforts when the common cold comes knocking?
What kind of books do you like reading when you're sick in bed or what other comforts do you have to help through these icky times?
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