Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blessed Oblivion

What is it about a head cold, in any of its magnifications, that causes me to retreat into the relative oblivion of a book? I prefer a good book, a familiar book that I have visited before, and loved, and plan to visit again. There is something about being under the weather that allows me to experience a book in a particularity intense fashion. Last time it was Harry Potter... again. This time it is Pattern Recognition, definitely a step up the Literary Ladder, seeing as it ranks up there as perhaps my number one Favorite Book of all Time. Maybe it is simply that real life is so exhausting in this state, and unreal life can be properly appreciated.

Whatever it is, Pattern Recognition is where I will be until I snap out of it. There are pictures to be uploaded, and stories to tell of adventures in far off places with exotic people (Denver with friends) but they will just have to wait. This post took up all of my current energy supply.

5 comments:

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

I never would have pegged you for a cyberpunk fan. I might have to check it out of the library!

Diana Jo said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather but glad to hear you get to revisit a favorite book. Sucks that you got sick after your vacation. I just today posted a solitary picture on sister's week-end from clear last week-end. Off to drive to N. Carolina on Monday. Watch of pictures and commentary.
Hope you feel better soon.
Love Auntie Di

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Ugh - my number is up too. Tis the season, right? I'm not sure what we did to deserve it, either, but it must have been bad!!

MamaMonkey said...

De-lurking to say that Pattern Recognition is my personal "default" book, and my copy is worn to shreds! You've got great taste. And I hope you feel better!

He took a duck in the face...

katielizabeth said...

Thanks for "de-lurking" to share in the book love! I forget how good Gibson is until I pick up one of his books... again, and find myself wanting to read bits out loud to anyone standing near enough.

CPU's include skirt thing...