Feb 27, 2011

Taking a Week off

Bug Kitteh

My plans for today included participating in Claire and Verity’s Persephone Reading Weekend with a review of The Making of a Marchioness, which I finished yesterday and about which I have a lot to say. Sadly, this plan was thwarted when I woke up unable to swallow and with a 39º fever. (Yes, again. I have no idea what’s up with me this year. I’d blame the English weather, but it was actually pretty warm this past week).

I feel that if I were to try and review the book anyway, my post would amount to something along the lines of “Book…good…you…should…read”. Frances Hodgson Burnett deserves a little better than that, so though I did join Persephone Reading Weekend by reading my post will have to be a belated one.

I’m going to devote the rest of today to staying in bed and consuming a whole lot of lemon and ginger tea, while hoping that this brain fog will eventually lift and I’ll be able to edit down an essay that is due on Wednesday. I really hope I’ll feel better tomorrow, both because I don’t want to have to miss school and because I have tickets to see A Doll’s House in the evening. A Doll’s House is the March choice for the Year of Feminist Classics, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I would absolutely hate to miss it, so please keep your fingers crossed for me.

I’m taking the whole week off blogging because in between being ill, having essays to finish, and preparing for my upcoming trip to Ireland next weekend, it seems like the wisest course of action. I’ll see you sometime on the second week of March. To those of you taking part in World Book Night next Saturday, have a wonderful time! I might have been one of you if not for my inability to remember dates.

World Book Night

…and now back to bed before my head explodes.

48 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon Ana! And I'm still jealous of your Ibsen play. :)

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  2. I hope you feel better soon. I have been close to having a cold for weeks now, but I am still optimistic that it will pass me by. If I lived closer I would send over a fruit & tea & books basket as that would surely help a little.

    Good luck this week with school and feel better soon!

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  3. Aw, feel better soon ((((Ana)))). Don't you worry your stuffy little head about not posting during Persephone Reading Week and concentrate on feeling better and recuperating during your week off.

    Enjoy the theatre (fingers crossed!) and Ireland (whereabouts?!)

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  4. Oh no, Ana! I hope you feel better by tomorrow. Hopefully it's just a 24-hour bug. Take care of yourself.

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  5. Oh no! You sound so poorly. I hope you feel better soon. You go ahead and blame the English weather, I always do! It can be so changeable. May I suggest a bottle of First Defence from the chemist, which is excellent at stopping colds developing. Next time you begin to feel a little poorly, use it before the cold sets in. I swear by it.
    I look forward to your review when you feel better.

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  6. Have a good rest, Ana. Feel better soon and here's wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  7. Sorry to know that you are not well, Ana. Hope you get well soon and are back to your normal energetic self soon. Please take care of yourself.

    Hope you enjoy 'The Doll's House' and your trip to Ireland! Looking forward to seeing some pictures :)

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  8. Sorry to see you're under the weather. Take care of yourself!

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear that you're ill. My fingers are crossed for you to be well enough to go out tomorrow. Take care and enjoy Ireland!

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  10. Hope you're feeling better soon!!

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  11. My mother just got over what sounds like the same sickness. Welcome to this particular latitude. :) I hope you feel better soon!

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  12. Hope you feel better and have a great time in Ireland. Be amazed by the railings and doors (if you take any kind of sightseeing tour in Dublin they will talk about the doors and railings).

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  13. I hope you feel better soon! That sounds awful. I'll cross my fingers for you!

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  14. I hope you feel better soon and can do all the fun things you planned! Even though you can't blame the weather, I bet you can blame some foreign germs - I got sick a lot more when I first moved to England than before or since.

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  15. Get better soon! Hopefully lots of rest and sleep should do the trick.

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  16. Loved your mini-review. Now: Bed - you go -- rest -- get better!!!

    I look forward to reading your review on Marchioness when you are better.

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  17. Feel all better soon! I hope you have plenty of comfort reads to sustain you!

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  18. Wishing you many get well thoughts!

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  19. Argh, some of those bugs just hang on and keep coming back! Get some rest, if you can, and feel better.

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  20. Feel better soon! I just got over my own sickness recently and it totally messed up my ability to do any blog reading this week.

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  21. Bugs, bugs, go away!!!
    Hope you feel better soon, Ana!

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  22. You feel better soon! Your week off will give me a chance to catch up on what you've been up to. :)

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  23. I'm so sorry you are sick! Sending you some good health vibes so you feel better soon and won't have to miss school or your play. Oh that would be a shame. Feel better and get as much rest as you can. Chicken soup is also good you know :)

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  24. Aw, I hope you feel a million times better tomorrow!

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  25. Ack! Being sick sucks! We have had various maladies blow through our house all winter long. HOpe you feel better soon!

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  26. Oh, poor you! (I'm trying really hard to restrain maternal instincts, asking about symptoms and fluid intake!) Take good care of yourself..I'm looking forward to your thoughts about Emily Fox-Seton.

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  27. Ana, I hope you are feeling better soon and that you are able to shake off that bug really quickly. Please rest and take it easy, my friend!

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  28. oh my.. please feel better quickly!! and take some wonderful photos while in Ireland!!

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  29. Enjoy the break by resting up and healing! Can't wait to hear about Ireland.

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  30. Sorry you're not feeling well! Being sick stinks. Especially when you're stuck in bed but your head hurts too much to read! Get lots of rest and recover soon.

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  31. Get well soon! Keep us posted **

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  32. You sound like you are at the "Fire bad... tree good..." stage (whenever you get around to watching Buffy, WHICH YOU MUST DO, you will get the joke..)

    Hoping you feel better soon! I love that little LOL cat photo. That was me yesterday.

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  33. Hope you are feeling better soon! We miss you!

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  34. Hope you are feeling better in time for your trip to Ireland! And have a fabbo time there!

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  35. Thank you, everyone! I'm *finally* feeling better today - just in time for the Dublin trip tomorrow! I promise pictures on my return.

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  36. Good to know you are feeling better! Have a wonderful trip!

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  37. I hope that you are feeling better now Ana.

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  38. Glad you're feeling better now, Ana! Have fun in Dublin :)

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  39. Persphone (she and her mom are my favorite goddesses, since I write about farm women) will forgive you.

    It's all about seasons.

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  40. Take care Ana. I hope you will feel better soon!

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  41. Fingers crossed for you. Hope you feel better soon.

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  42. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Ireland and that you're feeling like new now, Ana!! Love you!

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