Feb 6 2013 8:22am

What Books are You in the Mood for When You’re Sick?

Some members of the H&H staff have not been feeling great the past few days (we are much better now, thank you). In the midst of hydrating, resting, and feeling achy, we were wondering—

Do you like to read a certain kind of book or genre when you're sick? Do you reread an old favorite? How do you entertain yourself when you're staying at home?

Thanks to Natasha Carty for the topic suggestion!

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1. JBeck
Historical Romance, preferably one with a hero who has a great, dry wit. I love the magical world of castles and rich dukes, ballgowns and so on. When I feel lousy, that fantasy world fills the bill!
Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
@JBeck, I agree--being transported to somewhere besides the tissue-strewn sickbed is fantastic!
3. HJ
I revert to re-reading Georgette Heyer - perfect for when one wants entertainment but nothing too taxing. I love listening to audiobooks when I'm sick - I can lie comfortably with my eyes closed and still read! They're particularly good when one is headachy and sneezy. So, Frederica or The Grand Sophy - or any Heyer - on audiobook, and I'm feeling better already.
Jena Briars
4. CutMyTeethOnKleypas
For some odd reason, I gravitate towards Highlander and/or Time-travels when I'm feeling sick... OR a romance where the hero is a professional athlete.
5. AMG
I was just in bed for a day. I reread (skimmed a bit) a favourite UF, bought & read a sweet Harlequin Superromance, finished a cozy mystery, and sought out favourite parts of Heyer's Black Sheep.
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