Zip…and a book

Virtually nothing of interest is going on here. Sunday I got a flu shot (woo-hoo!) and then yesterday I do believe I had a mini-flu reaction–basically I was sick to my stomach, dizzy, and a little headachy. I’m better today, but my arm still hurts where the shot poked through, so I guess you could say I’m still in recovery.

I did spend yesterday reading though (why not take advantage after all) and must hype the book. It is The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson. Set in 1930’s Scotland, with the premise that Napolean was victorious at the Battle of Waterloo, the story explores the coming-of-age of a clever, self-possessed school girl savvy enough to use all resources available to her to solve a plethora of tangled-up mysteries. There’s brainwashing, a seance, a chase scene, eavesdropping, murder, and more. Fifty pages to the end, I’m very much enjoying it.

Posted in Uncategorized on 10/14/2008 10:38 pm


  1. “I do belive I had a mini-flu reaction–basically I was sick to my stomach, dizzy, and a little headachy.”

    I get that way when I look at my checking account balance.

  2. That sons wonderful. I hate that flu-ish reaction. Could be why I don’t get the shot.

  3. Angie Ledbetter

    Well, at least if ya have to feel like poop, you have something good to read! Hope tomorrow’s better.

  4. Eh, I hate shots. The idea of a needle poking into me gives me the heebie jeebies. But I have to go every year. My mom drags me to the doctor because people with asthma are high risk for the flu. But still *shudder*

    On the bright side, I’m glad you got to spend recovery reading a good book. Sounds really interesting.

  5. I’ve never gotten the flu shot. I’m always afraid I’ll get the flu from the shot.

  6. I hope you’re feeling better. You’ve been given an award, check it out here

  7. ooooh I love a good book and this one looks fun.

  8. Ahhh….the flu shot. It’s on my to-do list.

  9. Melissa Walker

    great, great cover! i did a reading with jenny d and just loved the idea behind her book. can’t wait to read it.

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