The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid -Jane Austen
I am so glad to have managed to finally get a post up on here. I hate it when I
can’t write. Part of the reason my health has been so bad the last few days is because we’ve had a few upsetting moments. Being emotional always saps the energy of anyone suffering from a chronic illness.
One of the things I enjoy doing when I’m feeling particularly unwell and blue is escaping into a good novel. At the moment I am re-reading one of my favourite childhood series, Harry Potter. Reading about Quidditch is a great medicine to any upset.
I think like most people around my age, who grew up with HP, I squealed when J.K. Rowling read at the Olympic opening ceremony.
The second big enjoyment I’ve had during my bad couple of days is free reign of my granddad’s DVD collection of adaptations of classics. For months and months he subscribed to a magazine which came with a free DVD each month, now he has a collection of fifty for me to choose from. I feel like a kid in a sweet shop because I love classic novels. As I write this I am watching a bad adaptation of Mansfield Park, despite the bad acting I still like it. Excuse me if I start writing in a peculiar manner, it’ll be the influence of the DVDs.
One of the things I like best about the magazines is the interesting facts they give about the original novels and their authors. Did you know that Jane Austen originally published her novels anonymously, using the name “A Lady”?
I’d love to hear what you like to do when you feel sad, let me know in the comments box below.
Love Katie x
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