Reading While Sick
by Jarad Johnson
It's that time of year now where spring colds are rampant. Oftentimes, when you're sick you can feel too miserable to bother picking up a book. However, Jarad is sharing his thoughts on why you should bother. Happy reading!
I think I get sick every single spring. My sinuses go crazy, my nose stuffs up. In short, I always feel miserable around March and April. And it's around this time that reading becomes the most challenging for me. It's very easy to wallow in my misery and just watch Netflix all day.
But as a voracious reader, that makes me feel guilty. All those books are sitting on my nightstand, judging me for staring at a screen. And really, that tends to get monotonous. It shuts the brain off and often makes me feel worse, unless I'm really on my deathbed. It would be just my luck to die by sinus infection.
But unless the Grim Reaper has come calling, I have to find the willpower to crack open a book. It's a necessity for me, and I must not above all else succumb to the addiction of social media and technology. Don't read anything difficult, mind you. Now is not the time to finally start reading Foucault or Socrates. Then you very well might keel over. No, now is the time to read your favorite books, or your favorite genre. Read something you can lost in; Harry Potter, Stephen King, or anything by Laurie R. King comes to my mind. Easy, unencumbered, and engrossing; reading exactly as it should be.
Jarad is the co-administrator and writer for Sacred Chickens, attends college at MTSU, loves tea and coffee, and tries to spend every spare second reading. He recently developed an interest (some might say obsession) with gardening. Jarad is an English major with a concentration in literature. Bless his heart! Let's all light a candle for him and send him happy thoughts!