Last week Mike came home from work with a fever and the chills . He actually took a day off work the following day, something which never happens so you know he was really not well . Two days later , guess who fell down with the same nasty little virus ? Yup , that would be me , and I was doing so well this winter with avoiding coughs , colds , and flu . Fortunately the misery was short-lived and I'm feeling much better now.
There's no photos of knitting due to lack of progress on that front . I seem to be in slump with that , though progress has been made on the baby sweater . I've been reading instead and finished a very interesting and thoughtful book by Geraldine Brooks , "The People of the Book " , a novel that traces the travels of the Sarajevo Haggadah , an illuminated Jewish manuscript , from the years of Queen Isabella through to the 1996 Bosnia after the conflict there . The main character of the present day is a rare book expert and conservator . The author uses the literary device of taking some discoveries found in the book and linking them back to various events in its history . This book has been been given quite few rave reviews , so when I saw it at the library , I thought it might be worth a read . I liked it very much but in some sections , I thought the characters were less compelling than others . I wanted more character development . It does however make you think about the history of the Jews and the continuing divisions and intolerance between different faiths today . It seems like the more things change , the more they stay the same . A good read and time well spent recovering from a virus.