Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge August 21, 2019


The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge is hosted by Long and Short Reviews.  This week’s topic is: what I read when I don’t feel well. 

To be honest, when I’m not feeling well, I generally don’t read.  I’ll curl up in my chair, with a blanket and a cat or two, and watch something mindless.  Comedies usually, but a good superhero flick works nicely, too.

When I’m just a little under the weather and have enough brain power to read, but not enough to read something heavy, I go for two things.

Short stories.  I always keep a few collections of these on hand. Sometimes, I’m not in the mood to start a whole new book and other times I don’t have the mental capacity to stick with something for more than ten or fifteen pages.

A couple of my recent favorites:

Dates from Hell 

Meaty by Samantha Irby (okay, so this is a collection of funny, nonfiction essays, but it still fits.)

Manga and graphic novels.  As a product of the 80’s, I watched a ton of anime and anime-like cartoons after school.  It was only natural that I’d gravitate to manga eventually.

Some that I’ve enjoyed:

Ao Haru Ride – a really cute high school romance story

Vampire Knight – boarding school but with vampires?  Yas.

Blackbird – a girl who can see demons and is destined to become someone’s bride.

Batman & Dracula: Red Rain – My husband stumbled across this one day in a comic store.  Knowing how obsessed I was with vampires, he had to buy it.

10 thoughts on “Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge August 21, 2019

  1. Yeah, I’m still trying to figure out how to start Vampire Knight – like, I generally want a paper format for manga and graphic novels, but I have no shelf space left!

    My answer is here.


    1. You can get a lot of manga and graphic novels in e-book. I’m reading Sandman on my Kindle right now. 🙂 But I hear you on the lack of shelf space!


    1. Thanks! I hope you find something you enjoy! Meaty would probably be right up your alley – the author is sarcastic and unrepentant about it. LOL (And funny as all get out.)


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