Stuck . . .


“Bear began to sigh, and then found he couldn’t because he was so tightly stuck; and a tear rolled down his eye, as he said:

‘Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?’”

from: The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

I have deep sympathy for Pooh

I’m stuck too

in bed 


but …

I am enjoying these familiar books


The Country Child by Alison Uttley



Larkrise to Candleford by Flora Thompson 

Comforting, sustaining,  peaceful books.

What books would you read to a “Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?”


8 thoughts on “Stuck . . .

  1. I’ve been stuck in bed, too. Good thing that my order from USA came through – so I’ve been reading about Matthew Ward’s life and listening to his music :)Oh, and catching up with my Bible.Get well soon! I plan to do so – my favourite preacher is coming to our church on Sunday.


  2. Thank you everyone for your get well wishes AND your book recommendations! Jodi, Pam Flowers is a new author for me – I would like to read that book.Diane, I haven’t read any Margaret Maron or Diane Mott Davidson – I’m going to look them up in our library.I enjoy the other mystery writers along with Martha Grimes – are you familiar with her?The two books I mentioned are sort of English countryside pastoral literature – lots of description and very peaceful – nothing disturbing – which I find particularly soothing when I’m under the weather.I highly recommend them.


  3. Well, since we just finished with the flu from the underworld, I can answer with my recent experience! I always reach for my Cadfael mysteries, Jane Austen, and Margaret Maron mysteries. I also read a Diane Mott Davidson culinary mystery, but the main character’s style of relating is so annoying to me….why don’t I remember that before I start in again? I always re-read when I am sick…I don’t have room for new thoughts in my head when I am working my way back to health.Praying for your health to return,Diane


  4. Island Sparrow ~ hope you feel much better soon! I know this isn’t too comforting, but if I were stuck in bed, I’d catch up on newspaper reading. I have a stack from December to read that I can’t seem to finish and yet can’t bear throwing away!! And for some reason, I have to read a book myself. I can’t quite wrap my mind around it if someone else is reading to me! LOL!


  5. Ellen B. says:

    If I was stuck I’d read Sir Gibbey by George MacDonald, or Byzantium by Steven Lawhead, or Lord of the Rings Tolkien, or Dorothy Sayers Mysteries, or O my goodness, so many books so little time! I love the pictures on your site. I’ve been fantasizing about visiting your neck of the woods. I’d only come in the summer, though. :)Hope you get well soon.Ellen from SeattleP.S. I love the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, also. The Freddy books by Walter Brooks are fun.


  6. I feel for you–I was stuck all weekend. I read Alone Across the Arctic by Pam Flowers in one afternoon (she spoke at my local library last week–highly recommended). I also finished book #2 of the Redwall series (Mossflower) and started book #3 (Mattimeo).Get well soon!


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