Tip for you: Don’t read a book about the history of tuberculosis while you’re laying around listlessly with a persistent cough.
On the other hand, it’s a great book. When you want to learn a little bit about a new topic, children’s non-fiction is a good place to start. I actually picked this one out for my daughter, who’s interested in gory topics, but then it was sitting around, so I read it.
Now I’m double glad I didn’t drag myself to that packed church for a funeral Mass today. Housewife decimates parish by spreading cough of death to unwitting mourners. All those droplets. Containing who knows what beautiful blue-stainable evil, determined to linger and kill us all. Read the book, it’s great. I tell you, it’s great.
(Juvenile Non-Fic is also good if you’re laying about listlessly, and your brain refuses to concentrate on anything more taxing. But given that there is no evidence I am wasting away, I think a TB diagnosis is premature. Just a cold, I promise.)