The weather was perfect today. A sunny day started from snowfall and the air temperature stayed around 0C so there was no mud on the streets. I spent the whole day at home but still I feel no better than I was yesterday. In the meanwhile I've finished reading Isabel de Madariaga's Ivan the Terrible, though still struggling through long footnotes. The most striking thing to me was Ivan's literacy and almost perfect familiarity with Bible and contemporary religious literature. Also he was gay who forced his lover kill his father then killed the former while saying 'as thou killets thy father thou then can killet thy tsar in the same way'.
Current Mood: sick