Hey everyone - it's me! Just wanted to say that I'm feeling better. And I probably won't be gone for a whole month. First of all, thanks so much for all the kind words. It's nice to know that one will be missed and also that people will stick around patiently waiting for me.
I discovered that part of my problem was that I had an inner ear infection - which is not a new event for me - have had lots of those in my life. The difference was that I had not been sick with a respiratory illness. I apparently acquired it from some swelling in the tissues near my Eustachian tube of my right ear. And that was caused by getting a crown put on my back right upper tooth. Odd, huh? Anyway, I had hearing issues and imbalance issues (like vertigo and a bit of nausea) and mostly feeling completely off. I'm better now, but still not 100%. I get the permanent crown put on next Wednesday and also have another doctor appointment, but I'm hoping that the physical self will be feeling much more normal in a week or so.
I've been reading up a storm, which is a good thing. I'll share a bit of what I've been reading here, but I'm not going to write reviews for these books. I've been pondering the amount of time I was spending on writing stuff for my blog and also on reading what others have on theirs and commenting. I love all your blogs. Love to hear what you have to say. I love to comment, but I think I spent way too much time doing it. So, if I don't comment for a while or if my comments are short, please know that I am around - just choosing to limit the time I'm spending on 'talking'.
And I'm going to cut back on what I write here. That may mean reviews in a more 'update' type of fashion. I'm thinking of doing a weekly update occasionally, like many of you do, just to say 'hey - here's what I've been reading and doing'. I always have a tendency to get way too focused on things and then sort of make 'rules' for myself. New rules are - take it easy and make it easy.
So, here's what I've been reading:
I've been listening to the Stieg Larsson books on audio. I've gotten through The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and I'm about 2/3 of the way through The Girl Who Played With Fire. Have totally enjoyed those again. Simon Vance is the narrator. He's wonderful. I've done this in preparation for the new book in the series, The Girl In The Spider's Web.
I've read and enjoyed these books either in print or on my Kindle:
Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge - first book in the DI Helen Grace series - it was good - graphic - scary - I'll read on the series.
One Kick by Chelsea Cain - discussed with my book group - thumbs up for almost all of us - second book will be out next year. Kick Lannigan reminded many of us of Lisbeth Salander.
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - I had a good time with this sorta novelization of Will and Kate's love story. American girl and royal prince. Took me forever to read it, but I did enjoy it. Maybe a tad too wordy.
In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware - Hen party goes wrong. Creepy deluxe. Not horrible scary, but sometimes one wanted to say 'stop - stop - don't go there'. Will look forward to what comes next from this author.
Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly MacMillan - Mother let's 8-year-old son run ahead on the path and then he disappears. The public castigates the mother unmercifully. Includes transcripts of psychologist sessions, website info, emergency calls, etc. I love those types of things to be included. I was pretty much turning the pages as fast as I could. This was a thriller.
That's all in this update. I'll try to stop by again soon. Again, thanks for the support. Have a good week!!