A Semi-Wrap-up of September :D
I don’t normally do monthly wrap-up posts because I can’t make mine as cool as everyone else’s, but I’m pretty darn proud of this past month. I was going through my reading schedule while in class (>.> it was boring okay!), and realized I read way more books than average during September:
- Chaos of the Stars (9/10/13, ARC)
- Magic Marks the spot (9/10/13, ARC)
- Kinslayer (9/17/13, ARC)
- Relativity (9/10/13, eARC)
- Full-Blooded (Sept, eARC)
- Grim Company (Sept., review book)
- Seven Forges (9/24/13, eARC)
- The Lies of Locke Lamoroa (before Oct, before ARC)
- Red Seas under Red Skies (before Oct, before ARC)
- These Broken Stars (12/10/13, eARC)
- Into the Still Blue (2/14, borrowed ARC)
- A Question of Magic (10/1/13, eARC)
- Fire (Sept., overdue review book) – DNF
- Waterfell (10/29/13, eARC)
- The Kingdom of Little Wounds (10/8/13, eARC) -DNF
- Bang (10/8/13, ARC)
16 books??? Well, really more like 14 + 2 DNF. Though they were review books and I did send some feedback, so that half counts right? ;-) I definitely didn’t feel like I was that on top of things during the month, though as I think about it, there were some weeks where I posted 3 reviews so that I could fit them all in. There are also a couple of really short books in there that I literally read in one evening (that is rare for me). But still! I’m happy :D.
Further, however, I passed my qualifying examination which involved reading academic papers in August and writing a synthesis paper, then presenting that paper to three professors who freaking terrified me. They interrogate you during your presentation and keep pushing until you don’t know the answer, so much fun I tell you. But, now I am a Ph.D. Candidate instead of just a Ph.D. Student, so from now on you must refer to me as Candidate Anya! (>.>) Just kidding ;-) that would be weird….
FURTHER! I went through a pretty intense round of procedures for my spine. I have three herniating discs and a whole lot of pain accompanied randomly with walking, sitting, standing, anything besides lying completely flat on the ground. By random, I mean I would be good for a couple of weeks and then when I want to go to the Renaissance Fair, BOOM, pain and spasming galore! BUT, I got a lot of needles in my spine this month, we were able to identify the nerves that were causing the pain, and those nerves are now gone. Hopefully I will now be pain free (as soon as the soreness due to mucking about in there wears off) for a year, since that’s how long it takes nerves to grow. Previously, treatments only lasted for 3-4 months, so this is a pretty awesome improvement. I’m still waiting for the bill though, that should be fun.
So, that was my September…. Boring huh? Is it any wonder that I fell asleep at 8pm yesterday and didn’t wake up until my alarm clock went off at 8:30am today?
How was your September??
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