So this week was actually a pretty crazy week for me. I have had long term problems with my back (three herniated discs and lots of swelling causing pain) and a while ago I got steroid shots into my vertebrae to try to combat the pain. They worked! For a while…. But since that while was 4+ months, my neurologist (of the spine variety, hehe) decided to go with those again to deal with the returned pain. Now, the first time I got these, I was sobbing on the table because it hurt so much when the steroids were going in. To make this not happen again, my neurologist upped my Valium, woot! I am happy to report that this past Wednesday when I was able to get in for a second round of shots, I only had a couple twinges of pain and otherwise was blissed out ;-). I promptly went home (was driven home, no worries!) and slept for another 4 hours. The rest of the day was a combination of reading and sleeping and getting frozen yogurt. This whole affair broke up the week a bit and the pain before and after has been a bit distracting, but I finished a book in between naps on Wednesday :D. And hopefully I’ll start feeling 100% pain-free by the end of the weekend (it can take 2-5 days for the steroids to start working apparently). Anywho, hopefully that wasn’t TMI, haha.
I started on my mermaid summer reading goals this week with Of Poseidon :D. I was a little bit nervous since I had read mixed reviews, but I actually quite enjoyed it. I never was able to get used to the swapping POV (why was it necessary to switch from first to third person and back? WHY??) but the story and world were quite fun! I’ll have to read the copy of Of Triton I have as soon as I finish this review :D.
I also finished Some Quiet Place in my constant struggle to keep up with NetGalley books ;-). This one was a bit odd to tell you the truth. I appreciated the premise and the main character was very well done considering she doesn’t feel emotions. However, especially in the beginning, the scenes were so short and jumping around all over the place that I felt a bit woozy, haha. There were also questions left unanswered about how the supernatural system works and it doesn’t look like there is going to be another book. This always makes me sad because I have a killer curiosity. My brain is threatening to make up its own answers just to get closure, hehe!
Finally, I was suuuuuper excited to get a copy of All We See and Seem by Tammy Blackwell in the mail and so had to read it asap. This is a novella set during the final book of the Timber Wolves trilogy and so will have spoilers for those who have finished yet. However, it was so much fun to see the college events that were going on during Fate Succumbs and it just makes me more excited for the next book coming in December :D.
And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:
I did pretty good with the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge in May (9 books!)
I looooved The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, 5 stars!
The Top Ten Tuesday this week was travel, so I did Quest Books :D
Reminder about my giveaway for SIGNED copies of The Selection and The Elite!
I signed up for the TBR Pile Challenge! (Better late than never right, haha)
I gave 3 stars to Outcast by Adrienne Kress
Reports from Other Lairs
Here are some awesome reviews you should check out :D
Outcast from There Were Books Involved (3 stars, YA)
Dark Triumph from Read. Breathe. Relax (Historical)
Spellcaster from Nyx Book Reviews
Handbook for Dragon Slayers from The Book Smugglers (7 and 8/10, YA)
Eve from Radiant Shadows (3 stars, YA)
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