I am in a reading slump. And I cannot get out of it. I started to read The Nest and I just…stopped. I feel like I need to read something else to get back into the swing of it and then I can finish The Nest.
I am pretty sure the reason this happened it because I checked out too many books from the library recently. I have this habit of getting overly excited and checking out way more books than I can get through, and then I get overwhelmed and barely read. I think I checked out 12 books and actually read 2.
So, I plan on going to the library soon and I am limiting myself to only check out 2 books at a time. We shall see how it goes.
Also this weekend I plan on going through all the books I own and making a list of the ones I have not read yet. I am a little terrified at how long the list might be. Wish me luck.
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
But some can never stop searching for answers.
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?
An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.
I don’t know why I have been dreading writing this review. I loved this book. LOVED it. I think I know that what I write here will not do it justice.
This is one of those science fiction novels that you can enjoy even if science fiction is not your thing. I felt the same way about The Host by Stephanie Meyer and The Martian by Andy Weir. I did listen to the book from Audible. It has a full cast for the narration and it’s brilliant. The book is written as a series of interviews between one man and everyone else involved in the discovery and the project.
It took longer to get all hooked up and go over my health history compared to the actual procedure. I don’t know why I thought it would take like 30-45 minutes. I was incorrect. It only takes about 5 minutes. Got me all hooked up, knocked me out and then boom I was wake again. The only difference was that I felt like I had a slight hangover. Which I assume was from the sedative. And it was over. Went out to breakfast and then came home.
Put in the window air conditioners this afternoon since it’s supposed to get up into the 90’s this weekend. But otherwise, I just lazed around the house. I took tomorrow off as well to have a long weekend. Plan on getting some things done around the house and my room.
Endoscopy was easy peasy. Next is my nutrition class a few weeks from now. Then my pre-op appointment.
Oh, they did do a biopsy on my stomach and I will get the results of that in a few days. But otherwise, my surgeon says everything looks good!
Tomorrow morning I am having an upper endoscopy done. My mother is driving me to and from and I am hoping I am not too loopy from being put under.
I don’t have any worries about this procedure really. This will let the surgeon take a look from my throat to my stomach to make sure everything is all good and we can proceed with the surgery in July. I am fasting for 12 hours and I am aware that my throat will most likely be sore/very dry after the procedure.
I am glad it is first thing in the morning so I can hopefully get it done and over with. My other action item for tomorrow is to get on the phone with my primary care doctor and see if they have submitted the referral letter that is required by the insurance.
I will post an update either tomorrow after the scope or on Friday. I also plan on putting up a few book reviews.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Originally I had absolutely no intention of reading this book. None. Even though I really missed the Harry Potter world, I was convinced by other book reviewers and booktubers that this book was awful and not canon. And while I may agree that this book was not the best Harry Potter book, it could have been worse.
I did really enjoy seeing Harry, Hermoine, and Ron all grown up with children of their own. And I enjoyed the fact that the story revolves around Harry’s son, Albus and Snape’s son, Scorpius. I would be totally lying if I didn’t admit that I totally ship them. As someone who was mildly obsessed with the LiveJournal HP Secrets or.hdcomic (if you know what I am referring to, we are now best friends), I shipped them hard. If Harry and Draco weren’t together, then damnit, their sons should be together. But I digress (shoves all the fangirl feels way deep down inside).
Reading this book was different, as it’s written in script/play format. There were a few lines that made me groan, but overall I thought it was done very well. It made me laugh and it made me teary. And after reading this book I immediately wanted to re-read the entire series. And get my hands on the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets The Illustrated Edition as I still do not own it.
A few months ago I was thinking about weight loss surgery. What prompted me to think about weight loss surgery was my appointment at my local Medical Weight Loss Clinic. I met with the woman who runs the clinic and we were swapping stories of diets we have tried and ailments we suffer from due to weight. I was feeling pretty good about the whole appointment until I realized that I would have to pay about $1000 dollars up front, not including the shakes and bars I would have to purchase.
I had mentioned that I didn’t want to have weight loss surgery until I exhausted all my options. It was then that the woman told me that she had weight loss surgery. And this made me pause. I don’t think she normally would have told me, but we were being chatty Cathys because we discovered we both had a passion for planning.
But my next immediate thought was, “If this weight loss program is so great, why did you have to have weight loss surgery?” And that is when I decided I was not going to drop so much money on something that might not work…again.
So I took the next step. The very first thing I did was check to see if my insurance would even cover weight loss surgery. And I am glad I did because they do. And after that I did what I alway do when I am interested in something (anything), I researched. And researched. And researched.
I did so much research that I rendered my consultation with my surgeon mostly pointless because I knew so much already. And actually, he was pretty appreciative that I had already done so much homework.
So, in the past two months, I have met with my gynecologist and my primary care doctor, who both gave me a thumbs up for the surgery. And I have had my consultation with the surgeon, my bariatric coordinator, and the dietician/nutritionist. I have also attended a support group meeting and had a psyche eval (required by the insurance). In June I have an endoscopy and a nutrition class to take. In July I have my pre-op appointment, the surgery and then a post-op appointment.
I am so excited and a little nervous if I am honest. But I feel I am ready. I am ready for a change. And my current plan is to blog/document it right here. So look for more posts in the future!