I did not meet my goal. I’m more than a little disappointed.Continue reading “#200 Books in 2019: Accomplished List”
12,599 Days Alive
12 Months Nearly Gone
It’s the day after Christmas and all through the house, I dragged my sleepy body, hoping for a nap.
Wait. That didn’t rhyme. Oh well.
Edit: This was meant to be brief. I’ve been working on this for two hours now. Enjoy.Continue reading “5th Night of Hanukkah/2019 Year in Review”
12,579 Days Alive
Man, did I overestimate my free time this year. I didn’t think I’d be changing jobs (twice!), nor did I think I’d be so busy! I didn’t hit 50,000 words on NaNoWriMo, unfortunately. And I didn’t even get one of my reading challenges completed.Continue reading “Admitting Literary Defeat for 2019 and Planning for 2020.”
12,486 Days Alive
I can’t seem to shake this headache. I’ve had it since yesterday afternoon.
I know it’s not from lack of caffeine or water. If I got any more hydrated, my kidneys would float! I think I’ll try taking more ibuprofen when I go to bed, see if that helps.
In better news, my diabetes is officially under control with meds and the dietary changes I’ve made! My A1C, which was a 10.3 in April, is down to a 6.8! I still have to take my meds and watch what I eat, but now I know I can effect positive change on my life. It’s not yet more lost weight, but it’s a damn good start.
I’m going to go practice on Duolingo and maybe read some? I’ve been wanting to catch up on my #200Book Challenge.
Take your meds, folks!
Ian C.P. Irvine
Available on: Amazon
Read as part of the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
Blurb: There’s an assassin named Salvador that is one of the top killers for hire in the world. After seeding what they think might have been the Loch Ness Monster, Salvador finds out that there are stranger things out there than Nessie and, after meeting a monk with an odd ability, not all gifts can be given back.
Alcohol, Blood, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Unsafe Lifestyle, Violence, Violent Imagery
Body Count: HighContinue reading “Review: Assassin’s Gift Book 1”
By Hannah Lynn
Available on: Amazon
Read as part of the Golden Trio Reading Challenge.
Blurb: Walter Augustus is dead. Has been a long time. And while he’s hanging in the Afterlife, he’s waiting to be forgotten to go on to the next adventure. And then Lettie picks up the only remaining copy of his book of poetry and reads it. It only gets more entangled from there.
Bullying, Dead People, Death, Emotional Abuse, Extortion, Food, Ghosts, Haunting
Body Count: 1Continue reading “Review: The Afterlife of Walter Augustus”
Your Son Is Alive (A Thriller)
James Scott Bell
Read as part of the Cloak and Dagger Challenge 2019!
Blurb: It starts with a note that tells Dylan Reeve the son that he and his now ex-wife Erin lost to kidnapping fifteen years ago is alive. This single note, written in crayon, drags him into a world of deadly games, ghosts from the past, and the hope that their son truly is still alive.
Ableism, Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Emotional Abuse, Food, Gun Violence, Mental Abuse, Mental Illness, Murder, Non-Consensual Touching, Physical Abuse, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Self-Injury, Stockholm Syndrome, Suicide, Toxic Masculinity, Unsafe Lifestyle, Violence, Violent Imagery,
Body Count: 2Continue reading “Review: Your Son Is Alive (A Thriller)”
History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierra
By Charles Fayette McGlashan
Available on: Amazon
Read as part of the Diversify Your Reading Challenge 2019.
Blurb: A literal history of the Donner Party (1846-1847), the fates of the various peoples who perished, and the claims of cannibalism and murder. This book was written in 1880 and celebrated those that survived the ordeal.
Blood, Cannibalism, Death, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Murder, Systemic Racism, Time Period Accurate Racism, Violence, Violent Imagery
Body Count: 42 of 90Continue reading “Review: History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierra”
12,375 Days Alive
7,784 Books to Read
2,752 Steps for the Day
I am a little overwhelmed and burnt out today. I feel like there’s so much going on in my mind that I just need to be quiet outwardly.
Janice J. Richardson
Blurb: Being surrounded by dead bodies every day isn’t for everyone. Jennifer inherited a funeral parlor and a bit of mischief beyond that! Break-ins, and funerals, and Tim Horton’s, oh my!
Blackmail, Dead Bodies, Death, Gambling, Gun Violence, Murder
Body Count: many, as there is not one but two funeral parlors involved.Continue reading “Review: Casket Cache, A Spencer Funeral Home Niagara Cozy Mystery Book 1”
12,361 Days Alive
7,619 Books to Read
2 Infected Ears
1 Malfunctioning Brain
There’s a big storm system coming in and it has a migraine knocking at my brain. Continue reading “Off Step Thursday”
12,249 Days Alive
20 Sketches to Do
1 Coloring Page Finished and Another Started
Today has been a great day. I broke fast with Cousin Kay this morning. And since I was anxiety prompted to be an hour early so I wasn’t late, I finished the outline on a short story I had planned to start this evening. That didn’t quite work out as planned.
12,236 Days Alive
2 Cups of Tea I Forgot to Make
1 Hour Slept
1 Project Finished
1 Project Restarted
I’m still feeling terrible. But I have work tomorrow and I have my voice back. Steph, the poor dear, is still plague riddled as well.