Sunday, April 8, 2018

Fortnightly Update #43: Time Flies


I hate to write the same ol' generic post again, but it seems time has escaped me once more! My procrastination gene appears to be fully functional, because I've been meaning to write up a few posts... and then neglected to execute the task. However, I do have a clean-ish house, so there's that.

Recent Acquisitions (or the Piling of the-Piles):

the-pile Additions:

None!



the-invisible-pile Additions:



I love books on history, and I love books about history involving women, so I snatched this one up as a Daily Deal.


The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
I have yet to read anything by Le Guin, but this book of hers (along with the next), seemed interesting. 


I've been thinking a lot about death lately (you know, sometimes spontaneous choking on your favorite foods causes that reaction) and what I intend to accomplish before I go. I think this book will help clarify a few more of my aims, because lately they've become a bit more intangible rather than solid.

Currently Reading:


I am really enjoying this. The heroine, Teddy, is a bit of an antiheroine, which I also like. I just hope it ends well.

Finished These Books:


I am halfway through the review for this, but needless to say I enjoyed it. I think anyone who loves fantasy and historical romance will fall hard for any book in the Embraced series.

In My Life:

I am out and about without my trusted companion, Handsome (that is, my cane) because my knees have stopped buckling so often. It feels strange, because a few months ago I felt like I was ready to procure a wheelchair due to my legs being so weak at times. As I discussed in my four year blogiversary post, I really don't know what changed to make me "better" but I am blaming my insistence on trying all the things they suggested in my Facebook syrinx groups for the improvement. If you have a chronic illness, it doesn't hurt to network (although some days, it does, but most days, it's nice to know that you're never alone).


Which books are you reading this spring?

12 comments:

  1. I'm really interested in school for Psychics because honestly- that's a premise I can get behind! Something about schools always attracts, which is odd I guess since I didn't LOVE school, but psychics= yeah!

    Glad your knees are feeling stronger- yay! Hope you have a great week. I've never read Lathe of Heaven but I did read some of her other books.

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  2. Glad your mobility is improving and you're generally feeling a little better! *hugs*

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  3. Networking is definitely helpful at times. I recently joined a Guild on Habitica for people with BFRBs, and it's already been helpful by reinforcing the knowledge that I'm not alone in this. There are plenty of people having similar experiences. Like you said though, I'm sure there will be times when it will be painful.

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  4. A clean house is always comforting in its own way. :-) I understand procrastination. I am behind reviews and posts. I really need to make time to spend on my blog. I really want to read Code Girls. I am glad you are enjoying School for Psychics. I have my eye on that one as well. I am so glad to hear you are getting out and about with Handsome. I am glad you have found such a strong and helpful support network. It really can make a difference, can't it? I hope you have a great week. I am hoping to get some sleep tonight. I haven't had much luck in that arena lately. Take care!

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  5. Well, I'd go to a school for psychics and I dropped out of school, so... :P

    Thanks, I'm so glad to have functioning legs again. I hope to acquaint myself with Le Guin's work this year even if I am reading at a snail's pace.
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Greg!
    ~Litha Nelle

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  6. With improved mobility I feel a lot! Sometimes I'm aggravated by the pain more, but honestly the function makes it worth the pain.
    Thanks for stopping by and internet hugging me, Cee Arr! :)
    ~Litha Nelle

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  7. Yes! I felt so alone when my syrinx came back to haunt me, but then I joined syrinx-related groups and it almost feels common (even though it is still technically considered "rare"). For me, I sometimes have to avoid social media after one of my syrinx people has a major setback, or worse (it can, unfortunately, be a lethal condition if the syrinx grows regardless of surgery). Sometimes someone has a bad day and everyone else does too, and all you want to do is leave the group... but then, there are also people there (like me) who get somewhat better, and that's enough reason for me to stay and add all of their "cures" to my list of things to try. Herd mentality/collective intelligence is great for generating ideas for something very few people are working at a resolution for.
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Rachelle!
    ~Litha Nelle

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  8. Yep, collective intelligence comes in handy sometimes! I've discovered several interesting ways to help me deal with my particular BFRB which also help with my Anxiety and Depression by reading posts in the BFRB Guild. I'm using a fidget toy now, and I just recently read about "thinking putty." I'm considering buying a tin of it on Amazon but I remember seeing some at the bookstore near where I live, so I'm going to compare prices first.

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  9. I haven't heard of Code Girls but I'm for sure adding it to my TBR! I also love books about history and women's pivotal but often invisible role (Hidden Figures is absolutely fabulous!). Hopefully my library has a copy so I can read it right away :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  10. Yes it is! If you find a way to manufacture time, get back to me, because we may be able to sell it by the bottle. ;)
    I'm glad you want to read Code Girls too- it sounds like an interesting bit of history. I am almost done with School for Psychics, but I decided I would catch up on a few comments before finishing it.
    Thanks, I'm very glad about that too- I never thought I'd walk cane-lessly again, and to have a social network of people living with my condition is helpful. I hope you get your rest and have some extra energy for the rest of the week!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Wendy!
    ~Litha Nelle

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  11. Ha! I'm glad to fuel your TBR list- I just can't resist odd bits of history that involve women. I need to read Hidden Figures- I watched the movie first and it was spectacular. I hope you're able to find it at the library!
    Thanks for stopping by and adding to your TBR, Laura!
    ~Litha Nelle

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  12. The internet is a definite win for collective intelligence like that because as far as I know, there is only one other person in my immediate area with a syrinx, and their symptoms are different from mine so a real life support group wouldn't be that helpful (and IRL things are a bit nerve-wracking for me anyway). Good luck on your price check- I usually end up buying online unless I can get it from a local non-chain store. If you're into tactile sensation, I used to have a bowl of glass seed beads that I'd dunk my hand into just for fun- it was one of my mom's projects for one of her blind friends. :)
    ~Litha Nelle

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