I considered not posting today because I’ve not been feeling great, but this post was already mostly finished. Anyway, it turns out the eye strain I’ve had is merely a symptom of something else since I’ve been having a lot of problems. The problem is, I haven’t been able to pinpoint the actual cause. Usually it’s a new food or vitamin or something like that, but it could be literally almost anything. That’s one of the problems with having a chronic illness though, my body is so easily affected by things anymore, and I already have so many symptoms that it gets harder and harder to figure out if it’s just the usual flaring up, if there’s a specific cause that needs to be addressed, if it’s an entirely new problem I need to worry about… So not only have I been getting bad headaches and other symptoms, I’m also worried I’m never going to figure this out :-/ (If anyone tries to tell me to go see a doctor, I’m just going to respond with a link to this twitter thread.)
I’m still trying to return comments and keep up with bloghopping, but you’ll have to excuse me if I’m a bit slow or not able to visit quite as many posts as usual. It’s just a bummer because I was having a pretty great reading and blogging year so far.
I finally moved my bookshelves and put all my books into them! (I thought I was just dealing with eye strain, so it seemed like a good way to get off the computer.) I don’t have a lot of books compared to other bloggers from what I’ve seen, but I think my shelves look pretty all the same!
— Kristen Burns (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@whykristenburns) February 23, 2018
Books I Received for Review:
Books I Finished:
Since I’ve been taking a break from electronics, I got SO MUCH reading done with print and audio books.
2/18/18: I finished up two more fantasy westerns. I enjoyed both Unbury Carol and The Devil’s Revolver. I did not, however, enjoy Date Night on Union Station very much. I had to suspend my disbelief far too much, and the way the narrator did the dialogue/voices in the audio version drove me crazy. I read the actual graphic novel version of Nimona, so that was cool, getting to see the art that goes with the audio. Fred, the Vampire Accountant was another audiobook I listened to, and it was moderately funny and surprisingly sweet.
2/25/18: I continued with Fred and have been really enjoying the audios for this series. I also started a Harry Potter reread (this is my third time reading it). I’ve been sharing thoughts as I go on Twitter and Goodreads.
What I’m Loving:
This week, what I’m loving is…
Well, I’m just in the background in one panel. (It was the prize in a contest, I was one of the winners.) But it’s my favorite comic, so it’s still fun to be able to point to it and say, “That’s me!” Lol. I’m the one at the top right sitting at the bar (the full comic is linked above):
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared mini reviews for three sci-fi/fantasy graphic novels.
– I recommended some sci-fi/fantasy book with no romance.
– I reviewed Apocalypse Alley by Don Allmon, a M/M cyberpunk/urban fantasy with a unique tech-filled world.
– I shared book covers featuring disability.
– I reviewed The Devil’s Revolver by V.S. McGrath, a fun, magic-filled YA western.
– I shared quotes from five of the strangest book reviews I’ve written.
– I reviewed The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice, a slow but interesting addition to the vampire series.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer 🙂