So, I am still around. I have been commenting on blogs, but have not spent a great deal of time on the computer. Sandy is still here too. If what I think is going to happen is going to happen, I want a different vet, and unfortunately the one I like does not work again until next week. Even if I wanted to, I do not think the vet from the other day would be a good idea, my mother both argued with her at the appointment and then called and complained about her a few days later. I would like a much better vibe, so we are holding off until next week. How is Sandy doing, you might ask... for the most part, fine. She can walk, but she has a limp. She has given up on the stairs, mainly because I have stopped giving her a reason to use them. You see, she follows me around, so I have tried to stay downstairs as much as possible. I only go out for a short period of time when I do go out because I am worried about her using the stairs. The day I noticed she had hurt herself I went out for a bit, and when I came home she was upstairs to greet me. That night, she had to be back downstairs because that's where I sleep, and she always sleeps in my room. I think she discovered that stairs are a bad idea, so she has not climbed them again. Anyways, I am now going to post about other things because this blog has mostly been about my dog lately.
So, reading. I have actually been doing so! To prevent Sandy from having to move around a lot, I have been sitting in the living room with her, and that has meant reading time. I started my fourth book for the R.I.P. II challenge today, so I will soon be done the offical challenge, although I am hoping to read more than 4 books by October 31st. I am behind on my reviews, but what I read for the challenge so far is Ender's Games by Orson Scott Card (my very first Card book), and then I started reading Simon R. Green. The back of the book I have states: "The Nightside books crackle with possibilities...Green cross-pollinates genres with gleeful abandon, juxtaposing pop culture tropes with obscure mythic archetypes, bringing a wild inventiveness to this mix of mystery and horror." (SFRevu). I have owned this book since last year, and horror is not really my thing, but apparently this book is considered a touch of horror, perfect for the R.I.P. Challenge. I have read Something from the Nightside and Agents of Light and Darkness, and I started Nightingale's Lament earlier today. I have a 3-in-1 book called A Walk on the Nightside. I only own these first three, though, so the rest will have to wait until I am allowing myself to buy books. I am not even sure why I was drawn to read these books, they were not on any of the lists I had made both on here or in my head, it just happened.