Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thoughts on a Thursday

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.


  1. Poor Sandy! Keep us posted.

  2. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Sandy as always! Glad to hear that you've been reading :) So what did you think of Ender's Game?

  3. Ender's Game was actually pretty good, I am planning to read the rest of the books in that series one of these days! I am going to also try and stick Enchantment in for reading in the next few weeks. I think I picked a bad time to read Card, though, if I wasn't so distracted I think I would have liked it a lot better! I'll read more from him, though, I am going to try and find Speaker of the Dead next because you mentioned it being your favourite. :)

  4. Great :) Speaker for the Dead is a great book, but total didn't feel from Ender's Game. It's more along the lines of the last couple of chapters of Ender's Game...and the piggies! You'll love the piggies!

    Enchantment is great and something completely different. I'm sure you'll enjoy that one!

  5. The book store doesn't have Speaker for the Dead, but I will order it next time I am bad and order books online.

  6. The Simon Green's sound interesting. Looking forward to your reviews.

    I'm going to be re-reading Ender's Game for the Cardathon and hope it is as good as I remember.

  7. I'm anxious to hear your review on the Simon Green, too.

    Enchantment is thoroughly enjoyable. One of my favorites by Card.


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