Sunday, July 24, 2011

Week in Review (25)

Random Thoughts

I had an interesting week... My father is with a woman that has two children from a previous relationship. I don't see them all that often, but the littlest one has health problems. This past week the health problems became rather severe and she came very close to dying. It's a terrible thing, but she is on the road to recovery and was even allowed to leave the hospital. I called her last night to see how she was and she is mostly just disappointed that she can't go to her sleep-away camp this week. (She's 11.) Her parents and my father are freaked out about the whole experience, but other than being happy to be out of the hospital, she was more interested in talking about camping.

Anyway, this excitement slowed my reading down a bit, but I still managed to get a fair bit accomplished. There are so many books that I want to read and so little time to do so! I think limited time is something that has been in the back of my mind this week. I also find it rather coincidental that after not seeing the little one for a while, I went to visit last weekend. I should probably visit more regularly considering she pointed out how rarely she sees me and I was amazed at how tall she has gotten!

Challenge News

uh, nothing...

Weekly Reads

144. Jack of Fables - Volume 9: The End by Bill Willingham and Company (Completed July 17, 2011)
145. Other by Karen Kincy (Completed July 18, 2011)
146. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin (Completed July 19, 2011)
147. Steal the Dragon by Patricia Briggs (Sianim Series, Book 3) (Completed July 19, 2011)
148. Chime by Franny Billingsley (Completed July 20, 2011)
149. Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage by Joe, Alina, Vicki, and Valerie Darger (Completed July 21, 2011)

Weekly Posts

Short Story Wednesday: Part 5

New Additons

Nothing this week...

The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman
Insatiable by Meg Cabot
All That is Bitter & Sweet by Ashley Judd
Correspondence: An Adventure in Letters by John N. Hall
The Iron Throne by Caitlin Kittredge

Nothing this week...

Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff


  1. That's so scary about your little step-sister! I'm glad she came through okay.

  2. I'm glad she is out of the woods and doing better. Kids are so resilient and I think that is a blessing. Probably a sign of how good she feels that she is more disappointed about missing her camping trip than concerned about what she just went through. Not that any time for this to happen would have been good, but certainly sorry about the timing for her sake. I'm sure she was looking forward to this for a long time.

    Hope you have a more restful and relaxing week.

  3. I'm glad to hear that your sis is ok!! Hope it stays that way!! And so jealous of the Eugenides...even though I've yet to read anything by him :p

  4. I'm glad your little sister is feeling better :) It's hard to see someone you love so ill. Sending lots of good thoughts your way :D

  5. I've heard very good things about Mrs. Tom Thumb...did you like it?

    Sorry about your dear step-sister (is that correct?), but I do love hearing about her resilience. Eleven year olds are often like that, unaware of the danger they're in. In fact, my twenty year old could be 'eleven'; not only is he more than half unaware, he thinks he's impervious!

  6. **Memory: Thanks!

    **Carl: She was. From what I am told it is all she has talked about for weeks now. Me and my sister sent down a few goodies to get her through the 'boring' week...

    **Chris: You have to read Middlesex!

    **animewookie: Thanks! It's scary when anyone is that sick, but seems especially worse when it is someone so young..

    **Bellezza: I really really liked Mrs. Tom Thumb!

    I guess she is my step-sister. My father basically treats her like another one of his kids, though, so normally I just tell people she is my little sister. She's a smart one, too. I talk to her on the phone and I can't believe the things that come out of her mouth. Wise beyond her years sometimes!

  7. I'm so glad that she pulled through and really only is worried about camp. Oh to be that young and carefree again!!!

  8. Glad to hear that your step-sister is okay.

  9. **Staci: I know!!

    **Vasilly: Thanks!

  10. Glad she's ok! Thats scary.

  11. **naida: Yes, I know. And it will be a problem that lasts her entire life...


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