Since My Accident…

…tonight makes it a week since I broke my ankle. After 4 days in the hospital, I am adjusting to life at home basically secluded to my bedroom. I go back to the surgeon on the 29th and he will take the bandages off my leg, check the incisions, and give me a boot to wear. It will still be non-weight bearing for several weeks after. They opened both sides of my ankle to put in a plate and screws, and if I sleep through a dose of the pain meds, I can tell you exactly where the incisions are, and how long they are, even though I haven’t seen them yet.

My Nook of course decided this would be the perfect time to not turn on for me. This has happened before, but now I fear it may be permanent. I’ve gotten some great stories from all of you and may have to resort to reading them on my phone.

I am trying to stay positive as I am the type who is always on the go, and very independent. My 13 year old has been beyond amazing taking care of me before she goes to school (who knew she could make such awesome coffee!) as well as after school. She texts me during the day to see how I am feeling and to make sure I have taken my pills. I’ve also had friends who have stopped by both here and at the hospital to make sure I have everything I need.

I have been doing puzzle books for days right now, as I tend to fall asleep in the middle of anything and I have a hard time reading when I doze off and then can’t remember the last thing I read, or where I left off. I am hoping that I can get into a more routine sleep schedule as I continue to heal and then devote so many hours a day to reading, writing reviews, etc.

Keep the book suggestions coming, as I have many many weeks of healing ahead of me!

The Color of Heaven and How It Ended

After Sophie is saved from plunging her car into the water, she is walking to her moms (Cora). Everything looks the same; the yard, the house, even her mother. Her mom lets her in, saying she had been waiting a long time for her to show up. It was her mother’s turn to tell her the story of her life. Sophie is not sure she is ready for this, but sits down anyway.

The story of Sophie’s mom and dad brings her the closure she is looking for. Sophie learns that there is such a thing as unconditional love, and just like she did for her daughter, protecting her and taking care of her, Sophie’s mom did the same for her.

(I don’t want to reveal too much of this story to you, should you decide to read it, but there are spoiler alerts ahead!)

Sophie hears the story of her Dad, Peter, and her real father, Matt. How Cora was engaged to Peter, Matt disappeared for years, and one day shows back up. Cora realizes Matt is who she truly loves, and ends it with Peter. Growing up, Cora, Peter, and Matt were inseparable.

Matt is also dying of brain cancer, with a 50% chance of making it through surgery. Cora spends every possible minute with Matt, and Peter even shows up on the day of his surgery to be there for both Sophie and Matt.

Cora ends up married to Peter, who promised Matt he would always take care of her. Sophie sees how everything has come full circle, and finally hears from Peter about how he blamed himself for her mother’s death. She didn’t leave anyone, she was killed in an airplane accident.

Sophie’s high school love also comes back into the picture, and they end up married, having 2 children of their own.

This really is a great story, a fast read, and I promise I did not give out too many spoilers that you would not enjoy reading this yourself. There is so much more that happened that I didn’t even mention 🙂 I downloaded this story free on my Nook, so if you have an e-reader, you should definitely look up this book and get it for yourself!

Did I Miss Something?

Okay, truth be told, it is 5 am, I cannot focus on my statistics book, and it is Friday, which is when I usually search for and find free books for my Nook. Which I am on right now (Friday fun facts will post later; I need my actual laptop for that!) 

Always a critic of electronic readers, I do still buy books. But, I cannot just walk into Barnes & Noble and take several (or even one) book home without paying for it, right? Right. And I have discovered some great authors through these free books whose other works I will now be purchasing for my bookshelves.

With that being said, what is up with all of the books about BDSM (or whatever the hell its initials are), women falling in love with ghosts, and people are really still writing about women falling in love with werewolves? Still? Yes, I read through all of the Twilight books like a crazy person and I’m not embarrassed to admit it; and yes I also read the 50 Shades books.

But good gracious, is no one capable of coming up with an original idea anymore? Have all the good storylines and plots been used up? Is this what we have to look forward to? Recycled and regurgitated stories with new names for the characters, a different city, and the same ol’ same ol’? 

This is one of the reasons I read To Kill a Mockingbird at least once a year. And luckily, there are still a few classics out there that I haven’t gotten to yet. And if you read these type of same storyline/different author books and I just pissed you off, I would apologize but this is nothing more than my humble opinion, and no; I will never apologize for my opinion. 

Is it really just me who gets annoyed by this type of writing? What annoys you (other than this post) about books?


Merry Christmas!

Bethleham                                                                                                                      The Greatest Gift Of All; My Salvation!

Wishing you and yours a Blessed, Wonderful Christmas, with everything you wish for, granted. To enjoy the gift of giving, and making others happy, is what truly makes me happy!

My Christmas gift to myself is going to be a Nook HD+ 🙂 I have enough gift cards to get this this year. I have always said I will never get an electronic reader, because I love my physical books! But I will definitely be using the apps on here, as well as managing my magazine subscriptions. I stopped my subscriptions to all magazines quite some time ago; I could not stand reading something once, and then throwing it in the trash.

Environmentally, this is a wonderful idea 🙂

Has your Christmas been everything you expected or hoped for? Did you have an outrageous surprise? I would love to hear about it!

Merry Christmas Everyone!