Saturday, May 25, 2013

Me on This Week's Book Week (53)

This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)

Spring is very much in full force out here. Everything's green and big and full of flowers. And the dandelion fluff is drifting through the air like springtime snow. Ick. I can only hope I don't get all stuffed up and sick.

So... my 6 weeks of antibiotics were up on Wednesday and I had an appointment with the doctor at the clinic. ... It was rather abrupt. The doctor looked at my finger and said I was done and asked a nurse to remove the PICC line. They've washed their hands of me. Basically, the 6 weeks were up, my bloodwork always came back fine with no abnormalities, my finger looked like it was healing. It's not completely better, some swelling comes and goes, I can't bend it without some discomfort. Apparently it's good enough for the clinic to say I'm done. I think my bloodwork was a big deciding factor, even at the start everything was normal. *sigh* We'll see. I see my family doctor next week, I'll ask what I should be doing now, if I need to go back on another round of oral antibiotics or wait until it blows up like a sausage again.

Wednesday was weird. I had a couple of nice e-mails early in the day (with some awesome stuff in them that you'll get to read soon) and then I went off to the outpatient clinic and was told I was done with my treatment and gently nudged out the door. It's nice having the PICC line out, though.

I was looking at my review schedule and July looks rather bereft. I might be filling it with books I haven't gotten the chance to read that have been out for months, books like For Darkness Shows the Stars or The Evolution of Mara Dyer. What books would you suggest?

Reviews this week will feature The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, and The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. :)
Borrowed from the library:
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Sever by Lauren DeStefano
Until I Die by Amy Plum (e-book)


  1. I've wanted to read The Evolution of Mara Dyer for a while now!

  2. I actually have both of these books! I started The Evolution of Mara Dyer, but it got confusing, and so I stopped reading, but I shouldn't have done that, because apparently, it's really good! But perhaps I will wait until closer to the release of The Retribution of Mara Dyer (March 2014), so I won't have to suffer in agony.

    As for Sever... I have an ARC, but I never read Fever! I planned on giving my ARC of Sever to a friend :)

    I have Until I Die! Brilliant sequel. I also have If I Should Die - brilliant ending :D

    Have a fantastic, reading-filled weekend! <3

    Check out my STS post!

  3. For Darkness Shows the Stars is amazing! My favourite read last year. And Mara Dyer is a lot of fun!

  4. I really need to read Mara Dyer #2!! I am soo behind!! Enjoy all your books!!

  5. I just started the Chemical Garden trilogy myself. Happy reading!

    Here's mine: