Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Technically, I'm Not Suffering From Reader's Block!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

To be perfectly honest, I haven't really been doing that much lately. Actually, I really haven't been feeling all that well for the past couple of weeks. I do have a doctor's appointment next month, but since I keep a good eye on my blood sugar levels, I'm not that worried about my diabetes.

I'm having some difficulty walking properly, but mentioning that to the doctor has only resulted in being told that she couldn't do anything more than prescribe Tylenol for me. I know that it sounds like she thinks I'm a hypochondriac or something, but that's not it: I'm just on a medication that would react badly with Advil. So, basically the only pain reliever that I can take is Tylenol.

Anyway, on Saturday afternoon, March 11th - Mareena finally located a movie on the 'On Demand' Channel that she had told me about a couple of weeks ago. She said that she could not recall the name of it, but that the movie was actually about a woman who moves into an apartment that may or may not be haunted. Since she knows that I have always enjoyed watching movies about haunted houses - just like I enjoy reading books about haunted houses - she thought that I would like to watch the movie.

Well, the movie was actually called Havenhurst and was released in 2016. It wasn't exactly what Mareena had described to me, but it was still very good. There was a subplot involving the first documented American serial killer, in modern times at least - H. H. Holmes - and was really quite intriguing.

Mareena and I had actually watched a documentary together about H. H. Holmes several years ago. There had been speculation put forward in that documentary that some of the places that he had frequented were actually haunted - not necessarily by his ghost, but by the spirits of some of his victims. According to this documentary, Holmes may or may not have been Jack the Ripper as well. To be perfectly honest - while I do believe in the paranormal - I'm not sure about those claims of Holmes' victims hauntings. Although the Jack the Ripper theory seemed highly plausible.

I'm actually still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 129 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! I have also started doing jigsaw puzzles again as well.

As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage which I finished on Friday, March 3rd! Actually, I have one other book by this author on my bookshelf already, although The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage is the first book of hers that I have read. I suppose it makes sense since this was also Ms. Brundage's debut novel.

I started reading Psychward by Stephen B. Seager, M. D. on Thursday, March 9th! This is actually a reread for me from approximately six and a half years ago. Although I've read 70 pages out of 251 - approximately 28 percent of the book by Sunday, March 12th - my reading pace is remarkably slow. I may just put the book aside for a while and then pick it up again later.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm a newbie as far as book blogging goes, having been blogging at my daughter's blog for only about two and a half years. Now it's time for me to get my feet wet on my own. Please be gentle with this blogger. Love to hear from you all. Have a great day! :)