Thursday, April 13, 2017

Contrary to Popular Belief, I'm Still Reading - Just Extraordinarily Slowly!

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. I'm not sick anymore, but I just haven't been able to get back to my normal book-a-day reading style - falling behind to a book-a-month pace is just not my style! I do have a doctor's appointment later on today, but since I keep a good eye on my blood sugar levels, I'm not all 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.

I'm actually still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 158 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. So far - or as of Saturday afternoon, April 8th, at least - I've done all twelve jigsaw puzzles out of my box of twelve.

As for watching intriguing movies, Mareena and I watched The Day Reagan Was Shot on television. The movie was actually released in 2001, but was broadcast on the 'Decades Channel' on Thursday night, March 30th. Apparently, Ronald Reagan was shot on March 30th, 1981. Since the 'Decades Channel' seems to broadcast many movies or television programs to commemorate major events or anniversaries, that movie seems particularly appropriate.

Actually, I must admit that even though the shock and fear experienced by the country was totally to be expected, I was still quite shocked to see just how much of a tailspin everything went into 'behind the scenes'. I mean nobody can really be fully prepared for an assassination attempt obviously, but oh my goodness, I wasn't expecting to see just how close the government came to utter chaos. At least, it seemed that way to me as I watched the movie.

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 just started reading The Vanishing: A Novel by Wendy Webb on Wednesday, March 29th! Actually, the book arrived in the afternoon mail two days before that. I was absolutely thrilled because I kept looking through my own library and nothing was really catching my attention. I'm a little surprised by my slow reading pace, but I am really enjoying this book anyway.

According to Goodreads - as of today, April 13th - I've actually read 120 pages out of 304 in The Vanishing: A Novel by Wendy Webb; or approximately 39 percent. Since my own copy of The Vanishing: A Novel by Wendy Webb actually has 290 pages in it; reading 120 pages means that I have read approximately 41 percent.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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