Sunday, 24 February 2019

Sunday Post / It's Monday What Are You Reading?

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.

Good Morning, Everyone!

What Am I Currently Reading?

Last week wasn't a good week for me; well, at least it was a bad week for reading. I've only had time to read a few pages in the thriller The Lost Night by Andrea Bratz. I do like what little I have read so far. I spent the majority of my free time boxing more my grandmother's belongings from her apartment this week. The storage unit wasn't available until Friday afternoon. It's a little smaller than what I thought it would be, but it'll have to do for now. Despite the freezing rain yesterday, we (my mother & me) did get all of the bookshelves and all of the boxed "fragile" items into storage. The weather is supposed to be better today, so we're planning on moving all of the furniture today. We borrowed a dolly from a relative and we have another relative who is going to help. Plus, my dad will be helping as well. He would've helped yesterday, but with all the boxes in the way only two people can maneuver inside my grandma's apartment. If there's time this afternoon, we're going to move a cabinet/bookshelf, nightstand, a magazine rack, and a small shelf to my grandma's room at the nursing home.

I hate this cold weather! I've been sick most of the week with another cold and sore throat. And to top it off, I now have a cold sore! So, I'm guessing being in and out and of the rain yesterday didn't help me any. I'm temporary back on caffeine! And, no, this isn't the reason why I have a cold sore. I already had it before I added the caffeine back into my life. I'm overexerting myself and I need an extra boost from caffeine to get me through this weekend. Once we get my grandma's stuff out of her apartment, then I can relax and switch back to decaf.

UPDATE: Just a few minutes after posting this, I was informed my grandmother either had a seizure or a light stroke earlier this morning. She's prone to seizures (or what she refers as "spells"), but hasn't had one in very long time.

UPDATE: It was a light seizure. Grandma seems to be doing alright!

UPDATE (6:50 PM): A little update on my grandmother. She was a bit loopy after her seizure, so they ended up sending her to a hospital in the city. The doctors think her seizure medicine was too high of a doze and caused the seizure. She might be released back the nursing home sometime tomorrow. On a side note, we moved all of my grandma's furniture to the storage unit. However, we didn't take the tall bookshelf, nightstand, or magazine rack to the nursing home since my grandmother wasn't there at the time. So the plan is take the furniture to her room on Tuesday. There's a few things left in her apartment that we'll pick up tomorrow. Then we'll clean the apartment on Wednesday.

UPDATE (Monday 11:30 PM): My grandma is still in the hospital. She had a cold at the end of the last week. She had a fever today and a really bad cough. After a few tests, she has been diagnosed with pneumonia! She will be in the hospital for awhile. If everything goes as planned, I'll be visiting her on Thursday. As for my grandmother's apartment, we finished moving everything out of it today; though we didn't take any furniture to her nursing home room. Instead we put everything in storage for the time being. 

UPDATE (Wednesday): If everything goes as planned, my grandmother will be released from the hospital sometime tomorrow.


Last Week's Reviews

The Passage
(Winter Reads)

The Restoration Series: Jonathan's Walk
(Web Series Review)

In the Mail

I received two children's books in the mail last week to review. The titles are Goosebumps Slappyworld: It's Alive! It's Alive! by R.L. Stine and Middle School: Born to Rock by James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts. Plus, I also received the thriller The Chef by James Patterson & Max DiLallo, which I had pre-ordered a few weeks ago.

Honestly, I can't wait for February to be officially over with. My life has been way to stressful lately! Once we get my grandmother officially moved out, I can get back on track with my reading and reviewing! And I can't wait to do so, I have many "great" books I want to read this year!


  1. Oh my goodness! I hope your grandmother is doing okay.

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. She had a fever today and was later diagnosed with pneumonia.

  2. How strange for seizure medication to cause a seizure! Hang in there; February will be over soon.

  3. You are awesome to do so much to help your grandmother. I hope she is better this week. Once the moving things is finished, I hope you can get a bit more rest and feel better yourself. Take care! Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I will be thinking of you and your family. I am sure once you get Grandma settled all will feel better.

    1. In addition to her Dilantin level being too high, she now has pneumonia! She'll be in the hospital for awhile.


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