September IMM vlog! AND Sarah Sunday!

Hey ya’ll. So In My Mailbox is hosted weekly by The Story Siren. BTW, lol I didn’t notice that bump in my hair until I was done… and I was entirely too lazy to put up my hair and record all of this again. Here’s what I acquired in September – in no particular order, because I’m a dummy and didn’t keep them stacked in the order I mentioned them…

  • Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie
  • One Day It’ll All Make Sense by Common
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • Stem Cell Now by Christopher Thomas Scott
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  • Catching Fire; How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham
  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
  • Fallin’ Up; My Story by Taboo
  • My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • Beneath the Thirteen Moons by Kathryne Kennedy
  • The Return of the Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley
  • Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon
  • The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel by Diana Gabaldon
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
  • My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • The Postmortal by Drew Magary – thanks to Anastasia at The Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog!!!
  • Love Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare
  • Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
  • Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell
  • Songs of Love and Death anthology
  • Anthem: A Graphic Novel by Ayn Rand
  • Elixir by Hilary Duff
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire audio cassette

Sarah update: So due to a medical thingy I had LAST Friday, I was feeling pretty crappy this week. I still worked most of my shifts in the beginning of the week because I was told I could. Wednesday my little sister Amanda and baby nephew L came into town and I hung out with them, but running around with them visiting people was tiring me out. Plus my little brother’s dog jumped on my stomach and after that I started having more pain. By Thursday morning I called the nurse and I went to the doctor’s office and it was discovered I have / had a mild ovarian issue going on, so they put me on bedrest for this weekend. So from Thursday on I’ve pretty much been sitting / laying around the apartment and only getting up like once in a while. And the poor honeyman has been AMAZING at taking care of me – running all of the errands, making me food, getting stuff for me so I wouldn’t have to get up, laundry, etc. He’s just been the BEST. I’m feeling a bit better today, so I’m hoping that when I go to my follow-up appointment tomorrow they’ll give me the clearance to go back to work. I’m not gonna lie though – I really needed the rest. I was starting to go slightly mad working like 68 hours a week, and I’m hoping that when I go back to work we’ll at least be training a new person so my hours go back to normal. Oh and on Thursday night Amanda & L stayed one more night, and big sister Heather came over too and we all sat around and watched Friends and the honeyman went out and got us ice cream. It was fun, I never get to hang out with both my sisters at once 🙂

Bookish Update: Nada. I signed up for an impromptu readathon for this weekend, but I’ve failed miserably at that. It’s dark and gloomy outside, which makes me sleepy. Plus I’m not allowed to have caffeine right now, so yeah… makes reading for long periods of time pretty much impossible. I did read a bit more of Drums of Autumn, and I’m about 65 pages into Treasure Island.  And reading Treasure Island TOTALLY makes me want to find and watch the Muppet version. I’m pretty much giving up on big hopes of getting a ton of reading done until my work hours go back to normal. But I am hoping to get a couple hundred pages in today. We’ll see.

Happy Sunday and have a great week!

~Sarah

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9 comments

  1. Glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better at least!
    That is a lot of books you’ve managed to acquire this month! 🙂 I love that you just buy books you already own because they’re cheap! Oh, and Millie’s Fling is awesome! I so LOVE Jill Mansell, she writes the good chicklit. Happy reading and hope your doctor clears you for doing all things again!

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  2. OMG, East of Eden is my favourite thing ever in the whole wide world (well, maybe not that. But it’s awesome). Also, that Shakespeare book makes me sad, because I hate it when people give away books that someone has written to them in- I saw this book in a charity shop recently that was from someone to their bridesmaid, and I was super sad that they had given it away!

    Glad you’re feeling better, but not so much that you have go back to crazy work now!

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    1. I don’t think I could ever give away a book that someone wrote to me in. So to comfort myself with the Shakespeare book, I imagine that the married couple died and someone donated their books to the library. Kind of gruesome, but at least it’s a bit more sentimental.

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  3. Great stack! Where do I start? Well, you know, already, that I’m crazy-jealous of your Diana Gabaldon finds 🙂

    I have been curious about The Postmortal so that’s awesome that you won it (now I can see what you think of it first 🙂 ).

    I’m with you on Elixir and I actually saw this at Borders when I went. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t get it because now I’m hearing good things about it.

    That inscription in your Shakespeare book makes me so curious about Jeff and Gemma…there’s a story there somewhere…

    You KNOW I love some Wicked and Maguire in general so – Yay!

    I’ve been wanting to read Zeitoun, but it’s been languishing in my “to be purchased” pile for a bit, I need to step it up!

    I recently watched Common’s interview about this book on the Jon Stewart show and I was very impressed with him, should be a great read.

    I’m so glad you picked up My Fair Lazy! I really liked it and I hope you will enjoy it. I like Jen Lancaster, but this one had really been my fave so far. In some of her books (i.e.: Bitter is the New Black) she can come across as a jerk before she learns her “lesson” and that’s can be annoying after awhile.

    Glad you’re feeling better!

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    1. Thanks Steph! Hey keep an eye out here, near the end of the month I might do giveaways for my extra copies of The Exile (Outlander graphic novel) and Zeitoun. If life ever gets a little less hectic and I can focus more on blogging!

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