"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Monday, September 19, 2011

What are you reading (31)?

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event now hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books. It's helpful way to take a look at what you have read and what you want to read!

Well this is a week I hope not to repeat any time soon.  Work was extremely busy.  We're going through "Lean Training," which is based on the Toyota work model.  It's extremely interesting, and I can see it really helping us, but being on the committee for it is exhausting.  I had training for three days, plus had to stay to take care of some other tasks.  I practically fell into bed each night.  Then on Wednesday night, I noticed that Anthony had a bit of a runny nose.  I didn't think much of it, until Thursday morning when he woke up and couldn't breath through his nose.  My mom and I figured it was either allergies and a head cold.  I spoke with my Dr. and he recommended children's Vicks and a cold air humidifier. 

Well, on Saturday it moved into his chest.  He was ok for most of the day, but by 8 that night, he had really eaten much and I felt that his breathing was more labored.  We packed him up and took him to the Children's Hospital ER.  They gave him two breathing treatments to help with the wheezing, and afterwords, they were able to tell that he had Croup.  He took an oral steroid and is doing almost 100% better today.  He's like a different baby.  We didn't get home though until 2 AM so I was pretty tired today.  Couple that with several nights of little to no sleep and I haven't been a happy camper!!

So that was my week.  Not a ton of reading time.  Here's the rundown.

Reviewed (links attached):
Read this past week:
  • Pretty Little Liars: Sara Shepard (REVIEW TO COME...this was my audio for the week, but I ended up finishing up with the book because I couldn't wait for Monday to keep going with the audio...I was too intrigued)
I'm going to continue reading the books I laid out last week.  I've gotten pretty far in two of them and should have them finished up here in the next day or two, barring that nothing else happens.

I also think I'm going to start looking into books to read and review for BANNED BOOKS WEEK (this is such a powerful week in the reading world!).  I also want to get started on the Word Shakers current review book which you can sign up for at Sheila's blog.

Also, I have some new audio to start.  I finally decided to try some James Patterson (1st to Die ) and Heist Society by Ally Carter.  These are subject to change though depending on my mood...lol

So that's my week...How bout yours?


heather said...

I love Lorna Landvik's books.

Sunnysmileqt said...

Heather - I loved the first one of hers that I read. I thought this one was just so-so. I'm not giving up yet though. I have a few other's I'd love to read!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You did have a crazy busy week! I am glad you are joining in on the read a long and banned books...

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

I haven't gotten around to Chain Reaction yet, but I am looking forward to it. I loved Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction.

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

What a beautiful blog! Enjoy your reading.

pussreboots said...

Given how busy you were at work and with a sick child, I'm amazed you got anything posted or anything read.

I'm reading three picture books a night with my children. That's making my list seem really long. I also got some longer books finished too. Please come see what I've read.

Sunnysmileqt said...

Sheila - I'm super excited about Banned Books week. I'm hoping to be able to get off work early on Friday so I can meet Laurie Myracle at our local library. She's helping them to kick off the week.

Kathy Ann - I loved Chain Reaction just as much as the first two!! I was sad to see this series come to an end!

Lisa - Thanks! I've been working hard on it :)

Pussreboots - I love picture books! Anthony and I read a board book a night together. His favorite so far is Ten Little Geckos. My aunt got it for him in Arizona :)

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