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Net Galley Wellness Pledge 2014

So I've taken the pledge for this summer. I'm going to have a lot of time where I'm not going to be able to be very active this summer, when I have surgery in about two weeks. I won't be able to go back to work for six weeks after I recover, so during the six week healing process, I'm going to have a lot to do to keep me from going crazy. So one of the things I'm going to work on during my recovery period is catching up on my reviews. I have them out there on this blog, and Goodreads, but I am definitely behind. So I signed the pledge to keep me on track, and give me some motivation to improve the quantity and quality of my Net Galley reviews in particular and other books in general.

Feature and Follow #29

So here's my #Feature and #Follow (#29 for me). This is a great prompt because there are just so many books, most of them YA, that I was looking forward to in 2014. Most of these are continuations of an ongoing series, because once I start with an author and a series I like, I *have* to keep going. Here are just a few:

#IAmSubject Project

I am participating in Diane DeBella’s #iamsubject project  Here is my #iamsubject story.
Surgery. A word that summons images of clean whiteness, sterile air, and rubbing alcohol. The smell of rubbing alcohol strikes more fear into my heart than a thought of a needle piercing my skin. Last year was my year for needles, so I’m not fazed much by them anymore. I learned a lot about my body last year. I learned to listen, and demand that I be taken seriously for my pain. My cramps had become steadily worse—and then stopped altogether. Then after a month or so, they’d start up again, worse than before, with a lot of heavy bleeding. I wasn’t on any form of birth control and I knew—I knew—something wasn’t right, and I was scared enough to go to the emergency room. This is where my story picks up with a lot of other women: the dread of male doctors, mansplaining to me what I already know—it’s cramps!--and a condescending pat on the head wit…


Tuesday Afternoon, Part One

Memorial Day 5/25/14 Sunday

I'm glad I went. I wasn't feeling well, but I didn't want to sit at home either. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be being around all the little ones. I tried to concentrate on having a good time and it worked. At least today it did. I had to sit down a lot but I was able to walk along a little path and go riding in the Arctic cat so that was fun.