Sunday, January 24, 2010

Week in Review: January 17-23

~Week in Review~

Where did the week go? Where, I ask you?

It was a busy little week in our household. We are working on potty training and I've never said "Poop" and "Potty" more in my life. LIttle Red Head had his 2 year checkup and everyone agrees he is brilliant and off the charts! Well, no actually, but the nurse raised an eyebrow and said "Really?" when he started to say his letters in the book we brought. Brilliant, I know.! I changed doctors to the doc who saw him when he hurt his leg because I liked his direct approach. Our last doctor was a bit too mellow for me. I need someone who matches my hysteria with answers. Like for example, the little one had a sore neck one day last week and I freaked out thinking it was Menigitis. (I know, I'm not's just the crazy that I am now). So, I told the doctor this and he said "Okay, let's talk about Menigitis!" Direct, I like that. Does he think I'm a special blend of crazy? You bet...but he still treats me with respect and answers my over-the-top questions.
Good visit overall. Got the second H1N1 shot. Didn't like that. 43% percentile for weight. 13% for height. And still 100% percentile in head. Big Brains.

The rest of the week was work, running around to finish up Christmas parties for my husbands work and transferring my Grandma back to the nursing home. Yeah! She is doing okay...very slowly but surely coming back. Really it's up to her and her will to further her progress. Cross your fingers!

On to my week in books. I've been a real loser when it comes to commenting this week. I've been reading what I can though quickly! I'll try to do better this week.

I finished Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles for the blog tour this week. I LOVED this book and am very excited to tell you all about it. It was the PERFECT saucy romance read for me. I also finished Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo and am doing a Giveaway (see last post). I started House Rules by Jodi Picoult and I am 110% absorbed and am having a hard time pulling my head up out of this one. Here's the thing with Jodi. Now that I have a child, she is very different to read, MORE emotional, if you can imagine. I have read Handle With Care and this one since I've had my son and my heart thumps loudly as I read and it doesn't take me long to come to tears. Damn you, Jodi! :)

I received my copies of Beautiful Dead by Eden Maguire and Merlin's Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton for the Blog Tours I'm doing in February and March for Sourcebooks Fire. Check them out here. I'm really excited to read these amazing teen titles from this awesome publisher. I'll also be giving away a copy of each of these.

This week I hope to finish House Rules and start on my next Blog Tour title which I received on Friday. Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione. This will be the final romance read for this saucy month. Next I have to read The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff for my book club next month. Quite a change from sexy Paranormal Romance to a book about Mormons. I've got range, I tell ya'! RANGE!!!!

I think that's it for books.

Today I am heading off to see The Lovely Bones with my crazy friend, Rachel to further our Book/Movie Adventure. I have made the decision though to NOT read the book. I have been told by a few people it's very graphic in the abuse and well, I just don't need to read that.

After the movie, I am going to pretend to whoop it up with my husband and in laws during the Vikings vs. Saints game today.

Simply said, I am a baseball gal.

Have a great week everyone and as always, Happy Reading!

red headed book child


Jenny said...

Wow, lots of reviews coming up!! I haven't read The Lovely Bones either because I heard it was weird and disturbing. I do want to see the movie though.

And I can't wait to meet you at the book blogger convention!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Wow! You are a busy girl! Hope you love the movie :)

Amy J said...

I am also doing Ecstasy Unveiled.
Gentlemen prefer Succubi was awesome huh? I have to get my hands on the next book in that series soon!

I too had bad experiences with doctors who were to mellow. My middle daughter was sick for the first month of her life. She threw up constantly, never cried and just looked horrible. They kept switching her formula saying that she wasn't on the right one.
FINALLY the third hospital got an earful from me and ran tests. She was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis and was treated for it. They told me if we would have waited another 24 hours she would have been dead. She suffers from deafness and mental retardation now, but at least she is alive. NEVER let a doctor be mellow when it comes to your child. YOU know when something is wrong with your child.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Let me know what you thought of the movie. I liked both (have you read my dual review?) I didn't think the book was too was just told realistically. I think you're missing out if you don't read it, but that's just my little opinion among others! =O)

Trev said...

Potty training and my poor two year old has forgotten how to say "Yes". Sigh. Your briliant child makes me realy nervous, I mean i'd like one of the four to have a chance and I thought it was Liam for sure! I am totally revitalizing a new household bedtime routine starting tonight. Back to the basics and reading time for all. The boys may hate me but dammit we're reading!

Lisa said...

I used to do the same thing with my kids when they were little! But I never did have a doctor that I felt I could call so easily. How lucky you are to have found him!

Marie Cloutier said...

Enjoy your baseball! :-) I'm glad to hear your grandmother is doing better- I'll keep her in my prayers!

Ms. B said...

You may be a baseball gal, but come on...that game was INTENSE! Haha! I've heard the same thing about The Lovely Bones and I just don't know if I want to read it or not. I've heard some mixed reviews of the movie, so I'll be interested to see what you thought.

Christine said...

I love the catch up on what's going on in your house, Michelle. Of course the little guy is off the charts fantastic. Duh! And how great that you found this doctor that suits you and your little guy.

I've been passing over Jill Myles book.. .and I don't know why. It's getting great reviews and all... maybe I've overdosed on paranormal romance and it doesn't grab my attention anymore? Either way, looking forward to your review. I love Larissa Ione's Demonica world, so will be picking up Ecstasy Unveiled at some point very soon. Now finding the time to read it will be a different story.. ..