Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday Reads and a Hubby Update

I have an appointment with my dentist next Monday for my broken crown. Well, I assume it’s broken. There’s a hole in it. Maybe it can be patched. That would be awesome, but I’m not holding my breath on that. If I expect the stupid thing needs to be replaced, then anything else will be a pleasant surprise.

Here’s what I read the past week:

May 31: “Shades of Midnight” by Lara Adrian, Book 7 in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 383 pages. Blurb from book: Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child and evoke in her the inexplicable sense of otherness she has long felt within herself but never fully understood...until a darkly seductive stranger with secrets of his own enters her world. Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attack and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces—a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear. Man, if I could, I’d just read each book of this series back-to-back. But I kind of want to savor them, too, so I’m not. Plus, I have other stuff I have to do! I especially enjoyed the location of this book: Alaska. Kind of took me back to when I lived there (although I could have sworn it was colder J). Great read. Lots of suspense, romance, and some sexy vampires.

I find it interesting that I while I enjoyed reading before I wrote, it wasn’t until after I discovered my love for writing that my reading tastes exploded. I read more than ever now. And I want to read more than I have time for. I really didn’t think that was possible!

Hubby update: He’s really doing tons better now. Still can’t open his mouth all the way (so no biting into a sandwich) and tends to bite his tongue from time to time, but he’s back to eating most of his favorites (still can’t drink soda; the fizz burns too much), just with a knife and fork. He’s also back to walking after work and he’s already up to 9 miles a day. That right there tells me he’s feeling fine, and I couldn’t be happier!

So… What do you do for exercise? I started walking to and from the fitness center this week. So far, so good. I’m at least walking more than 10,000 steps a day now. Maybe next week I’ll add that cardio. We’ll see…

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

Nine miles a day--pretty impressive! Glad to hear he's doing so much better!

I don't do nearly enough exercising but I think I should start; the weight is creeping up again....

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I got Hubby a Fitbit and now he wants to compete with me in goals. I told him I'd never beat him because there's no way I'd walk that much in a day. My feet would revolt! :)

Maria Zannini said...

Wow! I didn't realize even soda could burn tender flesh.

Glad he's doing better. Now to fix your tooth. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - The carbonation really gets to him. I bet he's drinking it in a month, though (not that he needs to, or should!). He says the seepage has lessened, but is still noticeable.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Glad your husband is doing so much better!

I like walking too. Either walking my dog, or walking on the treadmill if the weather's not so great. In that case, I read while I walk.

Good luck with your tooth!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Since walking outside, I have gotten a little behind in my reading. Only drawback! :)