Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Reading Update and I Don’t Have COVID

My daughter tested positive for COVID on Saturday (after exhibiting cold symptoms). She works from our house and spent the night Friday (like she usually does).

To say we were nervous, is an understatement, even though neither Hubby nor I were experiencing any symptoms. But Hubby had a doctor appointment coming up, so we got tested just to be sure.


Whew. What a relief.

We still don’t know how our daughter got it (and thankfully she had a very mild case). She’s the most careful of all of us (we’ve all had shots and boosters) and when she goes out, she’s usually out with us (and always wearing a mask). Just shows you how strange this disease is, I guess.

Here’s what I read since my last update:

Book 2

Dates read: January 3-10, 2022
Title: The Body Collector
Year of publication: 2020
Author: Landra Graf
Genre: Sci-fi romance
Series: Bad Boys of Space #3
# of Pages: 224
Paper or plastic: Trade paperback
How obtained: Purchased from author
Blurb from the book: Alexander ‘Big Al’ Smith signed on as a government body collector to get away from his parents and determine his own future. Illegal black marketing of body organs was supposed to be his path to early retirement…until he got caught.
    Loyda Miles, government investigator, seeks the truth—against the wishes of her boss—and she’ll blackmail Al over his illegal ventures to help her capture the culprits behind the disappearances of thousands from the Saturn ring jails.
    When Loyda finds herself wanted for her boss’s death, the tables turn and Al’s the one in a position of power. In exchange for protection and his help in getting the people responsible, she’s willing to help clear his name. Exploring the attraction between them during seductive nights and danger-filled days is an added incentive.
    In a deadly race against time, Al and Loyda must outrun government forces and discover the mastermind behind this conspiracy…if they don’t want to ‘disappear’ like all the others…
My thoughts: People who enjoy the “enemies to lovers” trope will probably eat this one up. It’s not a favorite trope of mine, but the action and adventure in this book helped me get past the enemies thing. I do like how characters from previous books show up in later ones.

So... We had to wait unusually long for our test results. We were able to get tested on base on Monday, but the Tricare website was down Monday night through Tuesday night! Doesn’t it seem like the case when you really want a website to work and it doesn’t? So we don’t know if our results just took a long time, or if we got notified late because the site was down. But it was a relief to see NOT DETECTED on the results!

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you didn't get it as well. This variant is zapping everyone, regardless of being vaccinated or not. They're saying this might actually spell the end of the pandemic. Finally!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - That would be nice.