Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
What I Reviewed:
- [28 Jul] #SundayPost: Gorgeous Weather
- [29 Jul] A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham ★★★½
- [30 Jul] Say You Still Love Me by KA Tucker ★★★★
- [30 Jul] Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds ★★★★
- [31 Jul] ARC August Challenge 2019
- [31 Jul] Resist by K. Bromberg ★★★★★
- [1 Aug] Make Me Lose by Ember Leigh ★★★★
- [2 Aug] #FreebieFriday: August 2nd
- [3 Aug] Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean ★★★★★
What’s Coming Up:
- Discretion by Karina Halle
- I’d Rather Not by Lani Lynn Vale
- The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
- Stay With Me by Nicole Fiorina
- Big Shot by Katy Evans
This Week’s New Releases:
What I Found Online:
This Week’s Book Haul:
How is it August?! I’m not ready to go back to work (see my meme above). This week I have a training on Friday (I am a mentor teacher for beginning teachers). Then I have to officially report back to work on August 16th.
I had a meltdown this week. I was out at a doctors appointment and couldn’t understand what was said even with my hearing aids in. I kept having to ask them to repeat themselves and it was so frustrating. As soon as I walked out, I burst into tears. Being impaired like that is scary. Its overwhelming. I’m trying to remind myself that I had surgery and it might take more time to get back to normal. But, right now, everything is worse than it was before I had the surgery which is freaking me out. This is really typical of my OCD. I fixate on something and panic that the worst has/is happening. Knowing its my OCD doesn’t make my brain stop though and this day it all just got the better of me. So, bottom line, I’m scared. I’m scared my hearing is so impaired I can’t function well. I’m scared this is going to make my agoraphobia grow. I’m scared that going to work in a few weeks is going to be too difficult with my hearing issues and every day will be overwhelming. I’m trying to manage those fears.
Saturday I had a family get together which is always great. First, most of my mom’s family is hearing impaired like me, so everyone talks loud. Second, we all “get” each other. One cousin is an author, one is a professor, one is just plain quirky, and then there are the 2 I used to nanny for when I was in college who now have kids of their own! Plus, my aunts and uncles are fun too. 3 of us don’t want/never wanted kids so we bond over that. Then the professor and I chat about teaching (she is WAY smarter than me obviously, but turns out, teaching is teaching at any age). Then the author and I chat books. Its all very relaxed and given my recent stress, I need that.
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!