The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books!
My shoulders have been sore intermittently for months, so when my left shoulder started twinging more insistently and more often a week or two ago, I didn’t pay it much attention. I should have. By Monday night any movement or exertion of the arm was painful. By Tuesday early afternoon, it hurt so much I could hardly use it at all, so I went to the doctor. Turns out I probably have rotator cuff tendinitis (yes, that’s the medical spelling — it looks wrong to me, too.) The recommendation is rest, ibuprofen, ice and heat, and gentle stretching and exercise — specific ones, which the doctor gave me in a packet. If it’s not better in a couple of weeks, he’ll send me for x-rays and physical therapy. So far, it’s improving, if not as fast or thoroughly as I’d like. (Who am I kidding? I want to wave a wand and poof! It’s back to normal. Silly me. Even in the Harry Potter books, it can take a a while to set things right again.)
Still, I’m counting my blessings: I work from home; I have dictation software to take strain off my arms and hands; I don’t have to start conducting rehearsals for a month; and it is getting better. But I never realized just how much you use your non-dominant arm for, and how much I do that requires two working arms! And on the “silver lining” side, the cat and I are enjoying reading and snuggling while I ice or heat my shoulder. (I read; she snuggles and purrs. She never used to be snuggly, until a few years ago. I’m soaking it up.)
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 1/21/2017
- Death & the Gravedigger’s Angel (Loretta Ross) – review
- TOUR: About That Kiss (Jill Shalvis) – review
- RIP Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)
- News & Notes – 1/27/2017
- Sunday Post – 1/28/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Waiting on… February New Releases
- News & Notes – 2/03/2017
- Sunday Post – 2/04/2017 – tentative
The sign-up linky for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 is live, and the challenge has begun! This is the last week you’ll see this reminder for a while, but don’t worry, you can sign up anytime before December 2018.
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Death and the Viking’s Daughter (ARC) and posted a review. I’m still making my way through The Problim Children (ARC) and A Scandal in Battersea (library.) I was in too much pain Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to focus on a new book, so I started rereading Mercedes Lackey’s Collegium Chronicles, and just kept going. I got through the first four and I’m in the middle of the last one.
Listening to: Still listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but I’m making progress!
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
I kept the Kindle acquisitions down this week. The Atherton and Graham books are in series I follow, and I figured both Robin and I would enjoy the Pratchett and the Le Guin.