This has been one of those weeks I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Galen was sick all week. There’s a bad cold, or possibly the flu, going around and it caught him. The alternate explanation is “con crud”. For those blissfully not familiar, con crud is the crap you come down with after spending a week at a conference or convention. You run around like crazy, you wear yourself down, and you spend a lot of time packed into heated rooms with LOTS of strangers. Airborne diseases are, well, airborne, and stuff happens.
Tuesday I fell. No big deal. I could tell I’d tweaked something in my left ankle, but I’ve done that before. Entirely too many times. No big deal. At least not until the bruise on my right leg swelled to epic proportions. Literally epic. It felt like someone shoved a grapefruit under my skin. It hurt so much I couldn’t walk. Scared us both half to death. After all the drama, and there was plenty of it, it turns out that my ankle really is cracked, but there’s nothing structurally wrong with my right leg. I just have a gigantic (and extremely colorful) bruise from above my knee to below my ankle.
And I caught the con crud. This week’s reading schedule may not survive contact with reality. Or with the goop in my head.
$10 Book or $10 Gift Card in the For the Love of Books Giveaway Hop
10 paperback copies of The Cottage at Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy
$100 Amazon Gift Card and 4 signed prints of Staying for Good from Catherine Bybee
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A Review: On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville Frankel
B+ Review: The Cottage on Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy + Giveaway
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B+ Review: The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams
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Coming Next Week:
Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh (review)
Tough Justice: Countdown by Carla Cassidy, Tyler Anne Snell, Emmy Curtis and Janie Crouch (blog tour review)
Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore (review)
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (review)
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (review)