Sunday, August 8, 2021

Life With Leukemia (And Some Reading) - August 8

 It's Sunday Post time!  This is hosted by the awesome Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.

What I Got:

Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany
- I really enjoy other books from this author so I absolutely could not resist this first in a historical mystery series.  (from Publisher)

The Chuckling Fingers by Mabel Seeley - I read another book by this author a few months ago and really enjoyed discovering this American classic mystery author.  I'm looking forward to this one as well.  (from Publisher)

Death of a Red-Hot Rancher by Mimi Granger - I don't know much about this series or this author but it looks like a fun read so I thought I'd give it a try.  (from Publisher)


Reading:  Railroaded 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton and Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah

Listening:  The Corpse at the Crystal Palace by Carola Dunn

We had a pretty good week!  Will was feeling pretty good and had decent energy - and is sleeping pretty well which is very much connected.  His appetite is still really low and the last few rounds of chemo have suppressed his immune system to just about nothing so we stayed at home this week.   He played video games and we had a lot of Nerf gun battles.  We had planned on starting school Monday but because some of his friends don't start till this Monday he talked me into waiting so he could play online with them for longer.  So THIS week we are starting school which includes an hour long in person class on Thursday!  Since it's a homeschool group the class size is only seven kids and the teacher is super careful.  We got the class safety precaution plan approved by his oncologists and we are good to go!  It's physics so he is really looking forward to the subject matter and I'm excited (and nervous) for him to be around other kids in person.  

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. Ooh Deadly Summer Nights- I want to get that one too! I absolutely LOVE that cover!

    Glad Will had a good week. And good luck with back to school. that's nice he got to wait a week and have some more time with them. Nerf gun battles sound fun. :)

  2. I've got ARCs for Deadly Summer Nights and Death of a Red-Hot Rancher as well. The third one intrigued me, but I just don't have time in my September schedule. It's pretty much packed as it is.

    FYI Mimi Granger is the latest pen name for Kylie Logan. As a result, I'm looking forward to this new book.

  3. Happy reading, I have seen you talk about Vicki Delany so hope this new series is good.

  4. Yay for joining beloved authors on new adventures! I love it when I find a new series by someone I know I can trust to tell me a good story! I hope Will enjoys his partial return back to school and that you all have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  5. Yea for Will going to "school"! I think it will be really good for him and for you.

    Some lovely cozy mysteries you got this week. I also like the title and the cover for Deadly Summer Nights!

    Hope you will have a good week and good luck...!

    Elza Reads

  6. Online video games have been such a great way for the kids to stay connected.

  7. I'm so glad Will had a good week! I hope the start of school goes well, including the in-person class.

    Deadly Summer Nights looks good. I have been cautious about picking up too many new ARCs, but I might have to request that one. I do enjoy Vicki Delany!

    Have a good week, and enjoy your new books.

  8. Hope Will has a good school year - Physics already? wow. The Chuckling Fingers title made me "chuckle." LOL have a good week.

  9. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany looks like a good one. Enjoy

  10. Glad Will is doing good and feels well enough to start school. Physics at his age? Wow, we didn't get that option until a much older age!

    I hope you all have a great week!

  11. I hope it's a great week with school starting. I'm glad Will felt pretty good for his last week of summer break.

    I'm not sure of his exact age so he might be a little young for this but Mark Lawrence has a gamer trilogy where the main character has cancer (and survives). He might enjoy it at some point.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  12. Oh that's great that Will got to push school back a week to have more fun times with his friends. Hope he has a great first day back!

  13. I'm so glad to hear that you guys had a good week.

    I can't wait to read Deadly Summer Nights. It looks so good. I have a few of the other cozies you mentioned. They all look so good.

    Have a great week!

  14. I’m glad Will is feeling good. I hope he has tons of fun in school.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  15. I am glad Will is doing well enough to play video games with friends and think about starting school.

    I like the look of that book Deadly Summer Nights, even though I haven't yet read the author.

    Enjoy your week!

  16. We are currently reading the same book!! I love the Sophie Kimball series!

  17. Thanks for the heads up on the Mimi Granger book. Always nice to get in on a new series!
    I hope Will has a great week and enjoys the in person class.

  18. Glad to hear that Will had a good week!!! And the setup sounds perfect for his school - a little social but still feeling safe for you all. And I get your nerves mama! My thoughts are with you!

    The Vicki Delaney books look so good!

  19. I'm happy to hear Will is feeling better and also gets to do some in person socializing! 🤗

    I saw on Facebook that the week is off to a pretty good start. 🌞

  20. It is hard to think that school is already back in session. I am glad that Will is going to be able to take an in-person class this year. I hope that you have a great week and enjoy all of your new books.

  21. It'll be nice for him to be around other kids in person even for just a little while each week. I understand your nervousness. Even though my girls are inoculated, with this Delta Variant around and not knowing who's vaccinated...