Sunday, August 29, 2021

Life with Leukemia (And Some Reading) - August 29

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:

Getaway with Murder by Diane Kelly - This takes place in an Inn in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is the first in a new series so I'm looking forward to this one! 

An Eggnog to Die For by Amy Pershing - I enjoyed the 1st book in the series though it wasn't a favorite so I'm hoping this second book clicks more with me.

Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran - I have been loving the MSW series and was really pleased to see they brought in a cozy mystery author so I'm excited about this one.


Reading:  A Whisker of Trouble by Sofie Ryan and Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany

Listening:  A Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Watching:  We switched up our streaming services and picked up HBO Max so I've been re-watching Friends from the first season and absolutely loving it!

Comet has been very busy guarding the house lately.  Any time he sees any one outside he is right at the window and if the UPS man dares to walk up to the door he goes tearing through the house to hide.  It's really quite a study in bravery.

Will woke up not feeling well Friday.  No fever but severe nausea, no energy, and super super pale.  Thankfully, he's feeling better and we didn't have to head to the hospital but it made for a long couple of days.  I'm not sure if it was from the transition off steroids and to a different IV chemo or if he picked up a germ from his in person class.  It is good that even suppressed his immune system was able to deal with whatever it was.  

We were able to get some really good school days in and some relaxing time in between.  I'm trying to keep things simple and not add in all the things but there are so many fascinating subjects to cover I want to get to them all.  I keep reminding myself baby steps.  

I've had some insomnia this week which has enabled me to get lots of reading done which was good but has left me feeling a bit sleepy which I haven't enjoyed.  I've been getting in a 20 minute light workout or yoga in each day this week and I think that's helping.  

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. I love the look of Deadly Summer Nights, I'm definitely going to get that one.

    Aww Comet sounds like quite the guardian. :)

    I hope Will is feeling even better and that you guys have a great weekend! :)

  2. Relieved to hear Will got over his illness well, pleased you've been enjoying some cosy looking books, and your cat's behaviour is hilarious! Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂

  3. Sorry Will had a couple of rough days but hope that he has a good week coming. Hope your sleep improves as well. Our 2 cats and even previous cats have not loved when the UPS or FED-X men arrived. They seem to scare of the doorbell ringing as well when that happens. Comet is a cutie.

  4. Hope you enjoy your new reads! Deadly Summer Nights looks good! Glad that Will got over his illness quickly and hope that he is doing as well as he can be now. I am sure all those medicines can really make him sick. :(

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  5. Watching Friends from the beginning sounds like great fun! 📺

    I'm relived will didn't have to go to the hospital. 🤗

    Have a wonderful new week. 🌞

  6. I'm glad Will is feeling better. My prayers are with you and your family. Happy reading.

    Sara | Book Confessions of an ExBallerina

  7. I hope Will feels better this week...and that Comet protects your house! LOL. I love orange cats.

    Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  8. Sounds like a rough week for the Fam. I hope this week is much better. I'm glad you have a cute cat around for a bit of levity. Hang in there!

  9. I'm so glad Will was able to get over it and hope he has a great week. Sometimes I need to read more than I need to sleep to rest my mind. But eventually, you need some sleep too.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  10. Can't wait for your review on Deadly Summer Nights. Sounds really good. And of course I love the look of Getaway with murder. That kitty is almost as pretty as Elza.

    Well done Comet, protect your people!

    I hope Will will have a good week to come. And you too....

    Elza Reads

  11. I'm sorry Will was not feeling well and you had a rough few days. Hope the week ahead is easier. Good job, Comet!

  12. I can't read with insomnia because too tired!! I generally listen to something though. You have some interesting looking new books coming in. Hope you love A year of Yes. I found the audio really entertaining and a good listen.

  13. I hope Will is feeling better! When I have insomnia, I tend to read alot too.

    I have some of the same books waiting for me to review them. The cozies all look great.

    Have a great week!

  14. Glad to hear Will is feeling better. I hope your sleep improves and you can escape into some great reading this week.

  15. I'm so glad Will was able to fight off whatever had him feeling so sick.
    Insomnia is the worst. Thankfully it really happens to me but at least you got some good reading in. :) Hope your week is off to a good start, Katherine.

  16. I am glad Will was able to get better on his own. I am sorry he did not feel well.

    We found great delight in watching the first few seasons of Friends. I'm always up for a comedy, even one I've already seen.

    Look at that Guard Cat! Love it.

  17. That's good he's feeling better and no hospital trip.
    Great book covers, I've read and enjoyed Diane Kelly. I sometimes suffer from insomnia myself and tend to keep my e-reader at my bedside to get a few chapters in when I can't sleep. I love Yoga!
    Enjoy your books this week :)

  18. cozy mystery titles are always so fun.
    hope you are having a great week.

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  19. Glad u didn't have 2 go 2 the hospital and that Will was able 2 get over the bug.