Sunday, September 12, 2021

Life with Leukemia (And Some Reading) - September 12

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:

Nothing!  I got a ton of books last week so it was good to get a bit of a break!  


  First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seeley and The Stalking by Heather Graham

Listening:  Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers 

Watching:  Still re-watching Friends.  I'm about halfway through season 3 now and really enjoying it.  

Will is not a fan of people singing so to get him to cooperate quickly (and just to tease him) some of the nurses started singing at him.  This was one of his many expressions.  As you can see he was not a fan!  It's been kind of a quiet week. Will wasn't feeling very well after chemo last weekend and wasn't able to go to his physics class but he got lots of sleep and is feeling much better.  This week we are heading back to the main St Jude campus in Memphis for tests.  It's just routine but it's a bit stressful.  It'll be good to see all the doctors and nurses we got to know so well last year but it'll be a long couple of days.

 I haven't been getting much sleep lately but I've been getting lots of reading done and sticking to a decent exercise schedule.  I'm not doing very long workouts but I'm getting some movement in every day so I figure that's a good place to start.   I have started playing this YouTube channel at night called Ambient Worlds  which I've been loving.  They have some videos that are just nature sounds but my favorites are the videos that are themed around different fictional places from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and actual places too.  My favorite at the moment is the Downton Abby video.  It's so relaxing!  

I'm two books away for hitting my Goodreads challenge for the year which I'm very excited about AND I'm on pace to hit my super secret goal which is even more exciting because I've wanted to hit 200 books for a few years now and always fallen short.  

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. Good luck with the tests! Hopefully everything goes smoothly and quietly. That's cute about the singing! :)

    I think I've probably been to Ambient Worlds ha ha but I'm going to check it out!

  2. I had to laugh at Will's reaction to the singing when I saw the photos on FB. I haven't read Heather Graham but I think if I did I might enjoy her Krewe of Hunters books. Hope you get better sleep.

  3. Hope Will's tests at St Jude go well. Congrats on having such an amazing reading year. I've been reading more than most years as well.

  4. I hope Will is feeling better and the tests go well. Congrats on almost hitting your reading goal! I'll have to check out that YouTube channel. I have an app on my phone that I use to drown out the noise of my annoying neighbors and family members, but I'm always happy to try something new.

  5. I don't blame Will, I don't like people singing at me I always hate when restuarants sing Happy Hope everything goes well and that you get some good sleep.

    Congrats on almost hitting your goal!

    Have a great week and happy reading,
    Week in Review

  6. I hope Will is feeling better. Good luck with all the tests.

    I hope this is a good week for you.

  7. I hope the Memphis trip and tests go well, and that Will feels better this week. He remains in my prayers.

    Great job on your Goodreads Challenge, and good luck on reaching your 200-book goal! I am 4 books behind schedule on my Goodreads Challenge, but that's better than the 10 books I was behind a few weeks ago, so I'm feeling optimistic about meeting my 180-book goal for the year. Oh, and I hope you are enjoying Clouds of Witness. I love that one!

  8. I'm about 4 or 5 books behind on my Goodreads challenge. If it gets up too much higher, I'll start dropping the goal. But I've got a ton of books to get through over the next two months for blog tours, so I'm hoping to catch up. Hope you have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  9. I wish I could give some worth while advice on getting more sleep in. But at least there are books....

    Good for you with the regular exercise. It sure does make a difference!

    I hope you and Will will have a good week. Sending good vibes!

    Elza Reads

  10. Safe travels to St. Jude's... I hope the tests go well!

  11. Oooh! That YouTube channel sounds interesting! Hope Will gets better soon.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  12. oh Will is so cute. I hope your week goes well and you manage to get more rest. I've been waking up so early that I finally have had to just go to bed earlier.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  13. I like that YouTube channel too, I've had it in the background from time to time. So does Will not like music with singing or does he not like people singing in front of him in person? I don't like people singing to me because it's kinda awkward? Does that make sense? Any who! Hope you all have a great week!

  14. Congratulations on your progress towards your secret goal!

    Wishing you a great reading week, and I hope that everything in Memphis goes smoothly

  15. That's a cute photo of Will. Love it. He is such a trooper. Good luck at St Jude.

    Your secret goal being realized is amazing, I don't think I could read that many books in a year. Congrats on your progress

    And, thanks for the link to the Ambient Worlds.

  16. Lol at Will's reaction. I would probably react the same way. Good luck on your visit! Glad to hear that he is feeling better. :)

    And congrats on your reading goal!!

  17. Will. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    Yay on hitting your Goodreads goal early! 📚✨

    I will have to check out the Ambient Worlds videos. 🏰

    Sending goid vibes. 🤗

  18. I hope your visit to the main hospital campus goes well and isn't too stressful. The ambient world channel sounds good!