How the heck are we in mid-September already?! I feel like this month is on fast forward and I'm getting nothing done!
This week, I had another long and tiring week at work but a pretty chill week at home.
I finally got some blog visiting done but I've still got a ton of comments to return and a load of posts I've flagged as wanting to read so I hope to get more time this coming week to do that.
Sadly, I haven't had much time or energy for writing blog posts... During the summer, I wrote most of my posts for the week at the weekend and it freed up the week to just visit and plan stuff. Now that work is kicking my butt again that's flown out the window and I'm just too drained to think or be creative in the evenings!
If I'm lucky, I'll finally finish some posts I've got in draft today.
In other news...
I had a hospital appointment a couple of weeks ago with the rheumatology consultant who has been seeing me for almost two years. After running every test and ruling out everything that could cover my symptoms, they've finally decided that I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
What's interesting is that there's no diagnostic test for CFS and they diagnose a person with it when they've ruled out everything else that could cause the symptoms... That seems to me like a nice medical catch-all condition. 😕
I left the hospital really confused (and a bit pissed off) because even though I knew it was a possibility, it just doesn't mesh with my mental view of myself if that makes sense?
I knew someone with CFS in my past job and she had to be signed off work (when things got bad) and was literally incapable of getting out of bed some days. Even at my absolute worst, I've been able to function (even if it's at a reduced capacity).
It just didn't seem to fit me so it took a fair bit of digesting.
Then I started reading and the more I read the more I learned and the more things came together and actually made sense.
CFS has a wide range of severity and I've been one of the luckier ones, I guess...
Now, I just need to learn to properly look after myself which, to be fair, I've been learning to do anyway as this has been going on for a really long time! But it's now a case of learning what I can do better to avoid flare-ups.
Anyway, life trots on and a name for things doesn't change much.
This was a solid read featuring my favourite War Mage but it could have been a bit shorter and been just as good (if not better).
Siren's Song by Karen Chance - I've been waiting on this one for a while and it tells the tale of what Pritkin was up to before reappearing in Brave The Tempest!
Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness - I've still to finish the All Souls Trilogy but when I saw Marcus's book at 99p I had to have it! It's an investment for the future!
Audio ARCs / Review Copies
Wake The Dead by Stacey Rourke - I've read some of Rourke's UF so I'm looking forward to branching out and listening to the audio for this one! Apparently, it's a cozy mystery!
America's Geekheart - Pippa Grant is new to me and listening to a contemporary romance on audio is definitely new to me but I'm pushing my audio boundaries! Let's see how it goes...
Five Years Gone by Marie Force - This was the Romance Readers Club freebie this month!
Pucked by Helena Hunting - Was free on Amazon this week!
Big Bang Theory re-watch is still ongoing! We're on S6 now.
Review: Taming Demons For Beginners by Annette Marie
Mini Reviews: Brave The Tempest & Sweep of The Blade
Mini Reviews: Stranded With The Billionaire & Bearly Tamed Grizzly
Blitz: Taming Demons For Beginners