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Whirlwind of a Month: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of August


Well, well, well . . . look who finally stumbled her way back onto WordPress. This old gal! It may have seemed like I dropped off the face of the earth, but it was only due to the frenzy of chaos I like to refer to as August 2018. Sooo, yeah, totally ready for this month to be DONE.

Monday is Labor Day here, so that means a nice three day weekend. While some of the people I work with are going on trips for the holiday weekend, the only trip I shall be taking is straight to the Oral Surgeon this Saturday morning. Yaaaaay. Wisdom teeth, amirite?

Quit being such dickheads, Wisdom Teeth. Seriously, go home. You’re clearly drunk, growing in all sideways and shit. Get your act together.

Anywhoo, that sums up “the ugly”, leaving “the bad” as all the other stressful stuff that just never seemed to come to an end this month, so enough of all that, let’s get to the FUN stuff, THE GOOD:

August’s Book Haul:

After watching and enjoying the movie Odd Thomas, I’d been pretty interested in reading the book series that it came from. I was pretty pumped to discover two of the books in the series at a recent used book sale and so I promptly snatched those babies up. I’ve never actually read any Dean Koontz books, so I’m curious to see what I think.

Another author I’ve never ventured into reading yet is Laurell K. Hamilton. Not sure if it’s a wise or risky move diving into a collection of her short stories rather than an actual novel, but we shall see what happens! šŸ˜€

I’ve not really even dipped so much as a toe into the pool of mystery literature out there, but the Detective Lavender Mysteries series caught my attention when it popped up for sale on the kindle recently. Gonna give it a shot.

More volumes of Giant Days is always a plus, so getting volume 6 as a surprise definitely lifted my spirits on a particularly rough day this month. šŸ™‚ Don’t be fooled by the whole “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” load of silliness. Sometimes, comics will prove to do just fine. šŸ˜‰ It’s all about the thoughtful gesture, not the extravagance of it.

The Resurrectionist caught by attention just from that snazzy cover quite some time ago. Caught it on a good deal via the Kindle and am looking forward to giving it a go!

And although I haven’t gotten to see the film version of The Meg like I’d have liked to by now, I did obtain the book, so yay for that! Will it be outlandish and probably ridiculous? Of course. Will I probably love it even more so because of that?? Most definitely.

I got some other books this month thanks to that used book sale I mentioned, but these are the six I’m most intrigued about.

Anywayyy, just wanted to pop in and say that I’m still kicking, just been busier and more stressed than normal lately. September is shaping up to be a busy month as well, but I hope to be able to squeeze in more blog time than I was able to in August. šŸ™‚ You guys are awesome and I’ve missed getting to see what adventures you’ve all been up to. I’m going to try to catch up some this weekend, but it may take a while. Especially since I don’t know what to expect after oral surgery (except a swollen face and a healthy dose of hurting). If you’ve had any recent exciting news or anything and wanna chat about it please comment it up so I can read all about it. Feel free to even link me some of your spiffy posts I may have missed. šŸ™‚ It’s always great catching up with you guys! ā¤ Have a happy weekend, everyone! ā¤ ā¤ ā¤




27 thoughts on “Whirlwind of a Month: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of August

    1. Indeed! More Giant Days is definitely a good thing! šŸ˜€ I can’t wait to read more of it. šŸ™‚
      And yay about The Resurrectionist! Hopefully we’ll both enjoy it when we get to reading it. šŸ˜€

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    1. Aw, thank you so much. šŸ™‚ I appreciate it. Haha I’m really hoping to be back to work by Tuesday, but we’ll see. The dentist was really nice but even he admitted it was a rough go and I’m gonna be pretty sore. I’m just thankful for a long three day holiday weekend to rest. I’m glad you sound like yours weren’t too bad when they got removed. šŸ™‚

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    1. Just one. My dental insurance suuuucks so I just took care of the one that was causing problems for now. I’m definitely feeling it now that the numbness has mostly worn off, but I hope it won’t be too bad, either. Thanks for the wishes for luck. ā¤ Haha and I loved that gif too. Wisdom teeth are terrible but at least they make for adorable gifs. šŸ˜›


    1. Omg, that is what wisdom teeth should officially be called. WisDOOM teeth is FAR more accurate. šŸ˜› Thanks so much. Hope all is well for you and that you’re having a great weekend! šŸ˜€


  1. I had an ugly situation of my own back in April when my own wisdom tooth that became known as ‘that git at the back’ decided it wanted to invade the privacy of its next door neighbour. He’s gone now though but I feel, or this case felt, your pain. Best wishes for your recovery.

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    1. Thank you so much!! šŸ˜€ Glad to be back!
      Yeah, fortunately other than a lot of needle pokes prior to sedation because I have sucky veins, I luckily don’t remember anything from the actual surgery. It’s the aftermath that blows. I look like I have one of those big jawbreaker candies in my cheek, it’s so swollen right now. And the pain is definitely something I could do without. šŸ˜›

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      1. Haha I had considered it. šŸ˜› Thankfully the swelling has since gone down, but now I’m just all bruised up on my face and arms (from where they had to keep poking me with a needle in order to get me sedated). I look like I got into a bar fight or something.

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  2. Ouch… wisdom teeth are literally the worse!! Good luck!

    I read (and liked) the first book of Odd Thomas, but didn’t know it was a movie as well. Probably for the best to be fair šŸ˜€ Hope you’ll enjoy the book version too!

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  3. Sounds like a whirlpool of August you have there. I’m so sorry that your wisdom tooth is making things sucky for you. But yay for the big book haul! I didn’t know there was a sale on Kindle and on the rare occasion that I do, it’s always when my card is empty. Hope you have a fabulous September ahead!

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    1. Thank you! ā¤
      Yeah, I often forget to check on the Kindle sales so I probably miss a lot of good stuff, too.
      I can't believe September is already almost halfway over. I swear it JUST started! lol Hope you're enjoying the month so far. šŸ™‚


  4. I need to watch Odd Thomas because I’ve read the first book! I enjoyed it, but it was really predictable. That doesn’t always bother me, but it was really blatantly obvious and I figured it out early on, so it took a lot of the suspense out of the story.

    Laurell K. Hamilton is fantastic in her earlier Anita Blake books, but then later on she forgoes plot for plain porn (say THAT three times fast!). I have no issue with erotica, but she pretty much just threw out all characterization in order to do this and it made me really sad. Her Merry Gentry series is similar, but that process happened even faster. I love the ideas behind her work, but I think she got successful and decided she didn’t need to worry about plotting things anymore :\ That being said, there are at least 10 or so books in Anita Blake that are excellent before things fall off, and I’m curious about your take on Anita herself!


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