Stacking the Shelves (#39)


Stacking the Shelves
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Hello hello!  How is everyone today?  I hope you’re all fantabulous!

My week, overall, was fairly quiet.  I had a doctor appointment on Wednesday, a last-minute diabetes checkup before I move in order to get my prescriptions refilled and covered until I can find a doctor/get in to see a doctor in Indiana.  They did a BUNCH of stuff while I was there:  gave me a flu shot (and yes, I AM one of those lucky people who end up with symptoms from the shot that emulate the flu); cleaned out my ears (oh, my penguins, guys–the world is SO much louder than I’m used to!); and drew blood for labs.  My A1C (hemoglobin A1C, for those who don’t know–the thing that measures how my blood sugars have been doing for the past 3 months) was 6.1, which is AWESOME and I’m so super happy with that.  That means my sugars, in general, have averaged about 109.  For a type 1 diabetic, this is really great control!

I have an appointment Monday with an OB-GYN to talk about my options in regards to (sorry, men) birth control, as I figure I’d better start being a responsible single adult about this and since I have the opportunity before I leave…. Well, yah know.  I’m leaning toward the copper coil IUD, but I’m sort of terrified.  I have a slight skin sensitivity to metal, though I don’t think copper plays a part in that–just nickel mostly.  I’ve done my research, and I KNOW most women who have nickel sensitivities don’t usually have an issue with the IUD.  It’s the best option for me, as I know hormones cause HUGE blood sugar issues in type 1 diabetic patients and I don’t want to go that route because hello, awesome control the last five or so years now!  The PA I went to see called over to the OB office and asked them for their recommendations, and they said for type 1s they like to use the copper coil, which is reassuring.  So I’m informed, and I know this is my best bet…but I have a problem with overthinking and doubting my decisions.  Any words of advice from you folk out there?  Or words of encouragement?  We all know the internet is the big scary negativity monster; there are more horror stories out there than anything else.

What else, what else….

We’re nearing the end of October!  Which means in just a few short weeks, I should probably think about starting to fill up boxes and go through my things.  They took my weight while I was at the doctor this last week, and I’m at 122 lbs.  I’ve NEVER in my life weighed this–I’m hoping I can keep it there, because I’m loving how I feel about myself here.  But this means a lot of my clothes no longer fit me right, so I plan on going through all the clothes I haven’t worn in forever and deciding which ones to keep and which to throw out.  I imagine I’ll be getting rid of MOST of my clothes, because…well, they’re huge on me basically.

And…I think that’s about it for this week!  I DID buy myself a few books this week, for a change–there were some pretty awesome deals going on–and I’ll be getting my preorders in the mail (FINALLY!) in the next few days, so those’ll be going up on next week’s wrapup.  YAY, I’m so excited about them!

How has the world been treating all of you?  And again, if you’ve any words of advice or encouragement for me, PLEASE comment–I’d looooove to hear what you have to say!

Recently Received

from publishers/edelweiss/netgalley
(for blog tours)

Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic, #1)

Kissed by Fire (Blood & Magic #2)

Burned by Fire (Blood & Magic #3)

from authors/publishers
(for review)

The Boxer and the Butterfly

The spot on the Wall

Free Downloads

Sanctuary: A dark urban fantasy (Shifter Chronicles Book 1) by [Amade, Melle]
Recently Purchased


Configured (Configured #1)

The Ringmaster's Wife

How to Hang a Witch

The Lie Tree

What are some of the books YOU picked up/added to your shelves (either real or virtual?)  Let me know below, or link me to your own Stacking the Shelves!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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13 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (#39)

  1. I have no experience with that IUD myself, so I can’t give you any advice on the topic. But I don’t think you have any reason to worry – it sounds like your doctors did their homework and are helping you choose the best option for yourself 🙂 I’m sure it’ll work just fine for you – in any case I wish you all the best 🙂

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    • Ohhh, I’m so glad you liked it–I’ve had my eye on it for ages and when I saw it on sale this week, KNEW I had to snatch it up! I JUST finished the third (and soon-to-be-published) Danielle Annett book this afternoon, and MAH GOSH, they’re a ton of fun! I definitely recommend them!

      And thank you–I’ll talk to the doc more about it on Monday, but you’re right. ❤


    • You know, I read those reviews too but I’ve never read the other books these supposedly plagiarize? And I’ve seen reviews from OTHERS on Goodreads who say that those claiming plagiarism are really taking things too far using that word–that there are similarities, but nothing more than that.

      As for the complaint about a love triangle… I mean, not really? It ends up being nothing LIKE a love triangle actually, so I don’t know where people even got that from–aside from the fact that yes, at one point the MC is interested in one guy while another one pursues her. She’s not really in “love” with either of them at that point, though, and neither of them are really in “love” with her. *shrugs*

      Either way, I really enjoy this series personally, and cannot wait for the next book–I’ll be posting up reviews for all three of the current released books soon!


  2. It sounds like things are going your way, health-wise! I also got a flu shot this week (and a tetanus shot, since it’s been exactly ten years since the last). I was okay, thank goodness. It’s my first time getting a flu shot – ever! I hope you’re doing better now.

    You got so many new books! Sanctuary sounds good – and I love the cover. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. 🙂

    Check out my STS post!

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    • Hi, Alyssa–and thank you for stopping by and commenting! Oh my goodness, you’re a brave lady–I’ve had flu shots in the past and just, I’ve always been one of those lucky people to get a bit ill from them. I AM feeling better now, though!

      Sanctuary is currently free on amazon for your ereader, if you want to go snatch it up! *hint hint wink wink*

      Haha, happy reading to you!


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