Yes, it has been a while since I have posted and I am hoping to continue at least partially until I am able to contribute to my blog more regularly. I have had quite a time with the Lyme Disease and as you now the puppers have been sick. Exhaustion and pain are two words to describe the worst symptoms I endured as a result of this insidious parasite that invaded my body without even knowing it. Unfortunately, mine was undiagnosed and had really hunkered into my body. After recently finishing a long term treatment of antibiotics I am hopeful that I have turned the corner to recovery. So, as I am feeling better I apologize for my absence, lack of posts and inability to read my friends wonderful blogs. Most distressing was my inability to read and comprehend anything I read, so I just couldn't read. I feel very out of touch and eager to catch up on my blog roll.
The hounds are 50/50. Having four greyhounds is a lot of fun and they are a gentle loving breed. Mystery is doing sooooo much better thanks to longterm medication. However, my sweet old boy Webster has taken a turn for the worse requiring heavy duty drugs to allow him to function pain free. He has a stenosis in his spine which affects his ability to walk and climb stairs. He's a trooper though and hates to be left behind, so he is carrying on. Yeah Webster. Webster is the black greyhound in the pic.
Now for the reading rundown. I have read within the last week or so as my symptoms waned. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake was a phenomenal read that was set during WWII on Cape Cod and London. This was the first book I was able to focus on as I recovered. Thanks to Sarah Blake for writing with such poetically imaginative prose that I had to read again and again, not because I didn't understand it, but because her imagery was so beautifully written. I will write a formal review soon, but read this one if you haven't. I received this book as an ARC from the publisher.
A Cottage by the Sea, by Ciji Ware was given to me by Sourcebooks for review. I was eager to read this one as I had recently read Island of the Swans by the same author and I love her writing style. Here is my review.