Posts

Showing posts from 2024

#IMWAYR: Nubia: Real One!

Image
So many things have happened since I last posted, it's sort of absurd! I recovered from COVID, but then a few weeks later, everyone in my house got COVID again, so that was super-fun (not). I finally  got my driver's license way later than I had any reason to, so I am embarking on the thrill of car shopping! My boyfriend, who is amazing, gave me the world's cutest dog plushie. I had the same epiphany I have to have every few years, where I remember there's no point to dissecting all my anxious thoughts because that gives them credibility. It seems to be working—I've been happier the last few days! Amidst it all, I haven't really been reading, but I finally finished a graphic novel that I'm really excited to share with y'all—so let's do it! Young Adult: Nubia: Real One Written by L.L. McKinney and illustrated by Robyn Smith Graphic novel · 2021 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations · · · The publisher says: · · · Can you be a hero...if soci

Personal update!

This post does not need to exist, but I'm writing it anyway, if only because I want the full and complete story of my COVID adventure (see part 1 and part 2 ) chronicled on my blog! So I said on Sunday how I was feeling normal, and wow, I spoke WAY  too soon! Because on Monday, my almost-gone COVID turned into pneumonia, and I got to partake in all kinds  of fun symptoms including fever and congestion and some coughing and plenty of fatigue. Thankfully, the doctor prescribed antibiotics and an inhaler on Tuesday, and I'm feeling much better today—still tired and with a few symptoms, but able to function. (I finally got my haircut today!) Still, it's sort of wild how I've been sick for over two weeks straight (including the entire first week of the grad school semester). Don't get COVID, y'all, and if you do, take Paxlovid and rest hard ! But thankfully, things are meandering back to normal, and I'm so grateful for it!

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Frankie's World!

Image
Hi everyone, and happy MLK Day! After last week's COVID adventure , I am on the mend—still testing positive, unfortunately, but feeling normal except for occasional coughing and sniffles. I am so tired  of being stuck at home (there are people I want to see, and haircuts I desperately need to get!), but I'm going to hang in there. It'll be over soon! Also, I am headed back to graduate school this upcoming week, so only time will tell if I will continue blogging semi-consistently, or if I will be dropping off the face of the earth to focus on the million other things that comprise my life. Regardless, I'm glad I've been able to fit in six books, four blog posts, and some time spent in this wonderful blogosphere with you all before the winter break ends! Today, I've got a delightful middle-grade graphic novel to tell you about, so let's jump in! Middle Grade: Frankie's World Written and illustrated by Aoife Dooley Graphic novel · 2022 Book 1 of 2 ( Frankie

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Break and Solitaire!

Image
So I got COVID for the first time, which I'm not really thrilled about, I must say. My case is fairly mild, although there have definitely been ups and downs. I got on Paxlovid as fast as humanly possible, and I assume it's helping, since I trust empirical research and all that. Thanks to my mom's suggestion, warm honey water has been my best friend—the heat melts all the stupid post-nasal drip in my throat, and the honey coats and soothes all the sore spots and also adds some nice sweetness. (Why don't I eat honey more often? It's really tasty.) My mom has also  been reminding me to drink things that aren't  honey water so I don't lose all my electrolytes—thank gosh for my mom, y'all. Anyway, while my social life is entirely virtual and my body is a vessel for parasitic little demons, I figure I might as well pull my reading life together! Right before my illness, my boyfriend and I went on a lovely reading date that got me back into Solitaire , and the