Books I have read recently

  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte — I'm reading a giant biography of the Brontes "Wild Genius on the Moors" By Juliet Barker (amazing!! but I'll post on that when I finish) So I'm reading each novel as it's discussed in the book. I loved Shirley. I have to agree with the critics that it is a slow painful start and it does take about 150 pages till we meet the title character Shirley. But besides that, it is so well written. Caroline Helstone’s angst is beautiful and poignant. And knowing that the last third of the book was written after Emily & Anne died explains so much about the change in the book. Charlotte likes to fix her world by writing about it and in her version the sick heroine recovers where her sisters did not. I definitely recommend Shirley for the Bronte fan. Don’t skip it.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas --- It took me a couple chapters to really dive in but after that I was in love. I had read somewhere that it was based on Beauty & the Beast, which is great. What I did not know is that it is a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon!!! What a treat when I discovered that. I love that story. It's whimsical and the girl saves the day which I love love love. Sarah does a beautiful job of it and I can't wait for the next one!!
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson —What a little treat. My mom gave these books to me for my birthday and there are so much fun. It’s a light easy read and it made me chuckle.
  • Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder— I adore her soul finder books. I’ve been reading them for years. She builds beautiful strong women and sweeping romance. Her magic system is unique and I want to live in her world.
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E. B. White — A must read for every writer. Thanks to Stephen King for the recommendation. It has all those little things that I had questions about and answered them quickly and succinctly. It’s not the funnest read but it’s helpful.
  • Click of Titles to go to the book's Amazon page

Monday, November 28, 2011


"My head feels funny" She says.
"How so?" He asks
"It feels really full and hurts when I look up or down. But not like vertigo... Like a head full of bees."
"Maybe it's your sinuses. Mine felt like that when I had a sinus infection."
"Did it feel like a head full of bees."
"Then this is not the same thing because anyone who had this would say 'Yes Megan it does feel exactly like a head full of bees'"

So these bees, are really fussy. Especially when I bend up and down repeatedly, like doing laundry. Bending down to grab a shirt, reaching up for a hanger, Back down to put the shirt on the hanger... You get the drift.
This is a very unfortunate new development. I wish things would just stay the same kind of awful. I hate these new tricksy kinds.

Things have been bad lately.
Here is a fancy chart to illustrated.

Just so we are all on the same page. High Level Migraines (LV 8-10) are bad. We want that number to go smaller.
Notice how it has obstinately gotten bigger. It must be the bees.
So Matt and I have hypothesized that maybe these evil bees are making/misplacing? my ear stones.

After watching Pushing Daisies (The best show ever on television after Gilmore Girls, may they rest in peace) , I was all like "Matt I want a bee hive. I'll make honey. And the bees will love me. I'll be just like Chuck, Charlotte Charles, except I won't be undead."
Matt said "Hmm We'll think about it dear."
There may or may not have been feet stamping involved, we don't need to go into the specifics.
So I'm not sure how I did it but I've got my bees. Ha Matt!
This is not turning out how I envisioned it. Maybe you should make me more pies :)

So I start with an acupuncturist soon. I am now entering Phase Yellow of my migraine treatment plan.
Bob Allen told me to pick one with "slanty eyes and yellow skin." And of course I did that. I think Dr. Ling fits the bill. I'll keep you posted.

Phase Aqua starts in two weeks when I get a new neurologist. And force them to poke me with Botox.

...Living the Dream But in good news, surprisingly cold cucumber slices help me feel better for like 30 mins! Yeah! And it smells lovely.

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