Hero’s Fix

Doesn’t she look pissed?
This was a pretty good week for me, though not so much for my Hero. I spent a fortune getting her fixed on Thursday. She was sent home wearing an Elizabethan collar, which made her look really cute and forlorn in the kennel, but as soon as she was out she started freaking out and running around the room backwards. Then she kept trying to drink some water, but couldn’t get at it. Within a half hour of returning home, I took the darned thing off. Now, she and I are sitting on the bed in the spare bedroom, and she’s happily purring away. So things have gotten a bit better. 

This week I was a little more active than I’ve been since the election. I managed to get two reviews published – Chi’s Sweet Home and Gods Behaving Badly – as well as the final Nonfiction November post

I finished reading this week’s issue of The Week, Neurotribes by Steve Silberman, and The Righteous Mind, by Jonathan Haidt. Reviews on their way. 

I acquired Packing for Mars, which I’m listening to as part of a “quirky nonfiction” challenge on LibraryThing. 

I’m currently listening to The Stand, by Stephen King and Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. I’m also listening to a couple lectures a week of Reading Biblical Literature, to help prepare for next year’s cover-to-cover Bible reading. The Stand will likely take me a long time since it’s so very long! I’m reading In the Woods, by Tana French for my RL bookclub, and North and South on my Serial Reader app. 

14 thoughts on “Hero’s Fix

  1. I am glad to hear that Hero is doing well. I love cats.

    It has been some years since I have read The Stand. Thinking back on it, I am beginning to appreciate it more then I did then when I first read it. King's exploration of different types of people as well as certain forces at work in America seems relevant these days.

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  2. You're listening to The Stand?!? Ouch. That has to be a lot of hours. 🙂

    Since the election, I haven't done that well on reading and am getting slow back into it. Maybe in the New Year, we'll see…but after Jan. 20 (shudder), I don't know.

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  3. Yeah, cats hate this collars. Poor thing.
    I look forward to your thoughts on NeuroTribes. I have it on my TBR and have followed the read-along a little as I saw it come up in my blog feed.
    I read The Stand a couple of years ago. I thought it was pretty good, but sometimes I feel like Stephen King is long winded for no damn reason sometimes and some of those pages could have landed on the cutting room floor and I wouldn't have minded. Hopefully the narrator is good for such a long audio book.

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  4. Such a cute cat!

    I have a copy of In the Woods that I want to read soon. Right now I'm reading another book called In the Dark, Dark Wood. It's a page turner.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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