Wednesday, 27 December 2006

LIGHT MY FIRE


I finished reading this book a few nights ago, just haven't had the chance to write anything about it until now This is the third Aisling Grey novel and like the two before it, was a lot of FUN!

Katie writes books that just grab you and keep you interested until the end. This one's no different. Set in London this time, Aisling is supposed to be learning more about being a Guardian and instead falls into more trouble than one person should have to deal with in the paranormal community.

There are some very hilarious situations, more dragon politics, and plenty of hot action with Drake. I really liked him in this book.

Anyway, if you like Katie's story telling and humour, definitely check this out!!!!!

Thursday, 21 December 2006

THUNDERBIRD FALLS


I REALLY enjoyed the first two instalments of the urban fantasy series, Walker Papers. They were both a lot of fun and filled with some very intense action and interesting plots about Seattle cop, Joanne Walker.

This one was no different! It continued the story of how Joanne has to deal with her new status as Shaman. There are some ups, and a lot of downs as she finds out more and more about how her power can be used - for both good and bad.

Anyway, I'm actually finding it hard to summarise the plot without accidentally giving something away. Let's just say that her knack for finding dead bodies continues in this book, and the dead girl - Cassandra Tucker - leads Joanne to a group of people who are no strangers to magic.

If you like urban fantasy, and enjoyed the first two in this series, you'll definitely enjoy this one too. Can't wait to see what Coyote Dreams has to offer...

Let's talk about my... nose!

Um, it's not the most fascinating thing in the world to be talking about. That's for sure. But since I had a specialist appointment this morning with a doctor that specialises in Allergy, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, I thought it would be appropriate.

I was a little nervous about going today, because I knew that if anyone was going to tell me what's up with this breathing problem of mine, it was this guy. And that was a little scary because my mind's naturally swaying towards all kind of terrible scenarios...

I was right, this guy knows exactly what he's talking about. But what's even better was that he was so friendly, willing to listen and answer my questions/concerns, plus take the steps needed to zero in on what's making me all blocked up.

He did an allergy test - for common allergy-stuff (yeah, that's the technical term! Lol) and for some foods, since I've been feeling like dairy products affect me lately. But nope, no allergies. Just like he suspected. He pretty much knew from the start that I didn't have allergies.

Next up, he checked the inside of my nose. Not so comfortable, having this done, but he was able to check my ears, throat etc. Turns out my ears are fine and so is my throat. My lungs are healthy too, BTW. BUT I have inflammation and I'm still clogged up. The left's side worse than the right. Ugh. The worst thing though, is the dripping going on into the back of my throat. It's the reason why I have trouble swallowing food sometimes. Yuck man, that sounds gross and I apologise for even going into it.

Okay, I think that's enough grossing out. So let me just end this by saying that every single day for the next 6 weeks - I made a follow-up appointment - I need to go through a procedure. Every morning and night, and it includes 2 sprays and a nose cleaning solution!

Doctor reckons that once we can clear it up, I should be alright. The problem so far's being that I'm so blocked up, some of the medication hasn't gotten through. OMGosh!

I feel so relieved to know that it's nothing serious. Still, it's something that needs to be dealt with. At least now I'm on the right track. I was really starting to get annoyed with the constant double-guessing and getting freaked out.

Phew, what a relief.

Only problem now is that I didn't get a chance to sit down and write anything today! Not a single word of fiction. And tomorrow's the start of my daughter's school holidays... :/

Oh, and if you read this -- thanks.

 
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