Love In The Night Readathon πŸΊ

So The Love In The Night Readathon (#loveinthenight) is a paranoid romance Readathon I’m going to participate in!

It spans Monday to the following Monday (so 1 week!) Below I’ve attached my TBR for the readathon πŸ€—

I’ll probably follow the same blogging format that I’ve used for previous readathons (namely the day of the week, what I’m reading, what I’m doing, etc.)

3 books (Deal with the Demon by Juliette Cross, Deal with the Demon by Chace Verity, Vision Of Heat by Nalini Singh) are a little more higher priority because they hit my bingo prompts πŸ˜‚ I’m going for blackout πŸ˜‚

Reading order (due to format and bingo board prompts) will be Deal with the Demon, Slave To Sensation, Wolf Gone Wild, and Vision Of Heat. And that’s as far as I go πŸ˜‚

Monday

Let the reading begin! Let the readathon begin! πŸ‘πŸ½

Already currently reading Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas. Already on chapter 4, I’ll get to chapter 6 the switch to Deal with the Demon, so I can focus my reading better πŸ€— I still intend to follow my book blog format, checking in on chapter 6, chapter 17, and end of book πŸ“–.

Decided I’ll start all my paranormal (PRN) reads tomorrow πŸ˜‚

Tuesday

First OFFICIAL day! Plan to start Deal with the Demon πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ The book looks fun! Spent yesterday finishing my chapter of Then Came You. And did some prep work for when I start a new book (set up my book template)… Been fiendishly reading πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‚

Wednesday

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈβ€™s appointment today! So thought πŸ’­ of starting Slave To Sensation on audio! But the appointment was faster than I anticipated πŸ‘πŸ½ Instead, found myself at a coffee shop (for the first time in a long time πŸ‘πŸ½) Got to resume (and 🀞🏽 finish) Deal With The Demon.

Started Slave To Sensation on audio while at the park. Set up mr rereading blog πŸ‘πŸ½ Read after my walk πŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈin the car πŸš™ (needed to charge my phone πŸ“±πŸ˜‚). Enjoy rereads, pick up on more!

Thursday

Finished Deal with the Demon πŸ‘πŸ½ My first FULL length novel read by my eyes πŸ‘€! Starting Wolf Gone Wild. Set up my reading notes πŸ“ Might blog the book too πŸ˜‹

Friday

Still reading Wolf Gone Wild… Reading with my eyes does take longer.. But I like that titles are more accessible to me! πŸ˜„

Saturday

Didn’t do much reading… lived life πŸ˜‚

Sunday

Tried to get back on my kindle… think it froze… But I am watching a YT video with Juliette Cross in it! Might just access Kindle (app) on my phone πŸ“± πŸ€”

Have a full day ahead so I’ll probably go back to Slave To Sensationalism.

Monday

Official end of readathon! Might extend 1 day… Hopefully I’ll finish Wolf Gone Wild… Still have an eventful day before us…walked the whole day on my walker πŸ‘πŸ½

*Tuesday*

Continued reading Wolf Gone Wild πŸ‘πŸ½ It’s definitely entertaining! Didn’t finish my book but its ok… Physically reading takes longer than listening πŸ€”

Also a special occasion! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM πŸ₯³!

Life Update 5/30/21

Mood: Happy yet tracing of sadness πŸ₯² As Boys 2 Men said β€œIt’s so hard to say goodbye” 🎢

Currently Reading: Love In The Night Readathon, Book 2! Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross

Walk it out: PT yesterday πŸ˜‚ See PT with my β€œold” PT

Events I’m excited for: upcoming wedding of 2 good friends πŸ‘πŸ½

Funny story πŸ˜‚: Went to a wedding yesterday, got to dance and sing a lot! Everyone was nice! If you’ve seen me dance, you know its funny looking πŸ˜‚ But I don’t care πŸ˜‚!

Something good: Bon Voyage gatherings are sad 😞 BUT the fact we got to congregate at all

PT with my β€œoldβ€œ PT

By β€œold”, I mean I started seeing this PT via telehealth when the pandemic started. He discharged (d/c’d) me a couple months ago (I see d/c as a pause with a pat on the back πŸ˜‚). He said we can resume PT in the clinic since I’ve progressed as far as I can at home 🏑…

So today was my 1st official day meeting him and he worked me πŸ˜‚ I don’t know πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ how many times I walked around the clinic πŸ˜‚ Also did sit to stands (STS), balancing STS 1 minute hold, STS with a band to prevent hyperextension, and some awesome stretching πŸ‘πŸ½ I don’t normally sweat but I dis today!

Excited to work with him again! πŸ‘πŸ½

Heme Appt

According to dictionary.com, a hematologist is β€˜A physician specializing in hematology.’ πŸ˜‚ Lol πŸ˜‚ Love it when you have to look up a word in the definition! Hematology is β€˜the study of the nature, function, and diseases of the blood and of blood-forming organs.’

I have hemotologist since my hyper coagubility is a blood-related condition…. She is responsible for monitoring my blood, includes lots of blood panels πŸ˜‚ She also prescibes my Xaralto, which is a very important medication for me (see my post β€˜My 1st Read-along!)

But it has been over a year since I’ve seen her πŸ˜„ As with any doctor’s visit, I was weighed (124 lbs! πŸ‘πŸ½), got my bp and temperature checked (all within normal limits! And typical for me!)

As is typical of doctor’s visits, she asked if I was experiencing new symptoms (which I’m not) and gave a timeline projection of when she’d like to see me next πŸ‘πŸ½

Girl… Your hair long…

So I don’t know the last time I cut my hair πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ… pre-Covid, I’d cut my hair 1x per year… but I call the time after my strokes, my dark years πŸ˜‚ It’s honestly fuzzy and time flies by… it’s hard to imagine I had my stroke 3 years ago, going on 4…

My hair is simple. It’s all black, have never dyed it. And I have no plans to. I tend to wear it in a polytail or bun… My partner is a pro πŸ˜‚

But hopefully 🀞🏽 (ftom now on β€œvac”). I think I’m ready to do it!

With this pandemic, social anxiety πŸ˜₯ is real… That being said, I’m scared but at the same time… My hair is annoying me πŸ˜‚

I have an upcoming event Id like to be on point for πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ My mom told me my cousin recommends a place! I texted her for details, think I’m finally ready to do it πŸ˜‚

Probably get it cut Monday… And I did πŸ˜‚ Got my customary medium layers! πŸ‘πŸ½ It was quick!

The Wallflower Wager Reading Blog

So this is the last tirle in Tesa Dare’s Girl Meets Duke series! Still ongoing but highly recommend and a good entry point into HR! The first 2 books The Duchess Deal and The Governess Game were relatively light and rom-com-y πŸ‘πŸ½ I enjoy both of them so far! πŸ‘πŸ½ The thing with me and books, I remember general premise and how it makes me feel! πŸ˜‚

The Wallflower Wager is about (according to Amazon) Gabriel and Penelope, who are neighbors πŸ€” Penelope takes in animals and Gabriel must help find them homes… Thats the general premise…

Check-ins/Updates

I just feel the majority of people love animals like they fo kids πŸ˜‚ Not to say kids are pets! But they are both loved ones πŸ₯°

Usually don’t start a new book at night… but figured it’s jut5 chapters and the stoyis fun from the get go πŸ‘πŸ½

Chapter 6

Penny is likeable πŸ€” Gabe is endearing 😍 They make a fun pair πŸ‘πŸ½ Getting a more playful cibe from the storyline πŸ‘πŸ½ The first 5 chapters followed the formula and laid the groundwork for our story and it’s characters πŸ‘πŸ½

Chapter 17

Glad to get back into this  read πŸ‘πŸ½ Chapters read fast πŸ‘πŸ½

The intensity for their attractions for each other πŸ˜‚ Loved the bathtub πŸ› scene πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Feels like it reflects their dynamics really well πŸ‘πŸ½ Both of them are attracted to each other yet they’re still hilarious πŸ˜‚ 

Love Ash, Emma, Chase, and Alex participation and concern for Penny ❀️

Liked how Gabe facilitates Penny’s sexual journey, constantly affirming her πŸ₯°

Chapter 28

Really enjoying this book πŸ˜‚ Really like Ash and Chase’s prescence πŸ˜‚ Love the begrudging friendship between Gabe, Ash, and Chase 😊

Got dark in Chapter 24… But I feel it helped propel their relationship forward πŸ€” 

End of book πŸ“š

I find it hard to believe that no one in Penny’s family knows what happened between her and Mr. Lambert.. 

Duel between Lambert and Gabe 😨 

Both Penny and Gabe both know pain…Story got meatty… Unexpected but appreciated!

The epilogue was genuinely funny πŸ˜‚

Life Update 5/23/21

Mood: Content πŸ˜ƒ You’ll see that often πŸ˜‰

Currently Reading: Just finished Shadow And Bone. Physically reading the ebook for The Hellion πŸ€” What to read next?

Walk it out: PT next week 😬

Events I’m excited for: Going to a tennis 🎾 tournament out of town! πŸ‘πŸ½

Funny story πŸ˜‚: Got tricked by my mail πŸ˜‚ Thought it was a card or invitation BUT it was an advertisement πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

Something good : πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

His At Night Readalong Reading Blog

Rereading His At Night by Sherry Thomas, just finished my initial read 5/9/21. Completed the readalong the week of my book club Readalong πŸ‘πŸ½ Glad I Was able to read it for the 1st time on time!

Monday: Chapters 1 – 4:

The groundwork was laid AND laid well! Caught on to more details the 2nd time around! We see Ellessande and Vere’s initial meeting!

Tuesday: Chapters 5 – 8

I enjoy the beginning of stories! Before the couples couple up! It’s the most fun part! πŸ‘πŸ½ The beginning is the most challenging though… (most notes taken πŸ˜‚)

Still not a fan of such blatent manipulation… Vere and Ellessande are attracted to each other…But that doesn’t make it alright…

Chapter summaries not up yet… Didn’t post anything in regards to the chapters yesterday… By the time I finished reading, I was not in the right mind space to read the thread… Trying to be engaged today πŸ˜‚

Wedding night was hilarious πŸ˜‚ Ellessande throws herself at Vere, but he seems indifferent πŸ˜‚  Ellessande caught crying 😭 Vere and Ellessande kiss 😘 

Attraction between Freddy and Anjelica feels a little random…Their interactions are entertaining though…

Marriage revealed to Uncle Edmond πŸ‘πŸ½ Felt like Elle intentionally rubbed the news in Uncle Edmond’s face πŸ˜‚

Wednesday: Chapter 9 – 12

Think I missed this day! πŸ€” 

Thursday: Chapters 13 – 17

Vere and Elle relationship getting deeper but Vere still has feelings of hate and resentment towards Elle… That’s why I have mixed feelings about them… If Vere can’t, how am I supposed to?! I like how we see more sex scenes (I feel it helps their relationship grow)

This book also contained the most espionage… Like never noticed it until this book πŸ“– Before we heard mention a character was a former spy but never one in process or being utilized as one…

Uncle Edmund in prison for murder πŸ˜‚ Poetic justice? Elle relieved 😌 

Elle seeks Vere’s company.. Her need for human company makes sense, knowing she was imprisoned in her home before 

Walk are good πŸ‘πŸ½ Speaking from personal experience, walks are a unique opportunity to talk! Feel this is a healthier way than having sex πŸ‘πŸ½

Friday: Chapters 18 – 22

Section of reveals! Vigorously take notes! Definitely made things exciting πŸ˜‚

Elle questions her ideantity… Vere reassures her…

Freddie’s reaction felt real from a sibling… Freddie shares HOW he knew

End of book πŸ“–

Realized I fell behind πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ I’ll just comment at the end of the book πŸ˜‚ Mostly to help me keep track πŸ˜‚

Felt after Vere’s reproposal was all HFN! Thought it was fun! πŸ‘πŸ½