Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stackin' the Shelves #39 and Weekly Update

Welcome back bambinas!
This is Stackin' the Shelves, the weekly feature where I showcase all the books I have accepted for review, one-clicked, won or borrowed from the library. I am still trying to get ahead on my reading schedule - I'm reading now for 3 days ahead so its slowly but surely working.  I have hit another snag though. I developed a problem with my vision over the past couple weeks. Now, I have always had better than 20/20 vision, so it was really noticeable. This was a boon because I made an appointment with the optometrist fairly quickly. The optometrist referred me to an ophthalmologist, who said I must see a retina specialist/surgeon right away. So within 3 weeks, I had a diagnosis and treatment plan for choroidal neovascularization (CNV). This is a sudden onset of macular degeneration and, left untreated, can result in the loss of vision completely within a couple months. This is a scary diagnosis for a blogger, because the prognosis isn't great. Many people lose their ability to read... I think that is what upset me the most.  But, we have a started a treatment plan - which is like torture. The treatment involves injections into the eyeball every four weeks. They are horrible for a person like me - someone who can't even stand to put drops in their eyes. But, it is what it is. The treatment will hopefully slow the degeneration. There is a very small chance this is something different and less serious - central serrous - so that is what I am praying for.  However, we couldn't take the chance it was the more serious one and not treat it.

That's enough depressing stuff.  How about a picture of my princess to get us back in a good mood?

So, on the reading front, I bought a Kindle Paperwhite to help with the vision stuff.  I am enjoying it and it has actually been easier to read on it than my Galaxy Tablet. Finally, here's what went on my shelf this week. Have you read any of these - or do you plan to?


Join me on Facebook!

I like talking about books and whatever other nonsense crosses my mind. So I have created a Facebook group, and I would love it if you would join me. I know everyone is probably in other reading type groups... so mine will be no pressure.  Just a place to chat, recommend books, post reviews, etc. It's still in the early stages - so please don't let that discourage you!  Here's the linky dink! Come on in and invite your friends!

Happy Reading!