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A Month in Books: August 2012

August: the dog days of summer … and high wedding season if you’re in your late 20s/early 30s. Luckily road trips/weekends away leave lots of time for reading, and very little time for writing or reviewing. I’m trying to take advantage of what time I have left for pleasure reading since I start school on September 10th (more on that later!)  I have a sneaking suspicion that school’s going to take up all the time I had tucked away for pleasure reading. 🙂

Now that summer has drawn to a close, what was the best book you read this summer?

For me, it was hands down Carrie Lofty‘s Starlight. Damn that woman writes a good book!

(Links take you to full reviews on Goodreads.  Go ahead and click. Sometimes the snark is worth it.)

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A Month in Books: July 2012

Another month of no teaching, very little exercise and work due to two elbows, so I got a lot of reading done. Truly, not much else to do 🙂

How is your summer reading going?  Read anything that’s a MUST READ?
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not my x-ray … but pretty much what happened in both arms.

On June 10th I went out for a run. The first run in almost a year. Looping back around to descend the hill I had previously (huffing and puffingly) climbed, I tripped … fell … and broke both elbows (bilateral radial head fracture).

Five week and a half later and I’m at the limit of my patience. I just want to be WELL already. The list of things I can do is still much longer than the list of things I can’t, but the “can’ts” are feeling heavier and heavier. I want to be able to push myself to seated from lying down or from seated to standing. I want to swim, drive a car, play volleyball and tennis. I want to be able to carry things that weigh more than 2 lbs.

The most challenging thing has been not being able to teach or practice yoga. Five weeks and counting … and my practice has been entirely “off the mat”.

My practice is no longer about downdog and getting into crow. Right now it’s about acknowledging these feelings of frustration, anger and self-pity. It’s acknowledging the few extra pounds that have appeared on my body in the last month and a half. It’s not a fun or easy practice. It’s pretty much sitting in sh*t and just trying to breathe. It’s hard and it sucks.

But I will get better. I will heal. Someday I’ll be back to falling on my face in crow. Someday I’ll stick the damn pose. Someday I’ll be able to swim and carry heavy bags and drive and move my body around the way I want. It will happen.

Patience is a virtue … but sometimes it really bites.

A Month in Books: June 2012

June was an interesting month for reading. I had a whole stack of books from the library and had to return most of them. Why? Early in the month I fell while running and broke both elbows. Trade paperback and hardcover books became impossible to hold. So even though I had all kinds of time to read, I was limited to what slim paperbacks I could find at the public library and what I was willing to purchase on my Kindle. Honestly, I ended up watching a lot of TV.

Here’s what I did manage to read in June.
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A Month in Books: May 2012

May was:
Catching up on the Walking Dead
Dipping a toe into some erotica in prep for 50 Shades of Grey
Laughing till I cry with Jenny Lawson
Celebrating the return of  beloved romance author’s

Links go to full reviews on Goodreads.com and an * marks favorites.

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A Month in Books: April 2012

Catching up on a couple months backlog of book reviews. April was a BUSY month for reading. I wish I could remember why I got so much reading done :).

Links take you to full reviews on Goodreads.com and and * marks any books that are favorites.
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