Unexpected Turn of Events

So, I had minor surgery on Friday (27/09/2019) and stupidly didn’t think things through. I’ve only had long surgeries with general anaesthetic and didn’t make the connection that I’d be out for the count and out of work all Friday. I did however, expect to be back at work on Monday but I got signed off by my surgeon for a week! Really this is just a week to recover and see how many books I can read!! I had some posts planned for next week which will have to wait now, without computer access, I’m writing on my iPad, so please bear with me.

I’ve been sorting my tbr books into colour recently. I couldn’t do it on my normal shelves because it gives me the heebie geebies and makes my ocd anxiety blow through the roof, but, it works on my tbr shelf in making the books more appealing.

These are my five blue books and it is these I’m going to start reading on Monday.

Both ‘The Ice Beneath her’ by Camilla Grebe and ‘The Devil’s Dice’ by Roz Watkins are books I’ve had since my psychological thriller haul back in July. I just haven’t got around to reading them yet.

I picked ‘The Burning Chambers’ by Kate Mosse up in June in a service station on the journey back from Newcastle, and I’ve wanted to read it for a while but kept getting distracted by other books.

Similarly, ‘The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock’ by Imogen Hermes Gowar was picked up in a garden centre, I think in May, but I’m not sure. It’s just been pushed back on my tbr shelf in favour of other books.

Lastly, ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ by Liane Moriarty was picked up at Heathrow Airport on my way to NYC, and it interested me because it follows a concept I’ve read in a lot of books this year and I’m interested to see what spin this puts on it.

There are a few kindle books I also want to read, but I’m trying not to set myself an impossible target. Start low and then add more if I succeed.

I’ve not got much else to do on this week of recovery, I have to keep my dressing on for 10 days and I’m horrified that I’m not allowed to shower for the next 5 days – which is perhaps a good reason not to be at work!

The backs of my hands are numb as I write this 😂 at the hospital they put numbing cream on the backs of my hands on account of my very hysteric phobia of needles, but the nurse put two whole tubes on my hands, which, I think might have been overkill!

To brighten everyone’s day up and to end on a random note – I’m feeling random – here’s a picture of Stella, one of the office dogs, trying to get into the newsagents, about two seconds after this a lorry drove past and you would have thought I had physically thrown the plague at her the way she behaved!

Happy reading everybody ❤️

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