Jackie's Forget Me Nots

No vase can overflow if you never fill it up.

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I got my steroid injection on Friday. It wasn’t a pleasant experience. Although the pain did diminish, I don’t like the side effects. It raises your blood pressure, and blood sugar levels although this should lessen after 3 days.  The needle felt achy like it was hitting a nerve and went straight into my muscle. Six hours later, I went to Safeway to see how high my blood pressure was because I wasn’t feeling good and because I don’t have my own cuff, and it was 157 over 84! I need to talk it over with my doctor, but perhaps just an anti-inflammatory medication like Advil will suffice. We shall see. I’m supposed to be taking it easy for the first 24 to 48 hours. On the bright side, I’m looking forward to wearing (not so high) heels again.

scheduled for release Oct 2, 2018

Arc Received

I was so excited to receive an e-arc of Kill The Queen that I had to start reading it. So far I’m loving it! It is full of descriptive words to convey the mood surrounding Eveleigh’s life at Seven Spire castle. She is a mutt, less than noble who doesn’t appear to have any magic ability, but we know she is hiding it from everyone. Other than her keen sense of smell she is immune to magical powers which reminds me of the elemental assassin series with stone, earth, water, fire, and ice magic. Poor Evie left orphaned with no place to go is kicked out, more like, blasted out of the kingdom by her second cousin Vasilia with her lightning magic,(she reminds me of Mab Monroe from The Elemental Assassin) and ends up in the river several meters below. Good times.

I also got Samantha March’s ebook Kristy.  Kristy is more of a light; natural, feel-good chick lit about friendship. It’s free on kindle unlimited.


I want to showcase my Owlcrate Strange & Unusual box featuring My Plain Jane. I like the wallet. It looks durable and well made and comes with a decent wrist strap.


I haven’t tried the mints yet cause you know, sugar. The push pins are adorable. I like the Halloween vibes. I admit I only got the box because of My Plain Jane and never considered the other things.

I started listening to Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter, but I don’t feel like reading a dark and severe story at the moment. I’m five books behind schedule in my Goodreads reading challenge.

I finished and reviewed From Here to You by Jamie McGuire

What I watched on Netflix
I started watching The Sinner, but it is kind of creepy. I was not too fond of Cora’s mother blaming Cora for her sister dying, and the unknown variables are too many. Like her weird parents and what’s up with that song that triggers Cora to murder? What’s up with her husband? Moreover, she has a son? Wtf? I mean she killed someone. On a beach. In front of everyone. The boy and girl going at it in front of kids, was inappropriate and disgusting and someone needed to stop them but not by murdering him lol I thought it was why Cora killed him but it was because of the music!

I also watched The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, and it was all right, but it’s not my thing. It was romantic, but she never knew he liked her until she kisses him. I didn’t finish To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before either. Ugh. It isn’t my thing.

Does anyone have any other recommendations? What about The Innocents or Cathedral Of the Sea? Are they good? I am waiting for the next season of Outlander, The 100, Glitch, The OA, The New Legends of Monkey, The end of the F@#*ing World, The Walking Dead and more. I’m always waiting.

 This week I added ten new books to my Goodreads TBR shelf and got rid of 9 old ones. Ha!

I think that’s all for this week. I wish everyone a lovely and relaxing weekend.

24 thoughts on “The First Day of September Weekend What Nots

  1. vvb32 says:

    Ooo, My Plain Jane! That’s one I definitely want to read. Happy reading.

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  2. Greg says:

    Kill the Queen sounds pretty awesome, actually! And I hope you feel better, and that the injection side effects go away soon. Doesn’t sound fun. 😦

    I started The Innocents and am two episodes in. So far I like it. Glitch was pretty good. Have you watched Dark? I thought that was quite good.

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    1. Jackie says:

      No. I haven’t heard of Dark but I checked and it sounds promising. There’s also In Darkness starring Natalie Dormer *shrugs. Thanks for visiting Greg


  3. Yvonne says:

    I hope you are feeling better. Enjoy your books and have a great week!


  4. Literary Feline says:

    Ouch! I have heard those steroid shots can do wonders but also have bad side effects. I hope you are feeling better soon. Kill the Queen sounds awesome! I am glad you are enjoying it. I love your Owlcrate box! What fun! I miss getting a subscription box. I hope you have a great week!

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  5. I love the Owlcrate 🙂 I hope you start feeling better soon though, the side effects really do sound tough. Have a good week!

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    1. Jackie says:

      Evelina! I just have to wait one more day and I should be over the high blood pressure that’s plaguing my system


  6. Jennifer Estep is high on my ‘to try’ list and now I’m thinking I need to bump her up higher!
    Hope you make a speedy recovery and the blood pressure settles.

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    1. Jackie says:

      Thanks Nicci! I hope you read Jennifer Estep’s book


  7. Lulu says:

    Oh no, that sucks about the shots 😦 Hopefully talking with your doc, you two can come up with a less painful solution? Kill the Queens sounds really interesting and that cover looks fantastic! I might have to give it a look see

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  8. Sorry about the injection issues. I hope you feel better soon. Enjoy your new books!


  9. Dinh G. says:

    Lucky you to get a nice Owlcrate! All the little goodies in a nice box…it must feel like xmas!
    Sorry to hear the injection shot is messing you up with your blood pressure and sugar levels. Feel better soon.
    I am waiting for TWD as well. There’s nothing good on telly anymore. Even TWD has gone downhill the last couple of seasons. I haven’t seen The Guernsey Literary movie yet but I loved the book. I bet the movie doesn’t compare to the book.

    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club

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  10. I am curious about My Plain Jane.

    Sounds like your viewing was less than awesome this week. Hope it improves! Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Jackie says:

      Thanks, I can’t find anything worthwhile right now.


  11. I started the Innocents but couldn’t get into it. I’m waiting on Outlander too. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jackie says:

      Season 3 of Outlander was so good!


  12. Sarah Sammis says:

    Take care. Sorry the shot is giving you trouble. My weekly updates

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  13. Sorry that the steroids are messing with other health issues. I hope things get better soon. That Owlcrate looks interesting. Come see my week here. Happy reading!


    1. Jackie says:

      Hi Kathy, thanks for visiting


  14. bibliomane46 says:

    That box looks super cool! I watched The Sinner and I thought it was pretty good. I like the dark, gloomy, creepy, gory stuff though! LOL

    The Monday Book Report

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    1. Jackie says:

      Lol it is quite the creepy show and perfect for Halloween right? Thanks for visiting


  15. ponderingbks says:

    Kill the Queen sounds great! I can’t wait to read it myself.

    Happy Reading!

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  16. Kathryn says:

    Ouch to that injection, strange that it raises the blood pressure. Pieces of Her I’d think would need to be left until you are feeling like you want to be scared!

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