Sunday Post (5): Hospital Visits Galore

Posted November 29, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 22 Comments

Sunday Post is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

I didn’t have a Sunday Post last week, so I knew I had to get something posted for today, even though I’m writing this really close to when it will go live. It’s been a bit of a hectic week. My dad had surgery this past Monday and due to some complications, he ended up back in the hospital Wednesday afternoon and he’s still there waiting on news of whether he needs surgery again or something else to make him better! So yeah, lots of visiting the hospital between Thanksgiving and all that fun/crazy stuff!

I did get to see Victor Frankenstein Wednesday night with my sister and a friend and we all really loved it! It stars Dan Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein. Despite McAvoy being the title character, it really focuses on both men! It’s a bit long, but well worth seeing when you can!

The week before I saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and it was also amazing. I think they did a really good job with it and I thought all the actors were brilliant. It’s sad to know it’s over though…

Last Two Weeks on Let’s Get Beyond Tolerance (my other blog- LGBT+ themed):

American Girl Magazine Features Two Dads– Causes Upset

A Look at The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

Musical Choice: Chely Wright’s “Shut Up and Drive”

LGBT News/Reviews: Recommend to Me!

WOW: My Year Zero by Rachel Gold

Etsy Pride (11): Christmas themed!

Coming Up This Week on ShootingStarsMag (subject to change!):

Two m/m book reviews
A Christmas book review + Make it a Gift
A graphic novel review

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon Results:

Also hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer (well, she co-hosted!) was the Christmas/Winter themed read-a-thon. Since I didn’t do a Sunday Post last week, I didn’t update you all on my results. I ended up reading two Christmas themed books. The third I had picked out just didn’t appeal to me at the moment. However, I did read a Christmas book right before the read-a-thon began so that’s not too bad either! It was fun to read some holiday themed novels. How did you do?

2016 Book Challenge Idea!

And finally, I was thinking of creating my own book challenge for next year but it’s no fun if I’m the only one, so would you be interested in taking part?

The idea: Unique Format Challenge (or another cool title if you have any ideas!)

What you do is read books with different formats or cool extras, like a book in verse, or a book with illustrations, or a book with footnotes, or in diary/letter format, or even something like Illuminae with all its crazy ways of telling a story! I know these types of books are hit or miss for some, but I always find unique formatting to be at the very least an interesting experience!

So what do you think? Should I make this an actual 2016 Book Challenge? 

22 responses to “Sunday Post (5): Hospital Visits Galore

  1. I hope they will figure out your dad's health issues! It's no fun when things are in suspension like that 🙁

    I want to go see Mockingjay Part 2, as well. I haven't found the time yet, though.

    Your idea for a 2016 challenge is awesome! There are some books that have formats that are very different, and it makes the story interesting in a different way, too.

    Have a great week ahead and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. I am so sorry about your dad, I hope he is on the way to recovery and feels better soon!

    Glad you loved Mockingjay. Of course, I did too 😀 I agree with you, it was SO well done. Actually, the more I thought about it (and after the second time I saw it) I appreciated it even more! SO sad that it is over though.

    And I think the book challenge idea is so fun! I LOVE unique stuff in books, so it sounds like a great challenge to me!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  3. Being in the hospital (or visiting the hospital) is no fun. Hope they find the way to help your dad soon.

    I think your challenge idea sounds terrific! Can't wait to hear more.

  4. I'm so sorry about your dad Lauren, hopefully it's nothing serious and and easy fix so he can go back home and start to recover. Sometimes being IN hospital makes you feel even worse doesn't it, I bet he can't wait to get the all clear.

    I'm going through the same with my mum at the moment, back and forth between specialists, hospitals and awaiting surgery now in two weeks. She's elderly, and I worry about the risk of major surgery at her age too. It's just a super stressful time. Please let us know how your dad is going and I'm sure it's nothing serious hun. I wish him all the best <3

  5. I am sorry to hear about your dad being in the hospital and having some complications. I hope things will go well. I only have seen the first Hunger Games movie so far, I might have to catch up once.

    That's great you managed to read two books for the readathon. I like your idea for a reading challenges, I personally don't read many books with unique formatting, but it does sound like a great and original idea for a challenge. Have a great week!

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