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Monday, October 10, 2016
Marvelous Monday, #OMKindle, On My Kindle Book Reviews

Bringing in a new addition to the On My Kindle family has taken some getting used to, but we are trying different things to make our little Lexi comfortable in her new home.

We took Lexi to the vet last week and discovered that she has allergies and her tonsils got a bit infected from sinus drainage. We were given a course of antibiotics and advised to give her a quarter of a Benadryl tablet a day. When I asked how we were supposed to get Lexi to take her medicine, I was told to put it in peanut butter. It took our little girl two doses of antibiotic in peanut butter for her to figure out that there was a nasty pill in it; she actually stopped accepting treats from us altogether for a couple of days after that!

Fortunately, a friend on Facebook suggested wrapping the pills in Velveeta cheese and giving her a piece of "untainted" Velveeta before and after the "tainted" piece. I never thought I would say this, but Velveeta is a life saver! We have given her a couple of doses using Velveeta and our little girl still accepts them.

Lexi Stansbury, #OMKindle, On My Kindle Book Reviews, Marvelous Monday
Lexi Stansbury, chilling to some music
We are also having trouble getting Lexi to stay quiet at night. Kyle did not have to go in to work this past weekend, so I was able to get some much needed sleep while the two of them spent some quality time together. I found some relaxing music for dogs on YouTube and, as the picture above indicates, she seems to enjoy it.

We are also trying out some other new things for nighttime that we hope will reduce her stress and anxiety. We are hopeful that she will like some of the changes that we are making, and that she will allow me to get some sleep.

To be Reviewed

Despite the fact that I was sleep deprived last week, I managed to read both books on last week's TBR list:

The Fire, John A. Heldt, To be Reviewed, #OMKindle, On My Kindle Book Reviews    Untitled Beauty, C.E. Wilson, To be Reviewed, #OMKindle, On My Kindle Book Reviews

I'm really relieved that I managed to read both books, especially since Untitled Beauty by C.E. Wilson is being released on Thursday and I promised her a review by the release date.

To be Read

This week, I plan on reading two books; however, I am going to try to at least start reading a third book as well. I am not promising anything, but I am going to give it a shot!

Super Sporty, The Fight Before Christmas, Ellie Firestone, TBR, On My Kindle Book Reviews
Sporty and her best friend, Harley, are two young horses who play basketball for Horsecitty's professional team called the Shorthorns. They're also superheroes.

Still reeling from their last adventure, Sporty and Harley are back home with their families for Christmas. Everything is back to normal -- but it doesn't stay that way for long. A local horse is caught robbing the Horsecitty bank ... but swears that he didn't do it. Another horse is caught shoplifting ... but she denies all knowledge of it. Sporty suspects that mind control is the real culprit, but she's going to have trouble proving it with no evidence and no clues. And time is running out....

If you like horses, if you like superheroes, if you like adventure and aliens, then you'll love Super Sporty and the rest of the Horsecitty gang.

The Mirror, John A. Heldt, TBR, On My Kindle Book Reviews
On September 11, 2020, Ginny and Katie Smith celebrate their nineteenth birthday at a country fair near Seattle. Ignoring the warnings of a fortune-teller, they enter a house of mirrors and exit in May 1964. Armed with the knowledge they need to return to their time, they try to make the most of what they believe will be a four-month vacation. But their sixties adventure becomes complicated when they meet a revered great-grandmother and fall in love with local boys. In THE MIRROR, the sequel to THE MINE and THE SHOW, the sisters find happiness and heartbreak as they confront unexpected challenges and gut-wrenching choices in the age of civil rights, the Beatles, and Vietnam.

The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card, R. Weir, TBR, On My Kindle Book Reviews
Jarvis Mann was a Private Detective, whose business thrived on the mundane, paying the bills following cheating spouses, getting in the middle of messy divorces and working for the Fat Cat Insurance companies running down false insurance claims. But one day on his office steps a young man coaxing with the simple word “Please” convinces him to help on a Winter’s Sunday afternoon to find a missing valuable Ernie Banks Rookie Bubble Gum Card. With a dry sense of humor he drives the Denver streets from door to door, friend to friend, until a clue leads to a surprising discovery, a young man’s personal pain and his friends selfish act, teach Jarvis a life lesson that will shape him with new hope and resolve.

"I really didn't know about the title but I have to say this far exceeded my expectations. It introduced us to a hard boiled detective with a semi-soft heart. I loved this series and want to read more. Please go and check it out its so worth the read." - Kiki's Indie Reviews and Rants's Activity
It just so happens that R. Weir is one of the authors that I met at Penned Con 2016, so I am really excited to read and review this book!

What do you have on your plate this week? Are you reading, writing, or doing something else? Let me know in the comments.

Have a marvelous Monday and a splendid week!
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