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Monday, January 9, 2017
#MarvelousMonday, TBR, To be reviewed, On My Kindle Book Reviews

We got some snow last week here in Springfield, and of course it had to hit on the day that I had appointments scheduled with my primary doctor and psychologist.

Fortunately, both offices were open and I got a bit of good news from my primary doctor. My thyroid levels look good and she prescribed me a medication called Prazosin to help with the night terrors that have consistently troubled me for months now. It currently makes me a bit dizzy and drowsy; however, those effects should disappear within a week. Even though I'm not feeling great now, the temporary side effects will be worth it when compared to how I've been feeling after months of restless sleep!

We have also discovered exactly how much Lexi hates snow. She refuses to pee or poo outside when there's snow on the ground. We tried getting her little dog boots called "Jelly Wellies" but she hated them. After convincing her to walk outside in them, they fell apart; literally seconds after we started walking around!

Needless to say, I'm not impressed. If they cannot withstand a 6-lb. Maltese walking around in them on whatever the management company uses to melt the ice on our sidewalks, then they are not worth the money. The whole point of the stupid boots was to keep her feet dry and protected from the ice melt stuff. Ugh! We are looking at other options that might feel more natural to her. Wish us luck.

Despite this setback, I have some awesome news about Lexi. We finally found a toy that she likes. We were looking for a Nylabone toy to replace the cheap, chicken-flavored chew bone that she carried around with her (didn't chew it, just trotted around the apartment with it in her mouth). We couldn't find one at the store for small dogs and we were about to give up when I found this Petstages Dogwood toy.

Lexi Stansbury, On My Kindle Book Reviews
Lexi Stansbury with $7 stick.
I figured she'd like it since she likes to chew on the wood gate we bought to keep her from wandering into the living room when we're sleeping. We brought it home and she started chewing on it right away. Go figure! We've bought all sorts of toys for her and she goes for the $7.00 stick.

To be Reviewed

I was a little worried about reading the books on last week's TBR list because I really hadn't started on them until Wednesday. However, since I started taking the new medication I got for night terrors on Thursday and have been really dizzy and feeling sick, I was able to get both books read.

At Death's Door, Astrid V. Tallaksen, To be reviewed, #MarvelousMonday,On My Kindle Book Reviews       Todd, Cynthia Ulmer, To be reviewed, On My Kindle Book Reviews, #MarvelousMonday

Plus, I started on a book that isn't on the TBR list because an author requested that I read it and give him feedback privately before he publishes it.

To be Read

Other than the top secret book that I have already started on, I have two more books that I've been looking forward to reading on my TBR list this week:

Talking Tico, Joe Baur, TBR, #MarvelousMonday, On My Kindle Book Reviews

Costa Rica is one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the Americas with some of the world's most attractive natural surroundings teeming with wildlife. Most visitors spend years saving up for a trip of a lifetime, or perhaps even a honeymoon, but Joe decided to move there for ten months to get a closer look at life in and around Costa Rica.

Over the course of his time abroad, Joe brings his experiences to life alongside the history of the region as he travels throughout Costa Rica and its Central American neighborhood with stops in Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala. Xenophobic expatriates, delicious food, vibrant market scenes, an epic battle with Mothra, and inevitable culture clashes all make an appearance in Talking Tico, leaving readers with a new impression of this fascinating region.

The Eye of Nefertiti, Maria Luisa Lang, TBR, #MarvelousMonday, On My Kindle Book Reviews

The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh’s Cat. The time-traveling ancient Egyptian feline with human powers returns together with his beloved Pharaoh and his close friends, the High Priest of Amun-Ra and Elena, an Egyptologist’s daughter.

The cat is quick-witted, wise-cracking narrator as well as free-spirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy. The cat travels from present-day New York City to England, both ancient and modern, then to ancient Egypt, where he confronts a horrible demon and experiences a sublime emotion. Once back in England, he descends into a psychological abyss so deep only the Pharaoh can save him.

The Eye of Nefertiti interweaves feline and human, past and present, natural and supernatural. It contains numerous surprises, twists and turns, intriguing characters, both human and animal, fascinating revelations about ancient Egyptian history and culture, and an ingenious application of the Tarot and an Italian opera.
I'm really looking forward to reading and sharing books with you this week! Have you read the books on my lists? What did you think of them? What are you reading now? Let me know in the comments.

Have a #MarvelousMonday and a splendid week!