Sunday Post #300 Audiobooks, Sleepless Nights, and Thank Yous

January 14th, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 104 Comments

14th Jan

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I have been deathly ill for almost 12 days now, even though I started antibiotics ten days ago. I’ve lost my voice and have spent sleepless nights battling fits of coughing. My house is a mess and my poor family has been left to fend for themselves.  I work, watch the Royals and then sleep in-between coughing fits. I haven’t even gotten dressed since Friday a week ago when I went to the doctors! I shower and put warm pajamas back on.  I haven’t been able to read a book as my eyes water and focusing is just too much. While it all sounds dreadful and I would gladly trade a week’s worth of coffee for a solid night’s rest,  I have escaped to the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles devouring audios 5 through 8 as well as Besieged.  This weekend I started the novellas. Let’s hope I kick this in the arse soon, so I can resume doing the things I enjoy like visiting all of you! Thank you to everyone who stopped by this week, commented and uplifted my posts. If I am not seeing marked improvement by Monday the doctor wants to see me. Ugh. I hope this post sees you happy and healthy! Stay Caffeinated.

 Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • A Treacherous Curse By Deanna Raybourn (review)
  • Iron Gold By Pierce Brown (review)
  • Where The Long Grass Blows By Louis L’amour (guest review)
  • Leveled By Cathryn Fox (review)
  • Artemis By Andy Weir (audio review)
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Me and Mr. Fluffernutter

A special thank you to Random House

I also deplete my audio credits on the Iron Druid Chronicles! (must have them all)

On the Blog
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March Take Control Challenge sign-up coming January 30th!

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104 Responses to “Sunday Post #300 Audiobooks, Sleepless Nights, and Thank Yous”

  1. S. J. Pajonas

    Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear that you’re sick. 🙁 I had that coughing sickness in December and it was the worst. My husband just had the flu too and he’s taking a lot of time to get over it. This winter sucks so far for sickness. I hope you get better really soon!

  2. Lorna

    Oh no! You’ve been sick so much it seems in the last year or so. I would be carrying a bottle of germx everywhere I go. I hope you are feeling better. The drug he gave you is obviously not the right one. Or you just have a nasty virus. I would ask them to culture it!

  3. Melanie Simmons

    I’m so sorry that you’re not feeling well. Glad that Atticus and Oberon can keep you company. I hope that you feel better soon. {{hugs}}

  4. Tyler H. Jolley

    Kimba, this is serious! I wonder what you have. I’m sending prayers your way. Keep us updated.

  5. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh wow, that’s a long time to be sick. I’m glad audiobooks are around to help you read. I can’t imagine taking care of the little ones while sick though! I hope you feel better ASAP!

    That random photo is hilarious – and so true. January is totally a trial month for the year. 🙂


  6. MarthaE

    Oh so sorry you are still suffering. Do stay hydrated and keep resting. Thank goodness for audiobooks! I hope you are better this week. Your new book looks cute.
    Happy Reading!

  7. Nise'

    I certainly hope you are feeling better soon! Glad audio was there for you while you were sick. I will quit complaining about having the sniffles/congestion for the last couple of days.

  8. vvb

    Ugh! so sorry to hear. Hope this week is better for you. LOL on your totally random pick this week.

  9. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    Oh no! Hope you get to feeling better soon. That does not sound fun. While I’ve been lucky enough to not get sick yet, one of my dogs seems to have a bit of diarrhea, perfect timing. But that’s how it goes. I”m so glad that I started listening to audiobooks in case I get sick and can’t read!

  10. Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

    Oh no, I hope you feel better soon. I hubby has been sick since the begging of December. He just can’t kick what every bug he’s got. He’s been working from home more since he’s been sick off and on. Take it easy and stay comfy. ^_^

  11. Sophia Rose

    Go Atticus and Oberon. He needs to give you one of his protections that will fight your infection. 😉

    Hope you’re back on your feet, soon, Kimberly.

  12. Sarah

    Oh you poor thing! I was feeling a little rubbish at the end of this week, I got in on Friday and slept away all of Friday evening and a large part of Saturday but nothing as bad as you! I hope you feel better soon!

  13. Chrissy

    I hope you feel better soon!!!!

    I love the “January is a free trial month.” =)

    Have a great week!

  14. Samantha

    I hope that you feel better soon!! Being sick is no fun! At least you found a great series to help keep your mind off of it 🙂

  15. JJ @ This Dark Material

    Feel better soon! I’ve had tremendously annoying sniffles the last couple of days, but thankfully nothing that awful 🙁 And I saw you have a review of Artemis coming up— can’t wait to read it! I really enjoyed The Martian, but Artemis’ summary didn’t grab me strongly enough to convince me I should buy the book. Really interested to hear what you thought 🙂

  16. Mallory

    I hope you feel better soon – I can’t imagine for frustrating is to not be feeling better. Very glad you found some good audio books to get into as well 🙂 I love your “Totally Random” on February… I’ve been calling January my Trial-Month 🙂

  17. Danielle

    My oh my.. you are having such a rough go! I am terribly sorry that you have been so sick. Hoping you feel much better soon. Glad you had a nice audio collection to keep you company. Take care my friend <3

  18. Charlie

    Oh, Kimba, that sounds purely miserable. I hope you go back to your doctor and find a game plan to kick the crud. Putting Vicks on your feet and covering with socks at bedtime should help the coughing throughout the night. Or you could do it during the daytime too. All during the holiday break, I never got dressed except to go for our walks. When I’d shower, I’d put on more PJs. I told my students when I came back to school that when we have a break I’ve realized the longer I stay at home, the more homeless I look.

  19. Yvonne

    Oh wow! I’m so sorry to hear about your illness. I hope you are on the road to recovery soon. Take care of yourself.

  20. Suzanne

    I’m so sorry to hear that you still aren’t feeling well Kim. I really hope that you start to feel better soon and especially that you can start to get more sleep. Being sleep deprived is the worst. 🙁

  21. Samantha

    Oh gosh I am so sorry you are so sick.. That sounds miserable. I hope they can do something to help. Glad you are at least able to enjoy audiobooks. Hope you are better soon!

  22. Darlene

    Oh my, Kimberly! That’s sounds awful!! I really hope that you will have some improvement by tomorrow. It can take a while for antibiotics to kick in, or maybe you need something different or a higher dose. It’s tough to take care of the little ones when you’re feeling so crummy. I have the Iron Druid series on my Wishlist.. Glad to hear how much you are enjoying it, despite everything! Feel better soon

  23. kindlemom1

    So sorry you are still having a rough go at it. Thank goodness for audiobooks right? Hope you are feeling better soon!

  24. A Voracious Reader

    I’m upping my {{{posivibes}}} to super duper strength. It seems like everyone around me is falling to this nasty virus. I certainly hope that you pick it up by the scruff and seat of its pants and toss it out to the curb asap. *fingers crossed*

  25. Nick

    Gosh! It doesn’t seem like your sickness is going away. I’m sorry, Kim. That’s a yucky way to start the year. Here’s hoping you make a swift recovery and the doc figures out what exactly is going on with you. Take care and take it easy, friend!

  26. Jo

    I really do hope you feel better soon! Oh and I love the idea of January being a free trial month 🙂

  27. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I laughed at the idea of flu when I was young. Then I got flu. I didn’t get dressed for two weeks. I ached with awful pain. I could barely breathe. Day and night. Horrible.

    I sincerely hope you turn the corner and start to feel better today.

  28. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh my. I do hope you feel better. I was sick with cold and sinus infection and my eyes and ears hurt so bad, I couldn’t focus or listen to anything. It was terrible. I’m finally feeling better but this cold that’s going around is terrible. Maybe try the tessalon perles they have for the cough? Ask about them. I got them this time, and as I still had a cough it didn’t hurt my chest as much.

    Take care!!

  29. Nina

    I hope you feel better soon! Drink lots and lots of water and tea! It helped me a few weeks ago when I also got sick.

  30. Laura@Library of Clean Reads

    Oh, Kim, I feel so bad for you. I used to get sick like that until one year I discovered N’Acetyl L-Cysteine. You can get it off the counter at any natural health store. I never got bronchitis or pneumonia ever again. It’s the best kept secret everyone should know. I told my parents and any of my friends with a tendency to bad colds , flu and bronchitis. Hope you get better soon!

  31. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    You poor girl!! Nothing is worse than being too sick and miserable to try to read while you rest some! I hope you get better really soon!! Thinking good and healthy thoughts your way!!

  32. Stormi Johnson

    Oh my, you poor thing. I hope you get to feeling well soon. Sending a prayer your way! *hugs*

    I have wanted to start the Iron Druid series so glad you are really enjoying them. 🙂 Thank goodness for audios! 🙂

  33. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    That sounds horrible! I’ve heard so much about the sicknesses that are going around right now. You need to be really careful! Make sure you see that doctor tomorrow! Your Totally Random is so me right now. I haven’t gotten a good kick off for the year yet and am hoping to build my momentum so February turns out better. The Iron Druid Chronicles is in my TBR, I’m excited to hear you love it so much! I need to get to it! Feel better!

  34. Amy

    Oh no! I think I’m coming down with something but I’m not half as bad as you. I really hope you get better soon.

  35. Melliane

    Have a lovely week! I’m going to Paris with boyfriend and bestfriend for 2 days in Disneyland. Can’t wait!

  36. Michelle @Because Reading

    I am so sad that you are still not feeling well. I do hope you get better soon or the doctor has something else that will work better. Being sick is not fun when you have stuff you want to do. Thank goodness for audio books.

    I do hope you feel better and get some rest! (((Hugs)))

  37. Jolene @ JO's BOok BLog

    I hope you enjoy Artemis. I liked it a lot. Not as much as the Martian but it was still very good. I put a hold on The Chalk Man at my library cause I keep seeing it everywhere! Hope you get some relief soon. Not being able to sleep is the worst. Prayers to you and your family.

  38. Christina T

    Sorry to hear you are sick! I hope you feel much better by Monday. Audiobooks sound like a great idea. I can’t read when I am sick either.

  39. Lola

    That sounds horrible. I hope you feel better soon! It’s nice you had a good series in audiobook to listen to.

  40. Angela Adams

    ‘Tis the season for the Flu. And, that Flu bug really likes you. Sending warm thoughts your way, and here’s hoping that Flu bug flies away very soon.

  41. Kari

    That’s really bad news to be so ill 🙁 Do you have asthma? I send good wishes for a speedy recovery, or at least the ability to read again until the meds kick in.

    Now you have me interested in the Iron Druids chronicles. I’ve never tried them– though of course heard about them. I wonder if they are as good when read, which I prefer over audio if given the choice.

    Take care, get better!

  42. sjhigbee

    I’m so very sorry to hear that you are so desperately smitten! I’ve been visiting this site long enough to know that you generally don’t stop for some of the minor ailments, so I know you must be feeling ghastly. I very much hope this monster soon departs leaving you feeling HEAPS better!

  43. RO

    Dang it Kim, I sure hope you get to feeling better soon, and get your health back. If I lived near, I would bring by chicken soup, coffee, help for the house and hugs.. I really hate to hear of you being in such bad shape. Nothing wrong with February being the start of 2018 either! Hugs…RO

  44. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Oh Kim, I am so sorry you’re still so sick! I’m glad you’re able to stay at home, I’m glad you’re able to enjoy some good audio books, and I hope this thing clears up soon so you can get some much needed rest! I bet you’re desperate for a full nights sleep! Love your random! I guess that definitely applies to you! Take care of yourself.

  45. Nobonita @ The Bengali Nomad

    I’m so sorry that you’re sick in bed! Loved your review of Roomies; I actually got a copy of that at New York Comic Con. Feel better! Manuka Honey and Ginger Tea always seems to do the trick for me.

  46. Trish @ Between My Lines

    Kim, I knew you weren’t active on the net last week, and wondered if you were still ill. so sorry to hear that you are so miserable. Really hope you feel better soon. I’m glad you can at least enjoy your audiobooks. Don’t worry about the house and the family, they’ll be fine! Look after yourself and make sure you do go back to the doctor if you’re not better. Sending healing vibes.

  47. Emma

    Sorry you aren’t feeling well. Is it this Australian flu we have over here that seems to be making people drop like flies? I am amazed you have accomplished as much as you have. I hope you feel better next week. x

  48. Sam@WLABB

    I admire you being able to find a silver lining in this, and that you have been able to work you way through a series. I do hope you get some relief soon.

  49. Evelina

    Oh wow. I can’t believe it’s that bad 🙁 so sorry! I hope you get better soon. To think that you still posted the Sunday post! You are a hero. I hope the doctor has some solutions on Monday… keep hanging on!

  50. Rachel

    Boo for being sick! You’ve been ill for a long time! I just came down with a nasty virus this Thursday while on vacation! I was okay until last night and I’ve been miserable in my hotel room all day. I hope we both get better ASAP!

    Yay for the Iron Druid Chronicles! I love that series! Luke Daniels narrates wonderfully, right? Hope you feel better, Kimberly! 🙂

  51. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    That is terrible!!! I finally kicked what I had Friday. At least coming out of it that I’m feeling somewhat normal again and not coughing a ton and I can breathe through my nose. I hope that is what is coming for you too.

  52. Karen Blue

    I am so sorry to hear you are sick. That just sucks. I hope you feel better soon. Sending positive vibes your way.

  53. Jackie Briere

    Yet here you are. You are so dedicated to your blog it never disappoints. I love that about you. It is more than I can say for *I won’t mention names*
    I’m saddened that you have been unwell. I really wish you more health and happiness *care bears to the rescue LOl. Thanks for always having your meme up early even when you are sick and on time because this girl needs to get some sleep too and before I go to bed I like getting my link in early :p

  54. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’m sorry you’ve been so sick! It sounds like it might be time to go back to the doctors–maybe they’re not working and you need a different one. I hope that one way or another, you’re soon on the road to full recovery.

    Meanwhile, I’m glad you’re enjoying the Iron Druid Chronicles. They’re fun, aren’t they? I got stuck somewhere around book 4 or 5, but I plan to try again. I’m not sure if it was the book or me, and I had been really enjoying them up until that point. So I figure I’ll give that book another try, and if it’s still not working, I’ll skip it and go on to the next. 🙂

  55. Greg

    Happy 300!! And hope you feel better soon, sorry to hear you’ve been so sick! Ugh no fun. Hopefully this new week ahead will be better…

    Artemis I keep going back and forth on, so will be curious to see what you think.

  56. Vani | Off-Color Lit

    Omg that sounds SO awful! I’m so sorry you’re unwell. After ten days on antibiotics, you’d hope you’d be better! Are you going to go back to the doctor or anything?

  57. Geybie’s Book Blog

    Oh i’m so sorry you haven’t been well, Kim. Sending you my prayers and good thoughts. I hope you get well soon, my friend. Enjoy your audiobooks. Glad that you were still able to listen to them. Have a wonderful weekend. ❤️ #hugs

  58. Literary Feline

    I am so sorry to hear you are still sick, Kim–and so badly! I hope you find some relief soon. You must be so miserable. 🙁 I am thinking of you and sending good well wishes!

  59. Wattle

    Oh no, you sound so sick! I really hope you’re feeling at least a bit better by tomorrow <3 Although thank goodness for audiobooks, they are so useful when you cannot read. My fingers are crossed that by this time next week you're back to feeling 100%!

  60. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, poor you! Sending good thoughts and positive energy, so you can kick that illness now! Enjoy your audio books.

    Thanks for hosting in spite of it all.