Sunday, February 17, 2013

Daisy Update (33) and Book Haul (10)

Hi guys!!

So I didn't post last week because I was sitting on my parents' couch zombielike on Saturday and was busy watching a parade on Sunday and then defrosting. But I'm back!

My 24-hour shift was pretty ok, I had time to eat (which is a BIG DEAL) and hang out with the nursing staff, which was nice. The ER was kinda quiet and almost all the patients were behaving, so yay!

My night shift week was ok as well right up until the last night, which was HORRIBLE! I took over the shift and my colleague working the evening shift said I had only one thing left to do he hadn't gotten around to. Which was true, except for the MILLION of things I got called for after that... I went to bed at 2AM and got a call for a consult about 10 minutes later. Yeah, that was kinda a huge disappointment. Then I had to get another patient to the intensive care and in the morning we had another emergency and it was just AWFUL!

And probably the worst part was that when I was lying in my own bed at home, trying to catch up on some sleep, the hospital sent a call to my cellphone cause some idiot thought I was still on call, AAAH! And I seriously can't figure out what went wrong!

Anyway, I somewhat recovered after that and worked 5 days this week instead of 4 because 2 of my colleagues had a week off and I had promised to come in an extra day so everything could run a bit more smoothly. I covered one of our nursing floors and I kinda love that. I mean, you get to know all the patients and can more easily follow up on everything.

My nights were mostly uneventful, other than the night shift I did on Tuesday. On Friday I was ready to crash, I'd been falling a bit off all day and was just SO tired. So I did the little old lady thing and went to sleep at 9.30PM instead of going to a birthday party. And I felt so much better yesterday after over 10 hours of sleep!

Yesterday the boyfriend and I went out for a late Valentine's Day dinner and had sushi for the first time ever. Guys, it was SO GOOD! Seriously! I don't know why we haven't tried this before! I was even working the chopsticks, although trying this first with mushrooms isn't the easiest way to go, but we made it work :)

Today we're having dinner with one of the boyfriend's friends and his girlfriend, which is always nice :) And I'm applying to get into the specialty of my choice: GP, which is insanely scary and exciting and just AAAH!

Book Haul

Egalleys for review
-The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise: this sounds SO CUTE!
-How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Katie Strohmeyer: it sounds like the perfect summer read and I've heard good things about Smart Girls Get What They Want.
-Arclight by Josin L. McQuein: sounds CREEPY and exciting!
-Undercurrent by Paul E. Blackwell: a male protoganist and memory loss, I'm SO IN!
-The Breeders by Katie French: got this for a blog tour, sounds really interesting!
-Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross: this is on my most wanted debut of 2013 list! Many thanks to Elizabeth Ross for the egalley!
-The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway: TIME TRAVEL! YES!
-A Touch of Scarlet by Eve Marie Mont: seriously, who wouldn't want to step into a favourite novel??
-Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead: AAH! NEW SERIES BY RICHELLE MEAD! It sounds EPIC!
-A Touch Menacing by Leah Clifford
-Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory: I LOVE Philippa Gregory, I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but I bought it and I have no doubt I'll love it as well! I am kinda bummed by the cover change though, now my books won't match...
-Afterglow by Karsten Knight: I still need to read Embers and Echoes, but as Wildefire left us with a HUGE cliffhanger, I'll be glad to read these back to back :)
-Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young: I still haven't read anything by either of these authors (though I own their books), but I've heard amazing things and this sounds really good!
-With This Kiss, part one, two and three by Eloisa James: I love Eloisa James, these novellas sounds wonderful!

From one of my best blogging buddies, the wonderful Alex @ A Girl, Books and Other Things I got two books:
-The Giver by Lois Lowry
-Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Thank you so much! I'm really excited to finally own both of them as I've heard many amazing things about these books!

-Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
-Asunder by Jodi Meadows: AAAH! It's so gorgeous and I can't wait to dive back into this world!
-The Archived by Victoria Schwab: I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED The Near Witch, so I'm beyond excitement to read this one!
-Everbound by Brodi Ashton: Everneath nearly killed me with that ending, I NEED to know what happens next!
-Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness: already read, but wanted a finished copy :)
-Red Glove by Holly Black: I'm REALLY glad I waited this long to buy these books, cause I would have been heartbroken at the change in covers otherwise... Love this series!
-Prodigy by Marie Lu: still need to read Legend, but already bought this one because of all the excitement over it
-One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean: YES! LOVE SARAH MACLEAN'S BOOKS!
-Slated by Teri Terry: caught my attention because it's been re-published this year, sounds really good!
-Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi: YAY! This seems to be the week of exciting sequels coming in the mail! I hear chapter 62 is especially exciting...

Link me up to your book haul post and I'll be sure to leave a comment!


  1. Work sounds like it's been so crazypants for you lately! What is the specialty that you're applying for, GP?

    Your V-Day dinner sounds so nice! I'm not big on sushi - I only like cooked rolls or veggie rolls. What kinds did you try?

    Hope you have a good week Daisy!!

    1. General practice, I'm not sure if you have it in the US, but it's non-hospital based and here everyone has to go to their GP first, the GP decides if you should go on to the hospital and treats minor illnesses.

      I pretty much tried anything with salmon, lol ;) I'm trying to ease myself into it, maybe next time I'll try more of the other raw fish.

  2. It sounds like you had an interesting week! Love the new books. I can't wait to check out Richelle Mead's new series!

  3. Wow, your week made me feel tired just reading about it - though that might be the 50 tests I got to grade... LOL - anyway, I hope you like Daughter of the Forest, it's one of my fave ever (though there is a part about a third of the way in that is a little gloomy and dull-ish, but it totes picks up), I tried to get a prettier cover, though, but they didn't have it in BD :(

    Anyway, enjoy all your booksies!!! I've heard great things about The Archived :D And let me know about the Eloisa James's novellas! they sound cute.

  4. ASUNDER! I can't wait for you to read that one - it's AWESOME. There's definitely more of Sam and Ana to love!