Sunday, April 7, 2013

Daisy Update (38) and Book Haul (13)

Hi guys!

This week felt sorta chaotic, even though it was probably mostly so in my head ;)

Last Sunday my parents and brother came over for dinner and we just talked and played a game and it was really nice! We usually go over to my parents' for dinner, but this time they came to my place and I kinda liked playing hostess :)
Monday we had dinner with the boyfriend's family and after that I was pretty much in a food induced coma...

Tuesday it was time to go back to work and to also work the evening shift after my day shift and it was pretty ok. It was SO busy in the ER people had to wait for hours before they could be seen by a doctor, mostly because there was just nowhere to put them, so instead of me running around between four patients, I was constantly waiting for the ER staff to put a waiting patient in a room. It was kinda annoying cause I could have just treated all four patients in my shift and because there was no room I couldn't see all of them before my colleague working the night shift got there.

Wednesday I had an exam in preparation for the interview I have next week, applying to get a residency as a general practitioner to be. So yeah, I was pretty nervous. I think I did ok, but we don't get the results until our interview (at least, I hope we get the results then!)...

Thursday was the day I was stuck in traffic for almost three hours and GAH IT SUCKED SO MUCH! It normally takes me about 30 to 45 minutes to get home from work and it was just plain awful and the people on the news kept saying the traffic jam was clearing up rapidly. Yeah, that's why I had moved about 300 meters in half an hour...

Thursday and Friday it was just so busy at work that I was glad when it was time to head home for the weekend, because seriously, I was ready to throw my pagers at the wall at one point. The general theme seemed to be: when you're not sure who to forward the call to, call Daisy. Let's just say that I was not amused.

Yesterday we had two birthday parties, one was in the afternoon and the other at night, so we sorta did marathon-socializing and while it was fun, it was also really exhausting! I'm a bit of a hermit on the weekends, spending pretty much my whole Saturday around other people than my boyfriend or my family is rare for me as I just need a day to relax.

Today I'm planning to just blog a bit, read and prepare for a presentation I have to give on Wednesday.
I hope you'll all have a wonderful week!

Book Haul

Egalleys for Review:

First off I need to tell you about the book that made me want to drop everything and which I have already read:

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson: I love, love, LOVE this series and The Bitter Kingdom was a perfect ending, but now I'm sad I won't be going on adventures with Elisa anymore... But you should all read it!!

-Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: this sounds REALLY intense and slightly creepy!
-It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long: I love the Pennyroyal Green series and Julie Anne Long's writing in general, these books make me happy!
-An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands: there is just something about lairds.
-No Angel by Helen Keeble: this will be either REALLY good or really bad, I'm counting on the first.
-Find Me by Romily Bernard: I will be so creeped out by this book and it will be awesome!
-The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas: ALL THE EXCITEMENT! This sounds like such a me-book!
-Twinmaker by Sean Williams: because who hasn't dreamed of an easy way to improve your appearance? I'm curious to see the nasty effects this has!
-The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White: I've heard pretty much nothing but good things about her books and this one has EGYPTIAN GODS in them! Be still my mythology-loving heart!
-Blackout by Robison Wells: a mysterious virus infecting teens with impossible powers, YES I'm all over this!
-Don't Look Now by Michelle Gagnon: described as the teen version of The Girl of the Dragon Tattoo, it sounds really good!
-False Sight by Dan Krokos: I LOVED False Memory and can't wait to continue this series!
-The Taming of Ryder Cavanagh by Stephanie Laurens: I want so bad to LOVE one of her books again, I do always enjoy them though :)
-Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare: a Spindle Cove novella, I've fallen in love with Tessa Dare's writing.
-Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill: it's about Mary Shelley and sounds just fascinating!
-Prophecy Girl by Cecily White: this sounds like a fun paranormal romance series!

-Crossed by Ally Condie: I haven't read Matched yet, but I will soon! And then this one!
-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I gave into peer pressure and bought it, even though this book scares me ;)
-Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl: I still need to start this series but it bugged me that I didn't have the final book.
-A Beginner's Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch: I've been eyeing this author's books for a while and figured this would be as good a book to start with as any :)
-Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson: a retelling of Bluebeard, the fairytale that gave me nightmares, I really want to love this, I've heard mixed things about it though..
-Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs: I really enjoyed Sweet Venom and am looking forward to continuing this series!

-Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston: I won this in a giveaway by my lovely blogging buddy Karin from My Life..., thank you so much! I'm really excited to read this!

Also, my giveaway for The Infernal Devices ended and I'll announce the winner later today!

Leave me a link in the comments and I'll be sure to check your haul out!


  1. There's nothing worse than getting stuck in traffic after a long day at work, it's so frustrating!

    Good luck for the interview next week :)

  2. I COMPLETELY understand about just wanting to throw something (pager, or in my case, the phone) against the wall sometimes! Work can be super stressful. I hope you get a chance to relax!

    Good luck with your presentation and interview!!! :-)