- TX, USA
- member since February 29, 2012
Hello katrina, I read Shelfari has you as a member with Frank Peretti’s “This Present Darkness” and would like to recommend another Christian Thriller, "The Diaries of Pontius Pilate.” It draws upon the author’s military background and has great reviews. “Diaries” is not a vanity or self-pub book, but is published by Trestle Press, a small independent press outside of Philadelphia under its imprint, My Helping Hands Press, that gave a Christian novel a chance. Full disclosure - I wrote it and hope you’ll give it a chance - on Kindle, Paperback, Nook or Kobo.
Best wishes, Joe Lewis www.josephmaxlewis.com
The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones has been chosen as the Good Reads selection for August. The discussion will be posted approximately the second week of the month.
We are currently discussing Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks. We'd love to have you join us!
Sure Katrina, July or August or whenever is fine. There's no rush or deadline for it.
I really,really loved Ruth Ozeki's Tale for the Time Being. It was a very moving story. I think I'll pick up a few mysteries soon too...been a long time since I've read one.
Take care and heal well!
Sorry to hear that, Katrina. It's been a really long healing process for you :-( Thank goodness for reading to keep your spirits up.
I'm okay. Just coming out of a long and dreary period of very hard work. My contract wraps up in about 2 weeks and then I'll be poor but free for the summer. I'm on a real reading binge too and intend to read even more once my work is done.
I was wondering if you'd like to be a Crossroads celebrity interviewee for our "Spotlight On" thread?
Here's how it might work: (I'm open to ideas here...)
I'll email you a list of about 6-8 questions...you'd answer them in some detail and send them back to me. You can choose not to answer any question that makes you uncomfortable and can suggest questions you'd like to be asked.
Then, I'll post the interview and encourage other members to respond and to ask you more questions of their own. Of course, you can invoke the 'no comment' privilege at any time!
Let me know if you're interested but don't feel pressured to say yes...
The Round House by Louise Erdrich has been chosen as the Good Reads selection for June. The discussion should be posted shortly after the first week of the month. We are currently discussing The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. We hope you can join us!
Being grumpy is a perfectly natural side effect of pain, especially foot pain. I sometimes think these things come to us to help us prepare psychologically for the coming trials of old age, should we be lucky enough to live that long, as well as being warnings to take care of our bodies right now.
One of the things I took away from it was a recognition of how I could still find plenty of moments of interest and happiness even with restricted mobility. It was also good because it forced my husband to recognize how imbalanced our roles at home were and how little he did to keep our home running. This led to very good, long-lasting changes!
But I was still very grumpy despite it all....I guess all you can do is look forward to that first day when you're free to move around and live your live. It will feel exquisite! Sending hugs your way.
Sorry to hear you're still in the healing process, Katrina. Having one part of your body injured does take a toll on the rest of your body in unpleasant ways and can make a person very grumpy and depressed.
For me, I walked around with my fracture for a month before I realized it was broken. I've sprained that ankle many times and didn't bother to see a doctor when I fell as I thought they'd just say "sprain...rest, ice etc." So by the time I was xrayed, it was too late for a cast. I just stayed off my feet for about 4 more weeks. In the meantime, the arthritis in my knees and back flared up from walking off-balance and I started to feel very weak from all the sitting around.
I ended up going for acupuncture 3x a week for a few months to deal with the pain and that was very helpful. Then having already planned a trip to Africa and Europe, I went ahead with that. It was a good thing as it forced me back into shape and also took my mind off the pain. But it was slightly over a year till I found myself walking without pain. The first 3 months did depress me a lot, as I had far too much time to sit pondering aging and infirmity. (I was more depressed than impatient.)
Aside from acupuncture, I found being in the water very helpful. I didn't swim exactly as kicking hurt but I'd go into the deep end of the pool, tread water and stretch (kind of like aqua tai chi) and it was a great relief for the pain.
Is your 3rd cast the last one? When does it come off?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green has been chosen as the Good Reads selection for March. The discussion should be posted shortly after the first week of the month. We are currently discussing The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. We hope you can join us!