Sunday, December 04, 2011

Hauling Sunday LXIII

Ugh. I had a few days off and I was so happy to have them and health issues just came and ruined all the fun :( Really sorry to sound/be whiny, but I just need to get it off my chest. Sigh, I just want to be healthy again and not worry about things :( In part, I think I'm having a BPPV relapse :( I've been nauseous in the past few weeks and had a few dizzy spells. Nothing as bad as last March though. I actually felt better while I was in Toronto... but this week-end? Bleh. And now, I don't know, but I think I feel a bit of tingling/numbness in my hands and feet. Not sure if I'm just over-worrying and imagining it or paying too much attention to it. Seriously, I regretted taking my health for granted and I'd do anything just to feel normal and not worry at every little health hiccups ^_^; Anyway, I'll pay attention to it. I just hope it's perhaps BPPV combined with stress and dehydration. Oh yeah, gotta love the internet for self-diagnosis ^_^; If it's not better in a few days, then I'll go to the doctor.

Okay, whining part over. Now, onto a much more fun topic: books :) Wow, hard to believe it's been almost a month since I last did a Hauling Sunday post!! So are you ready to see my haul? :)

Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook - I got this book a couple of weeks ago, but didn't want to do a Hauling Sunday post with only one book. LOL, I never thought though it'd be so much time after! I still haven't read The Iron Duke. I think I'm having a mental block when it comes to that book ^_^; I'm hoping I'll have more success with this one :) Ms Brook is a brilliant author and I so want to love this series.

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally - So I've never really been into contemporary YA, but lately, that's what I've been craving to read. Weird, I know. In any case, as soon as I read Catching Jordan's blurb, I knew I wanted to read that book. I thought the premise was really interesting - Jordan being a girl and playing quarterback for her high school team. I thought it'd be a good mix of contemporary and sport and I was right :)

Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews - I'm a big fan of Ms Andrews' Kate Daniels series. I love that series - the action, the characters dynamics and the humor. However, the world building has always been a problem with me, just because I have difficulty "seeing" it. Well I have the same issue with The Edge series and the characters have not won me over yet.... but I have hopes, especially considering the hero is Kaldar :)

Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep - I've reviewed Touch of Frost not too long ago and if you've read my review, you know why I got Kiss of Frost :) I just love Ms Estep's writing and I'm glad she has two series going on :)

Treasured Vows by Cathy Maxwell - This book was released in 1996 (wow!) and the reason it caught my attention is because Alex has reviewed it not long ago. I wanted to give it a go because while it's set in England, it's different as in the hero is not titled. Small detail, but it can be a lot of fun!! :)

To Wed a Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries - This is the 4th book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series. I've been enjoying this series so far and wanted to know more about Gabe... especially after the challenge the heroine threw him in the last book!

So all these books have been ordered online a couple of weeks ago. I've just been waiting for them to arrive. The only book I've actually bought is the following:

The Lady's Secret by Joanna Chambers - I read Hilcia's review yesterday and it was such a great review that I immediately bought it LOL.

And speaking of Hils, well she sent me a couple of books...


LOL, you can say I'm ready for the holiday season :)

And voila, a month-worth of haul! Definitively a great haul, but not too crazy right? :) Yes, I'm fishing for compliments for my restraint LOL.


  1. I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well again - If I lived close I'd come and do that 'falling head' thing they do for BPPV. We talked about it while you were here and you know the trouble Bob had. So definitely keep us up to date - it's horrible to not feel like yourself. HUGS!

    And yes, you were very restrained ;)


  2. Nath! I'm sorry you're not feeling well. You need to check that out. :(

    That's a great haul! You have some books in there that I really want to read. And, I can't wait to read what you think of The Lady's Secret. :) I'm so glad you received all those Xmas books... happy reading!

  3. Oh! I hope you like Treasured Vows (thanks for the shut out). I always find such comfort in that story.

    Also, I love the Christmas themed books! ;)

    Awesome haul!

  4. Enjoy your new books! Ames mentioned Catching Jordan to me a while ago and I am curious about it.

  5. Did you already read Catching Jordan? You've got me curious now. :)

    Wonderful haul Nath - lots to get you into the holiday spirit!

  6. Cindy - Thanks Cindy :) I was going to ask my sister, but it seems it's getting better, so I'm not going to mess with it.

    And LOL, yes, this is restraint for me for a month :)

    Hilicia - Yeah, I know... but at the same time, I don't know. I might just be over-reacting, like the time I had dry eye. Just being over-sensitive. If anything worsen though, I'm definitively heading to the clinic.

    I'll try to review The Lady's Secret soon, but I'm so behind in my reviews ^_^; All I can say is that I enjoyed it. I thought the first half of the book was stronger though.

    Alex - No problem Alex ;) I hope I enjoy it too LOL. I can't believe it's 15 years old already ^_^;

    Kailana - Thanks Kailana :) I think you should give a try to Catching Jordan :)

    Leslie - Yes, I read it :) It's pretty good :) I'm giving it a B grade.

    LOL, yeah. The holidays... We don't do much for the holidays at my house, so yes, this is putting me in the spirit :)

  7. Being sick sucks, I hope you feel better soon… You have some great books there! I also got Heart of Steel (obviously since I’m Meljean’s biggest fan because she is going to let me marry Michael) Fate’s Edge and The Lady’s Secret, you have great taste LOL! I really love Dani Harper’s books although Changeling Dream wasn’t my favorite. I also want to read Catching Jordan because the premise looks ridiculous in a very good way, I hope you review it so I can decide whether to buy it or not ;-)

  8. Brie - Thanks Brie. I'm crossing my fingers.

    LOL, indeed :) You too have great tastes :) I've already read Fate's Edge and The Lady's Secret :) What about you?

    I don't think the premise of Catching Jordan was that ridiculous. Sure, it'd wouldn't be easy for a girl, but not completely ridiculous and the author did a great job :)

    I haven't read Ms Harper's yet, but I've seen some reviews and they seem favorable :)

  9. Haven't read them yet, maybe this weekend if I have time... You should read Changeling Moon first, since is book 1 in the series, although they stand alone fairly well, but it was my favorite so that's the one I would recommend!

  10. Brie - Hmmm, need to find the book first LOL. but I'll keep it in mind!