WWW 9/11/19

Hi everyone! Today has been a busy day. Today in lab we learned how to take blood pressure and other vital signs, but let me tell y’all, taking blood pressure is an art of its own because there are things that you have to get just right to get an accurate reading, or you have to start over. Luckily, we were all in the same boat and were struggling together, so everyone was pretty patient.

AND, y’all I was caught red-handed! My guy friend from nursing school found my blog and read the wrap-up for the other day where I was kind of talking about him. If you’re reading this post guy friend from school, hi *waving*. Let me tell you I had a small panic attack because he saw it and that was the last thing I expected. Like I still can’t even rn.

Anyway, let’s get into this week’s WWW since it has been almost a whole month since the last one.

This tag is hosted by hosted by Taking on the World of Words where you answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you want to read next?

And since I forgot to mention some of the new music I’ve been listening to lately in the wrap-up from August, I’ll add that at the end!

Currently Reading:

Syrian Brides by Anna Halabi

“This delightful collection of short stories offers insight into the lives of Syrian women, both the married and the brides-to-be. It reveals the warmth and humor as well as the oppression in the Syrian society. The stories make the reader laugh while addressing serious issues such as domestic violence. Um Hussam can’t find a suitable bride for her son, testing each candidate’s sight, hearing and reading skills, occasionally cobbing a feel. Jamila’s husband Hassan can’t forget his deceased wife, until she makes sure he never mentions her again. Rami can’t help but wonder whether his new bride is a natural beauty or a talented surgeon’s masterpiece. Khadija’s maid stabs her in the back while Rana’s husband Muafak can’t find the right excuse to avoid a fight.”

Below by Alexandria Wick

“In the heart of the frigid North, there lives a demon known as the Face Stealer. Eyes, nose, mouth—nothing and no one is safe. Once he returns to his lair, or wherever it is he dwells, no one ever sees those faces again.

When tragedy strikes, Apaay embarks on a perilous journey to find her sister’s face—yet becomes trapped in a labyrinth ruled by a sinister girl named Yuki. The girl offers Apaay a deal: find her sister’s face hidden within the labyrinth, and she will be set free. But the labyrinth, and those who inhabit it, is not as it seems. Especially Numiak: darkly beautiful, powerful, whose motives are not yet clear.

With time slipping, Apaay is determined to escape the deadly labyrinth with her sister’s face in hand. But in Yuki’s harsh world, Apaay will need all her strength to survive.

Yuki only plays the games she wins.”

The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

A lot can happen on the road from lost to found…

Ali Collins doesn’t have room in her life for clutter or complications. So when her estranged father passes away and leaves her his only prized possession—a 1968 Firebird convertible—Ali knows she won’t keep it. Not when it reminds her too much of all her father’s unfulfilled promises. And especially not when a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast is offering enough money for the car to save her childhood home from foreclosure. There’s only one problem, though. Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift.

But her ex-boyfriend, Nico, does.

The road trip gets off to a horrible start, filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks, and all the uncomfortable tension that comes with being trapped in a car with your ex. But when Nico starts collecting items from the quirky strangers they meet along the way, Ali starts to sense that these objects aren’t random. Somehow they seem to be leading her to an unknown truth about her father. A truth that will finally prove to Ali that some things—even broken things—are worth saving.”

Recently Finished:

As She Fades by Abbi Glines

“On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken.

Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she’s not immune to Slate’s charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship.

Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.”

Maybe this Time by Kasie West

“One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .”

I have thoughts about this book. I’m hoping to write a review for it soon, but I just don’t even know were to begin. It’s not that the book is bad because I like this book better than some of her more recent books, but there’s something about it that I don’t like.

Up Next:

Honestly, I have no idea! I was contact by a publishing company, and I should be receiving an ARC (yes a physical one!!!) soon, so I guess that book. I am kind of shuffling through the beginning of a few books trying to pick one out, but it’s anyone guess at thing point!

Music:

  • I Warned Myself by Charlie Puth
  • Easier Remix by 5SOS ft. Charlie Puth
  • Wild Blue Pt. 1 Album by Hunter Hayes
  • Teeth by 5SOS
  • Crystalline by Tristan Maxted
  • Basket Case by Green Day
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day

Happy reading until next time,

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