Sunday, June 1, 2014

Book Babble: Series of Unfortunate and Fortunate Events


I bet you guys thought I was gone forever, but that is not the case.

Eye Issues:  UNFORTUNATELY In early April I had an eye issue where I essentially burned the top layer of both my eyes by using the wrong contact solution and could could see for a week and could't read for 3 weeks.  So no internet for me.

Italy:  FORTUNATELY my eyes were better around the first of May.  Then... the Hubby and I went to Italy for vacation.  It was the trip of the lifetime.  I planned it the way I do things.  By looking up things and online, planning a budget, and seeing how it went.  It was FANTASTIC.

We went to Rome, Sardinia, Siena, Florence, Pisa, and Venice.  Learning about a different culture was life-changing.  And my view of food has changed entirely.

While on vacation, I read:
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walt
Waking up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly
and half of Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons


Not very much for 18 days, I know.

I also watched The Book Thief on the plane and thought it was well done.

I listened to Partials by Dan Wells but didn't finish that either.

Now I'm back and catching up at work.  More reading to come too (I hope).
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  1. Oh no, your poor eyes!! Was it the hydrogen peroxide solution? :( Sounds like italy was AMAZING!!

  2. Ack, so sorry to hear about your eyes!! :( Thankfully you had an awesome trip to (sort of) balance it out.

    I watched The Book Thief recently as well, although I STILL haven't read the book. I thought the film was so well done, though. Really moving.

  3. Oh my gosh! I am so sorry that happened to your eyes! I am glad it was able to heal tho!
    My husband burned his eyes real bad a couple or years ago when Lime blew up in his face! It was so horrible! We didn't know if he would see again. But thank God he is fine but it took time!

    What a great vacation! And you deserved it!

  4. Oh, I'm so happy for you that you enjoyed your trip so much!!
    but bummer about your eyes, i would be bored out of my skull if I couldn't read or internets :(

  5. Oh no about your eye. Are you ok? Is it permanent? Fixable?

    YAY Italy.

    But seriously, I need more Italy pics. :)

  6. YUCK on the EYES!

    Yeah on Italy--I loved it when I visited but that was 10 years ago. I am totally jelly of your vacation :)

  7. This place is good with that- bringing in outside vendors to provide us with yummy things. I have ventured in here during many weekends.
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  8. It's great to see you back in the blogosphere! My goodness on the eye burning -- I hope you're doing better. And Italy -- more, more please.

  9. Missed you and I am on a blogging hiatus at the moment too! I am glad you are doing better. I agree I want more Italy pics too. :)

  10. I am happy that your eyes got better and your trip wasn't ruined (and that your trip was fantastic).

  11. So sorry to hear about your eyes, but I'm glad it was nothing that would affect you permanently. And Italy sounds AMAZING! I hope you ate some good food and had a wonderful time!

  12. Good grief, that is terrifying about your eyes. So happy they have healed now. And your vacation does sound like an absolute dream, lucky :) I'm sure there were lifelong memories made there. That's a good amount of books for vacation time. I have heard nifty things about Eleanor and Park.

  13. Wow! sucks about your eyes but I'm glad you had amazing trip!


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