Friday, May 29, 2009

What I'm Reading...

I started this book the week it came out and then life happened, work happened and I got sidetracked. But I'm back on it now and am looking forward to finishing it. Here's the cover art and the blurb from VLT's website. And don't forget, you can hang out with Vicki and friends each weekday at Soapbox Queens.

Gwen Dubois lives in Indiana, but her heart is in France with Marc Chevalier. Now he's come to Big Knob to show Gwen the real meaning of amour and coax her back to Paris. But stiff competition is coming from another part of the world, if not exactly this world. Prince Leo of the Atwood fairy kingdom has his own plans for Gwen.

As Marc and Leo battle for Gwen's affections, Big Knob's resident matchmaking witch and wizard move in to help true love triumph in the best way they know how: with a little magic. But when the rivalry puts Gwen in danger, the men in her life are asked to prove their love in ways no one could have imagined.

Thanks for all the kind wishes yesterday. Everything went well at Duke yesterday - other than the 4 hour wait for his appointment. The seizure specialist (who we had no wait for) cleared him to drive short distances - like to work and back. The oncologist said everything was stable - no shrinkage, which we've gotten used to hearing, but no growth either. They made the decision to continue the chemo for another 2 months and then re-evaluate things. If everything is still stable at that point, he'll probably stop the treatments and go back to "watch" mode.

However, I did ask her about an alternative treatment I've heard about - using pulsed electromagnetic therapy - and she was very encouraging. She said she's had several patients use it and it's worked. She knows they're having great success with it with other kinds of cancers, and that it certainly wouldn't hurt to try it. So...I'll be upping my research on that.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!
Peace and Love,


Liza said...

I'm so glad that you got such wonderful news. I know your husband must be happy that he will be able to drive again, even if it's just short distances.

I just finished reading Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye. It was a very fun and sexy read by a new-to-me author.

Silver James said...

*WHEW* Alannah, that's terrific news! Still sending prayers and good thoughts your direction!

I just finished reading Julie Leto's Witch "trilogy" - Stripped, Witchy Business, and Something Wicked. Lots of fun! Next up is Salt and Silver by Anna Katherine.

Have a great weekend!

Alannah Lynne said...

Thanks for the good wishes!! Hubby was so excited to get to drive this morning that he was actually happy to be going to work! LOL

I had an eye appt so we met out for lunch and it was the first time in 16 months that he'd been able to meet me. Up until today, I'd have to finish my appointment, go pick him up and then go where ever we were eating lunch. It was nice for both of us! :)