Cheli is reading 75 again in 2023

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Cheli is reading 75 again in 2023

Editado: Jan 3, 1:10 pm

Hi, I'm Chèli, I've been a member of 75ers since 2009. I still need to visit my own thread more often, I will try but these books keep getting in the way!

Most of my time on LT is centered around the Category Challenge (which is what got me hooked on LT in the first place) and as the leader of the pack when it comes to ROOTing - Read Our Own Tomes - a group where we make a conscience effort to read the books that have been sitting on our shelves for too long - the shelves can be actual or virtual. So come and join us if your shelves are sagging under the weight of unread books!

I love to read and I better get to it! 2022 saw my TBRs shrink to 483. I'm getting a little bit of control!!! I decided that it was time for a reality check in 2022 so I went through and purged books that I agreed with myself I would never get to read. I did pretty well because my TBRs are now ONLY 213. Since I increased my reading rate (I read 174 books in 2021, 152 in 2022) I might be able to read all these in 3 or 4 years but only if I don't get any new books and ARCs. Fat chance of that happening. I guess I'll just have to keep suffering through, spending my time reading when not involved with family and friends. And this year my husband and I are moving so that will be cutting into my reading time.

I've been making a conscience effort to catch up on series that had been lagging behind and by targeting them, my reading numbers skyrocketed! I'm sticking to the same plan for 2023 just selecting different series and authors.

Wishing everyone a healthy, peaceful, and good book filled 2023.

Jan 3, 12:11 am

Hi Cheli, happy new year and thread!

Jan 3, 5:40 am

>1 cyderry: Brilliant Cheli. What a wonderful world that would be!

Happy reading year.

Jan 3, 9:36 am

Welcome back, Cheli! Glad 2022 brought a bit more control to your reading. I hope 2023 is a great one too!

Jan 6, 1:26 pm

I started Spymistress about the master spy of WWII Vera Atkins. It's a little heavy and might take me all month to finish. Hope not.

Jan 12, 7:36 am

Happy reading in 2023, Chèli!

Jan 16, 6:44 pm

I'm late to finding your thread! Welcome back. Hope things are okay since you haven't posted in a while.

Jan 17, 7:35 pm

Hi Chèli! Nice to see you here!

Jan 30, 10:52 am

Just to let everyone know, I have just gotten home from 16 days in the hospital. I'm pretty tired so February may be a bit slow reading month.

Jan 30, 6:35 pm

>9 cyderry: I wondered where you'd hidden. I'm sorry to hear you've been in the hospital. Wishing you a quick recovery as we all know it takes some time.

Fev 1, 5:15 pm

Oh my, that's a long stay. I hope your energy returns soon.

Fev 1, 5:35 pm

>1 cyderry: Cheli. I am saddened that you were in the hospital for 16 days. Are you better? Can I call you?


Fev 2, 9:27 am

>12 Whisper1: certainly call, if no answer, Tim probably took me to a doctor's appt.

Fev 26, 10:37 am

Yesterday I spent the afternoon in the ER. It seemed that the symptoms from my 16 day stay in the hospital were starting to recur, Tim and I decided that discretion was the better part of valor, we returned to the hospital. After numerous tests, x-rays, CT scans, it was determined that the infection was still active but it wasn't necessary for me to stay at the hospital. Just more anti-biotics.

Hopefully, this will be over soon. It's really bad when I haven't enough concentration to even read.

Fev 26, 10:46 am

Cheli - great to read that you are able to fully recover at home.

Fev 27, 12:08 pm

>14 cyderry: Sorry to read the infection isn't gone, Chèli. I hope you feel better soon!

Fev 27, 11:14 pm

Hi Cheli. I'm sorry you are still struggling with the infection. You've been through so much my friend.

Lots of love coming your way.

Mar 4, 9:20 am

Sorry the infection is still present. I hope that it goes away very soon.

Editado: Mar 4, 10:45 pm

Well, I ended up back in the hospital for a few days and they've put me on new anti-biotics. Fingers crossed!

Mar 4, 9:32 pm

>19 cyderry: I wondered if they might not eventually put you back. Sometimes those high-powered IVs are what is needed to clear up infection.

Mar 28, 2:04 pm

Hello, everyone!

I think I am FINALLY on the road to recovery. I was taken off the toxic IVs last Thursday and though they are still having some effect on my stomach, I am beginning to feel better. My other systems (sleep, concentration, etc.) seem to be going back to normal so I have actually been reading! I am hoping that I can keep my star.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. They are truly appreciated.

Mar 28, 9:25 pm

So glad you’re on the road!

Mar 28, 9:48 pm

>21 cyderry: Nice to hear that you are off the toxic Iv's and on your way to feeling more "normal" ! Yay for being able to find the strength and concentration to read again :)

Abr 30, 9:19 pm

>21 cyderry: Over a month without any update, Cheli. Hope your trajectory is still upwards? xx

Maio 1, 7:10 pm

>24 PaulCranswick: health-wise much better.
Moving is moving very fast. We put the house on the market the 18th and the first people through made an offer that we couldn't turn down 2½ hrs. later. I've been packing my little heart out because we settle on May25th but I will be in SC because we settle on the new house May 16th.

I'll be staying in SC getting all the deliveries and orders placed for the new house while my husband, Tim, will be responsible to finish the packing and follow the movers out on the 22nd.

It's all been a whirlwind!

Maio 1, 8:13 pm

>25 cyderry: Warp speed excitement, Cheli. Good luck with the move. xx

Maio 3, 7:28 am

>25 cyderry: Good luck with packing and moving, Chèli!

Maio 16, 5:18 pm

Well, I have moved out of the house and staying with friends in SC to monitor the finishing staging of the move. My hubbie is handling the old house.

Needless to say, I haven't had a lot of reading time. 2 books finished so far this month.

Maio 16, 9:44 pm

>28 cyderry: I hope the rest of the move goes smoothly for you! Reading-wise, you're doing better than I am this month--I finished one I had started in April, and I'm now reading a dense history which is slow going, although it's interesting and I'm learning a lot. We've got a lot going on this week, so I probably won't be able to make a huge amount of progress in it this week either.

Maio 24, 7:54 pm

Apparently, my premonition of a week from hell, was right on the mark.

I started Sunday, I'm staying with my friend while hubbie closes the old house, and I was reading the new neighborhood's Facebook page and they were talking about paving a road, MY ROAD, that was to take place on May 25th, the exact day that the movers were scheduled to arrive with our things from MD. I called the builder Monday morning to find out if this was true, and if so, what we could do about possibly having our section of the postponed or how we were to handle the moving truck situation. They told me to change my delivery. I asked them how am I supposed to do that if they are already on the road to here. I asked couldn't they shift the paving because my part of road still has construction going on. No way. So for a day and a half I worked with the movers to change the delivery to the 26th. Finally all in place - the movers are coming on Friday, along with the deliveries of the Refrigerator, washer and dryer and the installation of my ceiling fans, all things I couldn't reschedule at this point.

So I was looking at a very, VERY busy Friday, We went to the attorney today to sign all the papers, and while we waited for the copies to be made, I checked the Facebook page and find out that the builder had shifted the paving from the 25th to the 26th after they said it wasn't possible!!!!!!! Now the road will be blocked and paved and who knows what's going to happen to the movers and deliveries!

I keep hearing that the Lord only gives you as much as you can handle, but, Lord, I think I'm full!

Maio 25, 3:47 am

>30 cyderry: So sorry, Chèli, that road works cross your moving. I hope all works out in the end...

Maio 31, 9:23 pm

I have to laugh or I'm going to cry. The men came to install my big walk-in tub this morning and neglected to check the drainage before filling the tub to capacity. When they started the tub draining, the water started overflowing in the shower and all over the bathroom, into the master bedroom, and into the hall and master closet. I'm guessing that the house has truly been baptized now.

Apparently when the concrete guys were laying the forms for the slab, they punctured the water pipe and since nothing was going through it, there was no indication that there was a problem. Now that the line is being used fully (bathrooms, washer, kitchen) the problem has strained the hole and gone berserk! At least it wasn't the tub guys! The Toll Brothers manager says that they will cover everything. We may be able to stay while the work is done, just sleep upstairs on the sofa bed. Ah, the joys of Home Ownership!