Friday Five

1. Well our Easter weekend wasn't the best.  First, husband's Uncle Gene died after a prolong battle with prostate cancer.  Gene always to me was a great example of what a Christian should be.  He walked the walk and just didn't spout off against others who weren't Mormon but found goodness in everyone.  His loss will be felt but I'm happy that he is no longer in pain.  His funeral will be this Saturday.

2. Not long after that, I had a knock at the door.  Son walks in acting kind of dazed.  Just when I started to close the door someone cleared their throat.  I looked and there was a strange woman with a teenage girl.  Long story short-they 'found' son unconscious.  Apparently he took a turn too fast and hit a parked car.  She insisted to walk him back home.  We spent the night at ER where they did a CAT scan and Xray to check for problems.  Both came back negative.  Then had a follow-up visit with doctor who told us he has a mild concussion and to limit academics/computer time to no more than 2-3 hours a day.  He needs a week to 'rest' his brain.

Another follow up appointment this next Monday.

And no, son wasn't wearing a helmet.  Ugh.  Even now, after the visit to ER, and cutting his computer game time?  He still doesn't see anything wrong with not wearing a helmet.  Double, triple UGH.  Teen boys.


3. Haven't been getting as much writing done due to monitoring son's progress, so I've been reading a lot.

You all know I'm a HUGE fan and supporter of #weneeddiversebooks

This one has a diverse background and protagonist set in Egypt during the revolution.

YABC review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/17904-rebels-by-accident

Teaser: A coming of age tale that gives readers a glimpse into the Egyptian revolution as seen through the eyes of a teen confronting her own inner battles and how she's able to make peace with not only that but embrace her culture. 





4. RUTHLESS:


OMFG, this book is amazing!

YABC review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/17935-ruthless


Teaser: Nail-biting action that keeps readers glued to the page as Ruth let's readers know exactly how Ruthless she is. Her fight to survive and determination to outwit her abductor will stay with readers long after they read the last page. 








5. And FINALLY getting to this book:

This one has a total Terry Goodkind feel going for it.  A seventeen-year-old girl witnesses her brother taken for treason in a ruthless Roman like society.  So far hooked!















**Guilty pleasure:

Thinking I'm going to redeem this Starbucks gift card and get one of their nommy drinks.  Not sure yet which one but it has to have mocha in it.  One of my favorites has to be the Java chip fraps with soy.
Photo courtesy of Starbucks.com

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