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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Call of Cthulu Wrap up





The Call of Cthulu in a nutshell is just a great story, like I wrote in my last post it has kind of a Radio Play feel to it,

but before I go on

Mid-Event Survey
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I'm ok, some minor jaw pain
2) What have you finished reading? 40% of one book** 10 % of another
3) What is your favorite read so far? The Call Of Cthulu
4) What about your favorite snacks? Chicken Wings!
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!



** having MS and wanting to spread awareness I decided on a book that I had acquired around last Christmas regarding MS and Mental Health.. It was proving to be a bit too meaty for a readathon and I think I will continue it when I can take notes

more on The Call of Cthulu

I just finished part two in The Call of Cthulu and I'm finding it a very engaging story. It's almost surreal in a sense, I can almsot see this as an old time radio show from the 1920's (the time it was written) at the same time it also reminded me of the South Park pardy of Cthulu, regardless of where your mind my wander this is definitly a story I'm enjoying (even at my leisurely pace)



New Book

 
So far juat read part one of the first story in this anthology, The Call Cthulu by HP Lovecraft! This story has it all! Horrible disfiguired monsters, cults, maniacs!! I'm intrigued to see how this turns out, For a story more than eighty years old the story is packing quite a whallop! I can say that in an era before Gene Rodenberry and way before Stephen King, Mr Lovecraft certainly knew how to tell a story

A Change in the game!


BOOK B
BOOK A
for the time being I have halted further reading of book A and heading to book B! M is for Monster, a nice way to get in the Halloween mood I think! Quick note, book A was fine but it's just making me nervous, considering it's about an immune disease that I have

I am not good with math, it'll be 4PM EST soon


I am really learning a lot here, I am about Half way into my first book (going slow because there are a lot of scientific terms and also this is a subject that involves me personally I don't want to ZIP threw it quickly)  I thought I would take a second to give a shout out to worthy information centers RE: Multiple Sclerosis

http://www.msassociation.org/?gclid=CNPHqKTf_rICFY-6zAod9HAAUw

http://erasems.org/

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

the 6th hour ends

I hate to beat a dead horse* but.. as slow as I'm reading I am having a good time. :-) it's always helpful for me (or most people with MS)  to get a refresher on other MSers and to take a glance at their coping skills and see what lessons could be learned. Patricia Farrell has done an excellent job (thus far) of presenting the stories of different MSers and how unpredictable the disease is

*the dead horse is my unhappiness about my slow reading which is due to my MS which I am reading about funny enough

Making sense

Even though I was diagnosed with MS almost three years ago I am finding great and relevant info in my book selection Its Not All Your Head, I'm being reminded of the choices that I make and how they effect my healing and my diseases progression. Aside from the seriousness of my book selection, I am having a great readathon thus far, one thing that I've had to keep in mind is that I've felt that i read at a sluggish pace I have to remember that the "thon" isn't a race, and that my cognitive setbacks (as I'm reading in my book) effect my memory and reading retention

trudging along


ok so I am learning a lot about myself here, A major issue that MS sufferers go through is "brain fog" or a haze as I like to call it. If you had a Pac-Man like auto immune disease fighting blindly against your brain you too would have issues with short term memoru recall... Mood is another big issue

I'm having an issue posting here, I think we all broke blogger :(

I decided to come back, it is weird to read about certain situations at the same time they are effecting your reading process.. hence the title of the post, trudging along

See ya in a bit

ok so I'm in this now

Hour 1, not to shabby, I'm reading It's not all in your head. By Patricia Farrelll PHD, I know that I selected a super serious book but Multiple Sclerosis is not a subject to be taken lightly. I haven't gotten extremely far because I am 'enjoying' some of the cognitive situations that I'm readding about (not really enjoying them) but again I'm just sharing my info here today to hope to share info between my two worlds My MS world and the reading world

cutting it close

GOOD MORNING!  Time to start off on another reading adventure and I feel good, woke uwithout too many concerns, took my vitamins and I'm drinking my coffee. I'm in the process of starting and I thought I'd answer some questions!!

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

1 I am from Port Saint Lucie Florida!! WOOP WOOP!
2 It's not all in your head, a book concerning MS and behavior.. deep stuff but since I have MS I wanted to start off with something close to me :)
3 lol Umm I guess my pretzels
4 well I'm running late at the moment so I'm not prompt lol
5 I wouldn't do anything differently! no regrets!!

ciao!! gotta go

Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm kind of excited in the final preps for tomorrows readathon, at the moment all that's left is final preps for some snacks and just to rest up for tomorrow. Being in a 24 readathon AND having Multiple Sclerosis isn't an easy task but I gladly participate In the name of MS Awareness and remind my fellow MSers that it's still fun to read something that isn't a computer screen, or maybe to try audiobooks. 

Participating is fun, you get to devote a huge chunk of time to shutting out noise and just diving into some good reading, After some coffee and an extra B12 pill tomorrow I should be raring to go, Having optic neuritis (or at least mild optic neuritis ) it is difficult sometimes to read  being involved in this event is really important to me, having MS - one the other issue(s) I face is cognitive, no real cure for that except maybe taking time outs and remembering that although it's supposed to be a 24 event it's not mandatory, What is important is to have fun and to try to write about it, whether on FB or your own blog.

https://www.facebook.com/readathon

http://24hourreadathon.com/

My choices for tomorrow!