Probably nothing, but a sore throat + swollen lymph nodes = bad combo, so if the sore throat comes back and the swelling continues, get checked out.
Thank you, I will keep that in mind! <3
I’m not sure what it is but that happens to me all the time. Usually when there is a change in the weather or I’m stressed. It’s uncomfortable but it’s never bothered me enough to see my doctor about it.
It would make sense since I’m feeling pretty stressed now and it’s been rainy a lot lately when it’s been boiling lava hot and blindingly sunny for weeks. Thank you <3
I can talk normally, but it feels like I have to clear my throat like there’s something in the back. My left lymph node by my jaw is swollen a little (like pea sized) but that could be because my jaw was swelled up some yesterday (my jaw has arthritis like-symptoms). I had a sore throat on Friday but it went away on Saturday. I have a bit of a runny nose too, but it’s nothing terrible. Any ideas on what’s going on?
What are your favourite things about people who love to read and are really passionate about books?
I think you immediately know a booklover when they often have a book with them. Or there’s a certain way they walk in a bookstore and carefully read all the titles on the shelf in case they spot a book from their TBR. If you make references from books and they understand, that would also be an indicator. If they read while waiting instead of playing on their phones… They give you this pained look if you ask who’s their favorite character too haha. I don’t know, you can just tell sometimes. While I was at book club tonight, we were just talking (we got the reading assignment for next week today) and you could tell everyone there is a booklover. I think that’s my favorite thing—you can just tell when talking to them and it’s comforting to me.
Books are pretty important to me because I grew up with them around me all the time. I read them to my brother and our stuffed animals playing teacher, for enjoyment, for an escape sometimes. I’ve never known a time I didn’t love them. For punishment as a kid, my mom would take my books away because I would be annoyed but not care as much if my other stuff was taken. Honestly, the reason reading is so important to me is because I could count on characters and their consistent selves.
Growing up, my mom was inconsistent when dealing with me emotionally and it was confusing when all I wanted was to depend on someone. I had friends in school, but it was also easy for me to see some people were only friends with me because we saw each other 5 days a week or I was a second or fifth choice sometimes. The idea of consistency and to see people have qualities like me excited me and has taken hold of me since. It’s also amazing how when I’m reading I don’t think about anything else but the story, like I just don’t worry about anything else, which is so nice. Books make me feel better and they inspire me :)
I think one of my favorite bookish people is Neil Gaiman. He’s such a wonderful person and I would love to talk to him all day. In person though, I don’t know many people who reads often like I do to talk to… Or reads the same books as me haha or if anyone I know does read often or at all, they don’t talk to me :(
Books read: Bait (Alex Sanchez)
Books finished: 1
Pages read: 176
Page total: 275
I really have to work on an autobiography paper and a yoga journal due tomorrow night and write an essay about children in poverty due tomorrow morning, so I most likely won’t be reading again tonight for fun since I’m headed out to book club which ends at 9!
I’m so happy I finished a book so quickly for the read-a-thon! Bait was so good, made me cry for the last 20 pages or so and ugh lots of material for my project. I don’t know how I read so much today because this is my day with 4 classes… Maybe reading while walking around campus helped a bit :’D It was a page-turner though, it sucked me in! I’ll write reviews for it soon so I can tell you all about it ;D
It could go under a lot of categories here, but I’m trying to go for only one book for each slash on the list haha
In Bait, there is one LGBTQ+ character who is probably my favorite character <3
Crying over the end of Bait nbd
September Book Photo Challenge: Day 8 - I Cried…A Lot.
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
My little brother took a bunch of photos and asked me to upload them so here some of them are!
My new Harry Potter hardbacks arrived today!!!!
I was tagged by freshface-blankpage and this is so late I think haha sorry girl!!
1. What’s your favourite position to read in?
I like sitting down with my knees up like an upside down V, leaned against something. I don’t know why haha, I like laying on my stomach sometimes if I’m on my bed too.
2. Have you ever damaged a book that didn’t belong to you?
Nope! Unless you count creasing up the plastic covering on library hardcovers… While reading as a kid, I liked the feel and the sound of the plastic so I’d roll the pocket of air back and forth (this is really hard to explain so never mind haha) and it would end up messing it up a little, but the book itself, I’ve never.
3. Who’s a character from a book that you would absolutely never want to meet?
Katniss Everdeen to be totally honest haha
4. Does your current/future job involve reading books?
It does not, unless it’s textbooks *sigh*
5. Do you read the acknowledgements at the end of books?
Yes!! I love reading them, it’s been sort of a “new” habit though… Since January or something like that. I can’t believe I never did it before, I love reading a bit of the author’s personality in there and sometimes you see where they got inspirations for character names, etc.
6. Favourite character name(s)?
Sodapop, Ponyboy, Dally, Cherry <3
7. Whats the last book you read and loved?
Doctor Sleep (Stephen King)
8. Whats the last book you read and hated?
Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins). I wouldn’t say hated but there are few things I can say I like about the book.
9. Do you like to read in the bath?
I haven’t taken a bath since I was in 3rd grade, so I can’t say I’ve had the experience! I can’t imagine doing it though, I’d be too scared I’d drop the book in the water!
10. What is a book that you suggested someone read and they really liked your suggestion?
I let a friend borrow my copies of Clockwork Angel (Cassandra Clare) and Clockwork Prince (Cassandra Clare) and she liked them.
11. Who is an author you’d really like to co-write a book with?
I don’t think I would be worthy enough to co-write a book with any of the authors I look up to or would like to meet in person :’D
I can’t think of any questions or anyone to tag, so go ahead and do this tag if you’d like, answer the same questions as I did, and say you were tagged by me :)
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 63
Page total: 99
Today was an even better reading day! I only had two classes, one morning and one late afternoon/evening class, and I met with the physics advisor, so I had some time to read Bait, a book for my group project. It’s not a terribly big book, so hopefully it’ll be quick to get through (since I have another book to read for the project)! So far I’m getting a clear idea of how I’m going to tie this in with how child abuse can affect a child in the classroom… I have a lot going on schoolwork-wise, so it’s kind of nice to not feel guilty reading a “fun” book since it’s for school too :) I probably won’t pick Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter back up until I’m done with these two books just so I’m a little ahead on school (since I don’t know how it happened, but I’m slipping badly on planning, probably because when I was sick over the weekend I slept in until 1:30 and had no motivation to work… ugh).