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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. 
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 335 pages.
My Own Words - Wendy W. Williams, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Is anyone else sick right now? I woke up with a bad cold yesterday. And a lady problem. So I'm miserable. It's been straight Alka Seltzer and Nyquil for 24 hours. My throat is so sore and my whole body hurts. I'm turning in.

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RIP Stan Lee. You brought us so much.
RIP Stan Lee. You brought us so much.
Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 335 pages.
My Own Words - Wendy W. Williams, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth spent her early married years here in Oklahoma! I am already impressed. 

 

Not that I wasn't anyway, but you get what I mean.

Form Voltron!

 

My husband bought me this! An early birthday gift. Wanna see it? Scroll down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, FORM VOLTRON!!!

 

 

9 hours of work. Over 2300 pieces. Lots of swearing. And one entire audiobook. But damn, if it isn't a beauty!

Reading progress update: I've read 145 out of 320 pages.
Lethal Guardian (Pinnacle True Crime) - M. William Phelps

I started this book 2 Novembers ago, and I was loving it. I was just so burned out at the time I shelved it for another day. I guess I will finally knock it out. M. William Phelps is one of my favorite crime authors.

Reading progress update: I've read 137 out of 304 pages.
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine - Lindsey Fitzharris

I'm just not feeling this. It's dry and full of so much extra information. I get that it's necessary to have info about those outside the actual history, but we're spending more than half the time in asides and flashbacks to previous surgeons. If I keep pushing, my whole month will slow down. I'm going to move on. This is disappointing because it sounded so great.

Reading progress update: I've read 130 out of 304 pages.
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine - Lindsey Fitzharris

We are this far in and not "questing" yet. So far all this book has done is frighten the fuck out of me.

Notorious RBG needs us!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital with 3 broken ribs! Quick, people, positive energy! Send it all to her. The last thing we need is her to catch pneumonia. 

 

 

Like John Oliver says, please don't die. Please don't die.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 95 out of 304 pages.
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine - Lindsey Fitzharris

I dropped it in the bathtub! Noooooo!!!!!!!

 

Now it's sitting in front of a fan to dry. Hopefully it will survive. The slip cover is ruined.

Reading progress update: I've read 55 out of 304 pages.
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine - Lindsey Fitzharris

Contagionists: believe disease is transmitted by transfer of goods being shipped from pestilent areas. They didn't really know how the contagions moved with the goods, but some thought it was by animalcules, or small creatures. 

 

Anti-contagionists: believed disease spread through the air like miasma. Overcrowded hospitals and cities led to disease because filth was everywhere, and the rot would create spontaneous illnesses.

 

Now, if you two idiots could just work together, you would figure this out. You're both about half right. 

 

 

So glad I live in a modern medical world. I'd have died a dozen times by now. 

More Bull-stitt.

My district managed to flip blue, but that's about the only change we had. We are about to begin another cycle of repeating the same action again and again but expecting different results. At least 21 seats flipped blue in the House.

 

Have a picture of Joe Exotic. (Yes, again, this guy ran in the primaries for libertarian.)

 

 

No, I did not vote for him. Nice mullet tho.

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This is my anthem today. I listened to it just before entering the polling place. I don't care if I am just a drop, because drops add up to a wave. And then a monsoon.

 

Vote.

A little Bull-stitt

Just a reminder to vote on Tuesday! 

 

I live in Oklahoma. We are 49th in education and 49th in poverty levels. I'm a registered libertarian, which means I had very little say in the primaries. I could only pick a Democrat and the Libertarian candidate. (One of the libs is a guy named JoeExotic, owns a tiger sanctuary and is under investigation for taking a hit out on his wife. I shit you not.) Anyway, our two main candidates for governor are Edmondson and Stitt. 

 

Drew Edmondson is our Democrat. He's who I'm voting for because he is going to NOT veto the teacher pay raise. And he says he will start taxing all the oil companies. 

 

Now, Kevin Stitt is the Republican. Here's all you need to know: he is an antivaxxer that said he would veto the teacher pay raise and also thinks out current governor is "great" (she is the most hated in the country). He lost my vote the second he said his kids weren't vaccinated and we should all really look into vaccines. 

 

And I see people with giant support signs for that guy. Like, are you insane? 

 

Anyway, my state has been run into the ground under Mary Fallin, and I'm so sick of it. She didn't even want to give the teachers their pay increase and accused them of "being like spoiled teenagers that got a new car and still aren't happy". And Stitt likes her. 

 

This is my obligatory political post. I'm voting blue because this state is nearly bankrupt thanks to big oil tax breaks, and my son's school is in poor shape. Whether you agree with me politically, please vote. 

 

(Thanksgiving is going to be awkward. I'm surrounded by diehard right wing Trumpers.)

Reading progress update: I've read 18 out of 304 pages.
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine - Lindsey Fitzharris

 

 

Lawd have mercy. Just finished the prologue and I'm already terrified at this. I've had way too many surgeries for this shit.

Review
5 Stars
Rabid
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus - Monica Murphy, Bill Wasik

Rabid describes how furiously I flew through this. I now know more about rabies and it's culture than I ever thought i would. What a horrific virus. This book was both fascinating and terrifying. 

Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 275 pages.
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus - Monica Murphy, Bill Wasik

Peasant: "He attacked me. He's gone mad. And he's barking like a dog. What could possibly be the matter with him?"

 

Doctor: "Hm....must be a werewolf."

 

Gotta love old-school medicine.

currently reading

Progress: 80/335pages
Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik