Weekly Update 14th-20th September 2020

General Update

Hey everyone!

I’ve been quiet this week I know. Yes my pre-scheduled blog posts went ahead but I haven’t yet replied to a single comment on my blog nor blog-hopped (at the time of writing this post) all week… and I’ve needed the break. I don’t know if I’ll do similarly for another week, it just depends…

I had a doctor’s appointment this week which I had been looking forward to because things need to change for me right now. This secondary illness I’m currently experiencing is really impacting my pre-existing conditions and well… it’s just not great… but that doctor’s appointment….

Felt completely ignored and wasn’t listened to. Yes I got one new prescription to try but I got zero compassion. And I know many other #spoonies like me have similar stories of just being cast aside. It’s bad enough when friends and family don’t realise or acknowledge the gravitas of being chronically ill, but when your own doctor treats you like an inconvenience!!!!

Soul crushing.

So not only have I been physically struggling this week, mentally I’ve been having to deal with a lot of baggage because of that appointment…

sigh…

when will it end???

Who even knows!!!

Reading Update

I have just managed to get through two ARCs this week. I’m slowly making my way through my ARC list but it’s a right freaking chore right now. I want to read some of the books I was recently gifted for my birthday but I made commitments and I’m a woman of my word so here we are… just another 12 ARCs to get through in the next few weeks….

But I shouldn’t complain too much as both ARCs I read this week were super enjoyable.

I read two non-fiction pieces: Natalie Haynes’ Pandora’s Jar which explores the different versions of how female characters are represented in the Greek myths and their retellings, and also Siobhan Ferguson’s Pretty City Dublin which is a gorgeous book filled with beautiful photographs of Ireland’s capital and really great tips on places to visit in Dublin.

Reviews for both to be scheduled in the coming days.

Book Reviews

The following are the book reviews I posted to the blog this week:

Other Bookish Content

And Finally

I have been OBSESSED with the new song, Far Too Late sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher, from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s upcoming Cinderella musical. I love musical theatre. It’s such a happy place for me.

Because of privacy settings I can’t share one of those widget thingies but if you click HERE you will be taken to the official Vimeo recording of the song and I totally encourage you to do it.

20 thoughts on “Weekly Update 14th-20th September 2020

  1. You’re getting all of us obsessed with the new musical!! I didn’t know about this so thank you for sharing!
    I’m so sorry your doctor was horrid to you. That dreadful gif pictured the situation so vividly. I hope you are mentally okay after the appointment. 😞 Sending some extra love to you, Emer!! 💖💕💖💕💖💕

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  2. I’m sorry about that doctors appointment Emer! I’ve definitely been there and it’s horrible to sit there and be ignored and not cared for by someone who’s sole job is supposed to listen and try to help. I hope things improve for you soon 💛

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  3. Ugh I’m so sorry that you had to go through that, Emer. I can’t even imagine how horrible it would feel to be ignored by the one person who should be the most understanding about your condition 😣

    On a brighter note! I definitely need to go listen to the new Cinderella song since I have your word that it’s amazing! Musical theatre is one of my all-time favorite things, and listening to a good musical song always brightens my day!

    Lovely post as always, Emer! I hope you enjoy all the books you pick up in the coming weeks. Sending all my love 💕💖💗

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  4. Both musical theatre and books are escapes for me. I am currently reading Bleak House, which I think I will finish this week.

    I used to look forward to October- now not so much. Last Christmas, I ended up with tickets to the US Tour of Frozen- well it got postponed. It wasn’t even Blumenthal’s decision- it was Disney’s. Hopefully in Charlotte’s 21/22 season, Frozen will be part of it. Just hoping Hadestown will not get postponed- I think it has the advantage of coming October of 2021.

    Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte is how I able to catch musicals. Been to other places outside of Blumenthal to see them- two schools (community college and university), tours in St. Louis and Greenville, and last but not least is both Broadway/West End.

    If you really want to know all the musicals I saw, then you will find that out in some recent posts of mine

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  5. I’m so sorry that you had to experience that, Emer 😔 Yours is the second time I’ve read about someone’s horrible doctor’s visit with dr’s that show zero compassion and it’s the worst when it comes from someone who should be understanding and patient. Ugh, people. I hope the new medicine you got helps though! Big hugs, friend xx

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