The Weekly Recap: Goodbye Gluten (Week of 2/4/18)

I'm linking up with Kimberly who blogs at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer for The Sunday Post. The Sunday Post is a weekly meme where all us bloggers talk about out week in reading, what books we got, and what's coming up in the week ahead. I'm also linking up with Book Photo Sundays hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog, a weekly meme where we share our favorite photos of the week.

MY LIFE
Hello there, everybody! It's been two weeks sense I posted one of these, and I blame the stomach flu. Because I think that's one of the things that took me out these past two weeks. But, I'm feeling a lot better now, and I'm hoping to get back into the blogging groove. 

That being said, I wanted to thank everybody who commented on and shared by discussion post on why we don't see more chronically ill MCs in YA literature. I've really enjoyed reading your comments, and seeing what you guys thought. 

Oooo, I'm also giving up gluten! It's supposed to have really helped a lot of people with some of the same problems that I have, so I'm going to give it a try. So far, it isn't really that hard. I wasn't eating a lot of gluten before anyways. I literally just went to Whole Foods and got some rice pasta and a loaf of gluten free bread and I was all set. 😂

So, I hope that everybody has a good week, and enjoys some good books! :)

CURRENTLY READING
I'm not really reading anything right now, but I do have a couple books that I have my eye on to start. ;)

WHAT I READ
River (A Stranger in the Woods, #2)
Goodreads
I read and reviewed River by India R. Adams this week. River is the second book in the A Stranger in the Woods series, and I ended up giving it 4/5 stars. 

POSTS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
This week I'm going to be posting my review for Lick by Kylie Scott, along with (hopefully) a discussion post on my troubles with NA romance. 

SONG OF THE WEEK
I don't know why, but whenever I hear this one I can't help but think of either road trips or summer. Maybe both.

 INSTAGRAM PIC OF THE WEEK  
A post shared by Anna (@bookish_anna) on

 BEFORE YOU GO...
This week I wanted to share a couple posts with you guys! If you didn't know Kristen over at Metaphors and Moonlight has a super cool list of books that all have Chronically Ill or Disabled Characters in them! 
 
Also, Greg who blogs at Book Haven asked if we post our book reviews right away. 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Have you gotten the stomach flu yet? Or have you and you managed to evade it? Let me know in the comments. :)

Comments

  1. Oh no sorry about the flu! There's some nasty stuff going around for sure. Everybody I know's been sick practically. And glad you're getting a good response to your Chronically Awesome posts.

    I like that song! Would be a good summer/ road trip playlist tune.

    Thanks for the mention! :)

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    1. Ya, I'm thinking that I'm going to have to just drive around randomly so that I can listen to the song with the windows down and my sunglasses on. lol Have a good week! :)

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  2. The flu has been horrible and eek the stomach flu can be nasty. I am so glad you are feeling better. I will check out your Chronic Illness discussion. Have an awesomely bookish week!

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    1. Thank you, Kimberly. Have a good week! :)

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  3. Nope, no stomach flu here. In fact I don't get sick very often anymore but if I do get a stomach ache it is mostly due to something I have eaten. no big deal there. I am a strong believer in Vitamin C. It seems to help me anyway. I like to post a review right after I finish a book.

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  4. Hope you are feeling better and your new gluten free diet may go as planned. I loved Greg's post as well, I love to talk about books as soon as I read them.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. I also tend to post reviews for soon after I finish the books. Though, if I am scheduling any reviews to be posted in the future, they're probably negative reviews. Have a great week! :)

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  5. I don't dare get close to anyone right now; everyone seems to have that awful flu. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Here's my reading week: https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/02/2613-pages-reading-enormous-books.html

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    1. Hopefully you can continue avoiding it. :)

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  6. I had the influenza in January, and a bit of the stomach flu in November. Hope you feel better soon! Good luck giving up gluten. That's a hard one...my parents are moving into an assisted living home soon, and THEY don't have a gluten-free menu. They really need to get with the times. :( But I think it's easier when you're young and independent.

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    1. Oh wow, you've had quite the few months! Hopefully you're feeling better now. And I'm surprised that an assisted living home doesn't have any gluten-free food options. You would think that they would have all sorts of options...

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    2. I was a little surprised that they didn't have a gluten-free option as they seem a rather nice sort of place. But it occurred to me that older people may not be as likely as younger people to give up gluten unless they actually have celiac disease and simply CAN'T eat gluten. My mom doesn't have that. She just gets a tummy ache when she eats gluten. She has a sensitive stomach. *shrug

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    3. Ahhhhh, well, is she able to modify some of the meals? Like, get a dish but ask for no bread? Things like that?

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  7. That's a beautiful photo :) and I'm glad giving up gluten is going well for you! It would be pretty hard for me, cause I can't really eat rice (other problems). So I'm stuck with wheat :D and I also had a sort of stomach bug for like maybe 5 weeks... Well, it's not like I had it for 5 weeks, it's just that's how long it took me to get back to being able to eat normal foods again and get some of my weight back. Ugh. Ughhhh. I hope this is it for this winter!
    I'll have to check out your discussion post as well :)

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    1. Ya, I wouldn't be able to be gluten free without the rice. I'm glad that you're starting to feel better! :)

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  8. I'm glad you're feeling better, Anna. Any kind of flu just sucks!
    I need to check out your discussion post, as it had somehow slipped past me.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  9. I have somehow avoided the flu (maybe the flu shot worked, although some people who got the shot also got the flu). Hope you stay healthy from now on.

    I used to get sick a lot more when I was working, since my job had me in contact with lots of people...and kids. Retirement has been good in that respect.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yes, being around a lot of people usually causes you to catch everything on planet Earth. lol

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  10. I have been gluten free for 6 years now. I have an autoimmune disorder and giving up gluten and soy was recommended to me by my doc. The best gluten free pasta is the Ancient Grains quinoa/corn blend. Its amazing! Good luck!

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    1. Ooooooo, I'll have to check it out! :)

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  11. I hope you feel better soon! We haven't had the stomach flu . . . just strep throat and the flu.

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    1. Ya, I heard that strep throat was also going around. :(

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  12. I've not caught the flu. And I hope I don't. It landed me in the hospital last time. Good to hear you are feeling better:)

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  13. I'm really sorry you've been so smitten:(. Best of luck with the gluten-free diet and I very much hope you feel a lot better, soon.

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  14. Sorry you’ve been sick. Good luck with giving up gluten. I hope you have a great week!

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  15. Sorry you got the flu. Glad you are feeling better though! I got a stomach flu last year and it was not fun. Hope you have a lovely week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays and Cover Spotlight!

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  16. I'm sorry you've had the stomach flu! There is so much going around here -- a norovirus (stomach flu) as well as the regular flu. I'm crossing my fingers and trying to stay healthy.

    Good luck with your gluten-free adventure. I hope it helps. I know my mom feels better when she avoids it. I can't quite bring myself to, but I am eating less of it these days, mostly because I've cut back on processed carbs (and calories.)

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    1. I actually am feeling better being off of it. Good luck staying healthy! :)

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  17. Oh no, sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well. There has been a lot of stuff going around lately. Hopefully your gluten-free eating helps with your tummy issues. Have a great week.

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  18. I hope you're feeling better son, I'm just trying really hard not to get whatever it is everyone is getting. Have a great week.

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    1. Oh yes, I would recommend avoiding that one. lol

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  19. I hope you're feeling better! I had the stomach flu last month and it was AWFUL. My husband almost took me to the emergency room because I couldn't even keep water down.

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