Books I got this week
- Polaris by Mindee Arnett (Edelweiss)
- Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Edelweiss)
Posts on the blog:
- [1 Sep] Beat the Heat Readathon Wrap Up!
- [2 Sep] Champion by Marie Lu ★★★★½
- [4 Sep] Life of a Blogger: Fitness
- [7 Sep] Heartbeat Weekly (30)
I’m also mentioned over at Read.Sleep.Repeat where the fabulous Octavia talks about book twins! <3
Favorite posts this week:
- Holly @ Novel Bliss talks about finding your review voice
- Ashley @ Nose Graze explains why she doesn’t accept review requests
- Cee @ The Novel Hermit discusses flip flopping on ratings
- Chrys @ Oh, Chrys! rants about bookish phrases she just doesn’t get
- Becca @ Pivot Book Reviews has some new TOTEally awesome hand made totes! :D
- Amanda @ Book Badger guest posts on Oh, the Books! about her design journey
- Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads admits to feeling out of the loop (I know the feeling!)
- Ashley @ Nose Graze wants to know: why does instalove still exist? (SERIOUSLY)
What I’ve been up to this week:
Remember how last week I said I was taking control of my health issues? Well, I had my first step this week with an eye exam. I found out I have astigmatism (which is just a really fancy term for “blurry vision that costs a lot of money to correct”) and got a prescription for glasses. Doctor visits stress me out to begin with, so it wasn’t a pleasant experience, but I was having a really hard time finding a pair of frames that I liked that would fit my face. I had multiple choices (and one that I wanted VERY badly), but the lens fitter guy kept rejecting them because they didn’t work for my face. I was getting really stressed out, so I kinda just settled for a pair that fit right. They aren’t bad, but I’m not 100% happy with them. I also found out my insurance will only cover $200, so I had to pay $190 out of pocket for them. I was not happy about that – money is tight as it is with the house bills to pay. *sigh* Being an adult sucks =/
Thanks for the link love — glad I’m not the only one :). I hear you on glasses being freaking expensive! I don’t have astigmatism, but my prescription is quite high, so I have to get high index lenses so that they’re not an inch thick, which really ups the cost. Hope your glasses help you to feel better :)
I think any eye term heard at the optometrists can be translated to “blurry vision that costs a lot to correct”! I have the same issues with my insurance; I only get $150 a year for everything and all else is out of pocket. Being an adult really does suck sometimes! But at least your eyes will be better :D I notice I get less headaches when I have the right prescription contacts in as compared to wearing my glasses that are a few steps lower than I need. They really will help, even if it’s expensive!
I completely understand the headache of glasses. I’ve been wearing them since I was 6 and contacts since I was 11. If you didn’t know, your doctor can give you a prescription and then you can buy the frames anywhere that sells them. Since I would go through frames so fast when I was younger we would get them at Wal-Mart because they were so much cheaper. I haven’t gotten them there for years, but they used to have a pretty decent selection. Now that I wear contacts and my prescription has stopped changing, I don’t get new frames very often. I’ve had my current ones for about 5 years. I paid a little extra for them, but love them!
I think that’s what I’m going to have to do next time around, then I can get some that I actually like! It’s worth the extra money to get a pair you love :)