Saturday, October 18, 2014

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

I'm starting to do much better now.  I'm on a different medication and it's finally starting to kick in.  I'm back to car dancing again when a song I like comes on the radio.  That's where the upper half of me moves to the beat of the music when stuck at a traffic light.  I think people in cars around me wonder at the crazed woman next to them, but I have fun.  My coworkers are starting to notice a change.  I'm back to being the 'fun' one again.  I really missed being me.
 I did do myself no favours though when I started running real low on the new medication and rather than going back and getting my prescription renewed, I started taking less, missing a day here or there and/or taking the medication I was taking.  But they say we learn more from our mistakes and I learned a LOT from that STUPID mistake.  If I didn't know how much better I was doing before that I certainly found out then.  So a very strong word of advice from those who suffer from depression.  Medication really does work and DO NOT be afraid to take it.  I know part of our brain will tell us it's all in our head - and while technically it is, the right medication can really make a difference is us being the people we are supposed to be rather than the person that depression makes us.

I would say I'm at least 80% back and the difference between where I am now and where I was even a month ago is like night and day.


One of the things I'm working on is slowly getting all my most favourite books downloaded to either Kindle or Kobo or IBooks - I do a lot of comparison shopping and whichever deal is best.  Many of them are older books and good luck in finding some at reasonable prices or even at all.  Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas for example is $9.17 for the Kindle book, $8.99 for the Kobo and $8.99 on IBooks.  Hell will freeze over before I EVER pay that much more for an ebook then a print copy.  At this point I will state categorically that I HATE what Random House is doing.  They may have lowered their prices in the US, but it hasn't made it's way north of the border.

I will go looking for my favourite books only to be disappointed again and again thought I have managed to get quite a few.  But every once in a while it's like I get the best gift in the whole world when I find an ebook I've been wanting ever since I joined the world of ereading.

Such is the case with Justine Davis.  I've enjoyed many, many of her books but two stand out a bit more that the others, Lord of the Storm and Skypirate.  I've  blogged about them before and they are two of the best SciFi/Futuristic books I've read and I have read a GREAT number of them.  And in particular, the hero of Skypirate has THE best name of a hero I've every come across - Dax Silverbrake.   I mean is that a cook name or what????   I thought it was the best name ever when I first read the book in 1995 and I still haven't come across a hero's name that beats it. 

I check every few months, hoping either or have been reissued as ebooks and I did so again a week or so ago.  I was ecstatic, ecstatic I tell you to discover that yes indeed, they have been reissued as ebooks.  And not only that - I'm almost giddy with this news - Ms. Davis is planning on bringing out a whole new book in the Coalition series.  I remember reading years ago that she had plans on writing more in this series but the publishers weren't interested.  I've already bought and read Lord of the Storm and Skypirate just came out Oct 16 and you can bet the bank that it will be loaded up onto my tablet very shortly.  The only hitch at the moment is I have Lord of the Storm on my Kobo but Skypirate is only on Amazon at the moment and I kind of want to keep them on the same reading device instead of one on Kobo, the other on Kindle.  Thank the stars that the wonderful *happy dance* world of self-publishing and ebooks has changed the game.  And in many cases the author and the readers are the winners


azteclady said...

No words can express how happy I am to see you are better, Kristie.

And yes to all you said about medication.

Also, I read Ms Dare's blog and I've been waiting so very anxiously for news on the release of her third Coalition book, you have no idea!

I remember reading Lord of the Storm long, long ago, and loving it, but re-reading made me love it even more--yes, there's purple prose and the technology sounds ridiculous, and I just don't care! I love the characters and can't wait for the new book.

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - I have an idea 'cause I'm the same. I've wanted that third and hopefully 4th, 5th & 6th book for YEARS. And having just reread LotS for probably the fifth or sixth time - it does hold up so well. The only thing I slightly wish is some of the book told from Wolf's POV. But other then's wonderful.

Brandy said...

So glad you're stating to feel more like you!

Wendy said...

Kristie, Kristie, Kristie - yes, you need to take your medication every day. Please take your medicine every day because I miss you and I need you to combat the sheer WTF'ery I see floating around online :)

Oh, hey! Not sure for you, but in the US, Highland Rebel by Judith James was just discounted to $2.99. I went back and reread my review from 2009 (!) and you and I had a great convo about that one :) Heh - I ran across Lord of the Storm somewhere while cruising online and my first thought was "Isn't that one of KristieJ's favorite books?"

See, all the Wendy, Wendy, Wendy-ing you do does get lodged into my brain on occasion :)

azteclady said...

I thought I should let you know that Rebel Prince, is now up for pre-order at amazon.

farmwifetwo said...

I pulled the same stunt but with my bp meds and slapped into the wall in May. My Dr yelled at me... knew she would.

Amazing how much better you feel when your body works correctly all because you take the little pills correctly, eh?? :)

Hope you are still doing well and have a great Christmas.