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I am searching for new reading material to add my list.

I normally read science fiction, fantasy, Christian drama, Christian suspense, and young adult.

Are you a follower of my blog and have a book suggestion for me? If you do just submit below in the comments. For authors please use the contact page.

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Classified Christmas Mission Review

Lynnette Eason is one of my favorite authors for she keeps me guessing and plants little clues in her stories. I always find myself wondering and pondering her stories when I am not reading them.

She is a Christian Suspense Author. Her stories are clean, free from foul language, and does not preach. She focuses on the characters in tough situations, relying on God to endure.

Classified Christmas Mission by Lynnette Eason is the fourth book in the series Wrangler’s Corner.

It delivered an excellent story. I was hooked from the beginning to the end and read it over Christmas.

Amber Starke had been on assignment for CIA when her friend was murdered; now, she is running for her life with her friend’s six-year-old son when the story opens. Did I mention the little boy is autistic? Amber has her hands full.

She returns to her hometown during a nasty snowstorm is shot at, resulting in a car crash. There she encounters Deputy Lance Goode.

Amber and Lance develop a romantic relationship by moving past their hurt and focusing on God getting through their dangerous journey.

Since this is book 4, there is no need to worry for Eason does a wonderful job of providing the back-story without bogging down the pace.

I am planning on reading more of this series. The series is worth checking out.

The Hundredth Queen review

I finished reading The Hundredth Queen by Emily King and is the first book in a series of four books so far. I found it was an interesting, a gripping read, and looking forward to reading more of the series.

The story is about an orphan girl named, Kalinda plagued with fevers that live at the temple. With other orphan girls run by the sisterhood in the far remote area of the realm.

I like that the author took her time without killing the suspense allowing the reader to develop a relationship with Kalinda and experiencing her struggles. I don’t normally read stories that have an India feel. Ms. King did an excellent job explaining the meanings and symbols without bogging down the story.

The first person point-of-view, told through the eyes of Kalinda, giving the tale more tension and danger. I understood her struggles, desires, and fears. While Kalinda goes through her journey becoming the queen. I read more wanting to discover what will happen next.

However, the ending was disappointing. It wrapped everything for the novel, but the ending left me emotionally hanging.

I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Horse Pills

Why do doctors like to prescribe horse pills that people could choke on? I’m not talking about actual horse pills for horses. My rant is about huge pills to swallow. I’ve discussed in previous posts about dealing with rheumatoid arthritis since I was seven years old. The arthritis affects my neck and jaw joint, which makes it difficult to swallow huge pills.

Every few months, I need blood work done to check different things. This past summer, my blood work showed that my potassium was low. So, I added a potassium supplement, hoping to void a potassium prescription because the pills are huge.

About a week ago, I had my blood work done; the lab order indicated that my rheumatologist and my primary doctor wanted to check my potassium levels.

That Friday, I received a call from my primary doctor’s nurse, and she informed me that my potassium was low. She asked if I was taking any potassium. I explained that I was taking a supplement and how much. She said she would tell the doctor and to see what he wanted to do next.

Well, I knew what my primary doctor would prescribe a potassium prescription that were horse pills. An hour later, the nurse called me back to say the doctor had sent a prescription to my pharmacy and wanted me to start that night.

I asked, about the dose, and soon learned that the pills were horse pills. Then I explained to the nurse, I couldn’t swallow those pills simply due to the huge size. She told me to cut them in half. I explained, that I had and still had difficulty swallowing them. What most people don’t understand a huge dose of potassium comes in a tablet form and once the pill is cut, still leaves it thick, and there’s a bitter chalky taste afterwards. Then she suggested the liquid potassium which it tastes nasty. It does! Yuck!

I explained that I took it before and I can’t handle it.

The nurse lectured me the importance about potassium and how it could damage my overall health, which is true. She acted like there were no other options available to my problem.

I was mad, my temper was about to roar. I don’t like to be treated like a child just because I’ve health issues. I had explained many times to my primary doctor I have difficulty swallowing my pills, and when the pills are huge I can’t swallow them. I wasn’t against taking potassium because I need it, but I was looking at the situation that I would probably be taking potassium for the rest of my life; I wanted a pill that I could swallow.

During the nurse’s lecture it was up to me to discover a solution. So, I ask, what about a smaller dose?

She said, that I would have to take two pills.

That was fine with me.

So, I went to pick up my prescription and learned that my doctor order capsules, when wet, these pills are slippery. As a bonus, they are extended release I can take one in the morning and evening! Yay!