I’m delighted to have official recognition for reviewing a hundred books for Netgalley. Even though I’m a gypsy of book review and tend to dip in and out of various online resources for new books to review, it’s still satisfying to find another milestone to add and another badge to adorn my blog. 

100 Book Reviews

I am also facing another unfortunate challenge of not feeling particularly well. I appear to be still anaemic but I am also suffering with excruciating heartburn symptoms, which I am loathed to see as an emergency, but will take to the appropriate healthcare professional for further consideration.

My reading has slowed a little due to my current illness, but I hope imminent hospital and GP visits will put be on the road to recovery even if my bounce back time from illness is, well, less bouncy with progressing age.

I look forward to bringing you my next hundred book reviews, even if it is at a much reduced pace. Thank you for tuning in, folks!


  1. Feel better real soon.

    The best thing I ever found for heartburn was Mylanta – but you can’t get it in Britain. A friend used to send it to me from Australia! (Until they put the postage up sky high).

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    1. I’ve been on pantoprazole for years which has controlled it well, but no idea if it’s a bug or something else that’s causing worsening symptoms at the moment.


  2. Congratulations on your 100 reviews and badge! πŸ˜€ Wow! πŸ˜€

    I’m so sorry about you not feeling well! I’m praying for you and I’m hoping you start feeling better soon! Hope things get better with whatever is causing the symptoms and we will continue to pray. I talk with my family about my friends online, so they know about quite a few. A sib of mine asked me the other day about you and thought/sensed maybe you needed prayer specifically now, besides that everyone needs prayer every day. She had no idea about this current blog post of yours. Very apparent that the Creator knows and cares about your illness and lets us know in our hearts that we need to pray for each other even more than we already do. I wanted to tell you about that, because it’s good and encouraging to know how much you are cared for and loved by the Creator of the Universe. πŸ™‚ He cares about each one of us and loves us. ❀

    Also, keep up your sense of humor that I know you have because that will help you as it has. πŸ™‚

    Shalom <3,

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    1. Thank you, that’s very kind of you. I was just putting it all down to a lack of energy as the days get shorter, but was a bit surprised when my blood results were a bit off. I’m trying to keep busy and not dwell on feeling under the weather, it helps to concentrate on others. I feel grateful to have the support here, it all helps and I hope I pass on the positivity.

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      1. I care about my friends. πŸ™‚ That’s good to keep busy and that is the best attitude to not dwell on it and to focus on others – that helps you and others. I think that’s pretty cool how that works. πŸ™‚
        Yes, you do – keep staying positive! πŸ™‚

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  3. I love the gypsy analogy because I am exactly that. Dipping in and out of commenting,reviewing and posting. Life is just that way for me. I think you are simply amazing for reviewing a 100 books. A genuine booklover. Well done. On the medical happenings.. we’ve never met, but I feel you are incredibly brave and just take whatever is thrown at you in your stride, so may your positivity shine and your heartburn progress no more thus allowing you to continue reviewing and writing albeit a little slower. Really all you need is one more thing to add to your plate… hugs

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    1. Thank you, I am feeling better now, but it could be down to not wearing my CPAP for a few nights. I have a hospital appointment coming, so hopefully what needs doing will be taken care of. I don’t feel brave or strong, even though one of the practice nurses at my GP surgery commented on my strength and my husband tells me the same. If anything I feel the opposite for not doing more or being more. I put it down to my odd ideas and personality. At the moment I find myself in the odd position of trying to balance a social life with my reading. I have never sought a social life before so it has never been a problem, but I find my new courage to be sociable cutting into my reading time.

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  4. 100 netgalley reviews. That’s quite an accomplishment. Congratulations.
    I hope your heartburn gets better. I suffer with it too, along with many other upper Gastro related things that doctors have failed to diagnose. I hope you get relief soon. ( :
    I think you’re very brave.

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