Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Friday, December 1, 2017

For My GR Friends Only Because GR Won't Let You Type Alot

Hello my lovely GR friends. 

This is not going out in the cosmos and will only be listed here for a short time. GR won't let me write all that I need to write. 

I won't be talking too much this month, at least at the beginning. It's down to the wire and I want to get my books read and get my badges and do stuff with my groups. 

I have been having some medical crap. Three doctor appts. this week alone. I emailed my doctor earlier and he wrote back and told me to go to the ER to get a certain thing checked out if my pain worsens. I have been dealing with something for a few months.  I just want it to all go away but that's not the way it goes. 

My mom isn't feel good so we are watching her too. She almost died twice in the past so she may be going to the ER too just in case. 

I also want to apologize that I'm not the young, happy go lucky, everyone love me, type of person you guys love. I can see that with the young people that have only been on GR a short time and already book bump and have the men going crazy and whatever else. Some of us have a lot of issues and can't be that person. I thank the ones that have always been my friend through the good times and bad times and don't care if I'm not all "bubbly." Pain and bullshit causes you to lose a lot of that as well. I have a lot of anger because of these reasons. I can not control myself. When I hurt or depressed I hate the world. I have to push myself to think of those things I'm grateful for. Some of you read that for Thanksgiving. 

I really hope that nothing bad is going to happen but I am having more problems then I ever have. I don't want something to take me from Lucy but it's been effed up.  I always thought it would be my suicidal crap that would take me away from the world. We shall see. 

I'm no longer going to people's profile page looking for your reviews to like. I do that because the homepage on GR doesn't show anyone. But I'm tired of seeing the same bubbly kid on half the people's pages. This is why I have my profile page with reviews only on it. Also I'm OCD and like to try to keep it neat or I get weird - er... I have some other friends that do the same so it's all good. I will keep going to their profiles if I don't see them on the homepage. I have it on reviews only but pffft, GR doesn't show everyone, or the same person book bumps about a hundred damn times that I get sick of seeing it. Just do it twice, once in the morning and once at night and most of your friends will see your review. If you still want to bump the hell out of it just do it periodically. I saw a "male" do it about 10 times in one damn day. I dropped someone for that crap! That's way too much in one damn day! 

So I'm going to be making some changes for my health and peace of mind. Well, try to get some peace of mind back. I'm too stressed out on GR with all the crap. I'm going to be taking notes and checking them twice to figure out what I need to do. I also need to figure out the friends thing. I have 700 friend requests sitting in my box. I don't accept anyone unless they have liked one of my reviews, have friends and groups in common and that's about it. I don't like trolls or collectors. Most people that do or have those three things are mostly going to interact with you and are good people. I don't know what the other people are doing. They come on and try to collect and then never come back to GR. What is the point in that? 

I have a lot of great books and buddy reads in groups set up this month and other randoms I'm hoping to read, health permitting. I'm excited about them and I hope to get to them all. I don't know if I will ever get that goodreads 2017 thing filled out because I didn't keep up with it and uggg. 

Thank you all once again for being great friends. I really hope to be back to myself soon. I will be there and trying to be my funny ish self but I can't promise with the medical and internet stuff going on.  

With all of the added medical I have been sitting still more often and reading more. A lot of people want to know how I read so much. Well, a person that only has their dog (by choice) and are stuck at home (not by choice) has time to read. Although, I take days to watch all of my subscription channels. Although, that will be nil with the internet thing. Damn it. I do have a million movies and box sets and will spend some time doing that to try to help going through this pain crap. 

Anyway, I didn't want to go on forever and I forgot half of the stuff I was going to say. So.... this has been a rambling sort of add stuff here and there. 

But there you have it! 

Happy Reading! 



  1. I'm sorry you're going through so much bad stuff right now. I hope things get better for you. I enjoy seeing your reviews on GR and I hope you find some good books and movies that will distract you from your pain. Please keep us all updated.

    1. Thank you so much, Kim. Things are just, I don't know. I keep trying to put on a fake face for GR but I can't keep up right now =(

  2. Life is never easy, I know!! I'm going through some crap myself at the moment and I know what you mean about GR. It's a great place and I have some nice friends there but it can get a bit competitive and be a strain at times. Look after yourself. You remind me of myself, everything and everyone else first and you tend to forget about yours truly. Any time you need a chat or to vent I'll be around.

  3. Dearest, sweetest Melissa, I'm sending tones and tones of virtual warm hugs and all my warmest and fondest thoughts. I hope everything's turn out beautiful because people like you deserve all the happiness and peace of mind in the world.

    It's been a stressful period for myself as welL and I completely understand your view on the current situation in GR. Often, I find myself feeling quite a bit frustrated because I think the quality of members has deteriorated significantly.

    All the absolute, very best,

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  5. Good Afternoon and hope the day is just fine for you, hoping you and your Mom are well, just wanted to say Hi and Hello, you were the very first GR female friend that actually commented on my ramblings, and to see or read your blog, well I was hoping to cheer you up, much as you did when you wrote on my review!!!! Thank you and Cheers always!!!

  6. I'm sorry to hear that your health- both physical and mental- isn't at its best right no. I'm also sorry to hear about your mom as well. That sounds incredibly stressful and scary. I'm wishing you ever the best and don't feel any pressure to do anything on GR that you don't feel like doing. If you want to take things easy, then sometimes that's what the body needs to heal. I hope things start to get better for you, Melissa. Wishing you the best. xoxo

  7. Well, for what it's worth, I'm anything but a good friend, and I initially started reading your reviews in part because I related to your not-bubbly, medically challenged self. I don't mean that to imply I have a negative opinion of you as a person (quite the opposite!), I just keep a low profile. I guarantee you've never noticed me before. I lurk a lot, usually forget to like reviews I like, and I haven't ever tried to friend you, as I keep the reviewers I follow in a Favorites folder on my browser instead of relying on my goodreads newsfeed thingey. Point is, I added you to me favorites a while back because I liked the books you choose and the reviews themselves, and also related to you being railed in by medical stuff, since that's been my life for the past four years or so. You're a fine person to me as moody or...what's the opposite of bubbly...as somber as you need to be, because bubbly people are exhausting.

  8. Not sure what's happening on GR but I hope you're feeling better now, Melissa, and if not, well, being bubbly isn't always necessary to be honest!