Saturday, September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox (35)

IMM is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

For Review
Frost by Marianna Baer
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina

One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
The Boy Book by E. Lockhart
Crave by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

And a bit of a personal update. If you are only here for the books and couldn't care less about animals or cats, please read no further, athankya.

Those of you who follow me on Twitter probably know I was completely beside myself because one of my cats, Bella, began experiencing some behavioral problems. She's normally a hyperactive cat, but she was starting with these obsessive-compulsive symptoms that scared the crap out of me. If I'm a hypochrondriac regarding myself, imagine what I'm like regarding those I love... animal or human. Well, after two weeks of debilitating worry, a couple vet visits, and a few hundred dollars out of the bank, my Bella has been diagnosed with feline hyperesthesia. Apparently, it's a rare disorder that is caused by God only knows what and is treated by God only knows how. (I know, right?) So we've got my girl on anti-depressants, which the vet says they use for cats who have neurologic disorders and we're crossing our fingers that it'll work.

Seeing that my over-analytical self had her diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and chronic renal failure, I'm relieved by this diagnosis. It's not something that will kill her and it's something that can be managed. It's kind of the equivalent of human OCD. Think good, feline-healing thoughts for me, please :) She hates the vet, as you can see below. We don't want to go back anytime soon.


  1. FRANKIE!! Oh my goodness! You have The Disreputable History!! I LOVE that book hardcore!! Ahh! Can't wait to hear what you think about it!! :D

  2. OMG. I love E. Lockhart THISSS MUCH.

    Also Living Dead Girl made me feel squicky.

    Here's my IMM.

  3. yay for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks! Hope you'll enjoy that.

    Wishing Bella will feel better <3

  4. Frost and Crave...awe... Awesome books this week!!! Happy reading!
    And your kitty is adorable! :)

  5. Poor Bella! I hope she is starting to feel better.

    You got some great books this week. Frost looks amazing. Happy reading :)

  6. I am happy to hear Bella is diagnosed, and was meaning to ask you yesterday about her, but got distracted. Many feline prayers for Bella.

    On a bookish note! AWESOME AWESOME! Haul I am so jealous that you have Frost. esp. Since I thought Mine would come in the mail this week and did not.

  7. FRANKIE BANKS!! RUBY OLIVER!! you have my two girls right there in the pile of goodness and y'know what? they're going to rock your head off.

    and I am SO glad that you got the kitty situation sorted, poor bella :(

  8. Oh poor thing! Our oldest dog (7.5) has always had anxiety issues. Hope your kitty gets some relief. :0/ oh right and the books look great! ;0)

  9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks looks really good!

    And I hope your kitty feels better :-)

  10. Aw poor baby!! I hope she's doing better and that you have a little more peace of mind. I'm glad they were able to give her something to help her out.

  11. Poor Bella, hope she starts to get better :) I've seen how worried you were on twitter!

    The Girl Who Could Silence the wind looks just great, enjoy all your books :)

  12. Aww Bella :( at least you got some results! I know this makes you feel better Jen. I read Crave a year ago & really liked it - sent my copy to Anna to read as well & I think she enjoyed it too :-) I see you have RUBY OLIVER, OMG!!! Start with the Boyfriend List & then move on to the Boy Book! So, so good. I heart that series like WOAH.

  13. Great books! I absolutely love E. Lockhart and The Boy Book is awesome.

  14. Poor Little Bella! Your'e gonna LOVE The Boy Book. It's very you + me!

  15. Your cat is adorable, I hope the anti-depressants work! It's awful when pets become ill.
    Great haul, I really want to read Frost and Crave! They sound great.

    Books of Amber

  16. Poor Bella!

    Great book haul this week! :)

  17. I'm so glad that Bella is okay and that it was nothing serious. Thinking happy kitty thoughts that have nothing to do with vet visits.

  18. Wow, an awesome IMM this week! Frost, Shadowfever and One Grave at a Time! I can't wait for my own copy to arrive of the last one and I really want to give Frost a try. I hope you enjoy! :D

    And I'm sorry about your cat. :( At least it's not killing her, yeah, so that's good at least! I'll definitely send some feline-healing thoughts for you! :)

    I'm also a new follower! You have a great blog! My IMM can be found here!

  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty! My sister's a vet though, and she said with constant companionship and monitoring, your kitty could return to normal. Some cats don't deal well with changes, I guess?

    Anyhoo, fabulous books all around, and I'm sending love to your Bella! :)

  20. Yay for E. Lockhart!

    And Bella is SO pretty! I am so glad it's nothing life threatening. Thank goodness. I am sending good thoughts your way!

  21. Followed a link from Kristi's blog and then stayed because a) I didn't realize Shadowfever was out in mm yet! For some reason I thought it was out in October. and b) poor kitty!! I am sending happy furry family vibes from myself and my two dogs.

    Lovely, blog! I shall google reader you RIGHT NOW!



    ps) nice books too.

  23. Crave looks awesome! Im a new follower, congrats on making the short list on BBAW.

    Be sure to stop by and enter my 500 follower giveaway! :)

    My IMM- Book Briefs


  24. Hope the meds work for your kitty. I'm a new follower - stopped by checking out the blogs nominated. ;)Good luck!

  25. I have no idea how I missed this post about Bella. I just saw your comments on twitter and needed to tell you that my thoughts are with you and Bella... I hope you get answers soon and that everything turns out okay. *hugs*