Sunday, February 19, 2012

In My Mailbox

This week's IMM will be dog-less. Toby had surgery on Wednesday to have a mass removed off his foot, and he's currently in one of those cone collars. Though it *was* tempting to try to situate the books in the cone, I gave the guy a break. He's frustrated enough having it on. He's recovering fantastically, and is back to running around like a maniac (giant cone and all), and though I'm still waiting on the pathology results to make sure the mass wasn't malignant, I'm immensely relieved just to have the surgery behind us.

So first the books, then some Toby pictures.. because yes, I did document his cone of shame...

For Review:
The Space Between Us by Jessica Martinez (Seriously fantastic! So emotional and breaking)
Never Enough by Denise Jaden (Also awesome!)
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
(Huge thanks to Jessica Martinez, Simon Pulse, and Henry Holt)

Fair Coin by E.C. Myers
Personal Effects dogtags from E.M. Kokie

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (Such a cute romance)
The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols

So that was my week in books, and now this is my week in Toby:

This is what it was before the surgery. That lump grew in about 3-4 weeks. 

And post surgery, so much smaller, despite the stitches and stuff. 

 Toby in his cone collar. That thing is basically a satellite, and yes, he has serious issues trying to get around in it sometimes. He also kind of sort of broke one of my stand lamps, when he knocked it over trying to walk behind it. He also trips over the collar sometimes, when he catches it on stuff on the floor. But, only one more week and he's out of it. 

So that was what went on around here this week. What books did you guys get? 

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  1. Poor baby! Glad he's doing better! Watch out for those cones, if he knocks into you, they can really hurt! I learned when our dog had to wear one! Hope you enjoy your books!

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  2. Get well soon, Toby!<3

    The Space Between Us sounds so good, and I love the cover of Never Enough. Happy reading.(:

  3. Great IMM! I'm so jealous you got Never Enough and The Space Between Us, and I loved Graffiti Moon! Hope you enjoy all of them :)

    Sorry about Toby - hope he gets better soon!

  4. Great books but poor Toby! I hope he doesn't destroy more before the Cone of Shame is removed.

    My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  5. Great IMM! Lots of great reads there!

    Sorry about the pup! I hate seeing them like that, you feel so helpless! Bella had a cone after she was fixed for about 3 weeks, it was kind of funny how she had to adjust to it!

  6. Poor Toby! I hope he gets well soon :)
    Happy Reading!
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  7. poor puppy! *soft snuggles to him*

    nice books, you should read to Toby!

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  8. Oh poor dog:( Hope he gets better soon!
    And I really like the books you've got. Graffiti Moon is a sweet read.

  9. Nice haul!

    Poor Toby, hope everything comes back clear. His cone of shame is giant!

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  10. Oh poor guy! I hope he feels better soon and the results are clear.

  11. Yay! So glad the dog tags arrived!

  12. I hope you and Toby enjoy FAIR COIN. At least he's a captive audience...