Good Morning!! So I had a very interesting week. I had mentioned last week that I was feeling under the weather. Well, I did go see my Primary Doc on Tuesday, and she had a blood test done to check my hemoglobin levels STAT, and then referred me to a Gynecologist, which I saw on Wednesday. My Gynecologist did an Endometrial Biopsy, and then after getting the results of the blood test, suggested I go to the ER to get a blood transfusion. My hemoglobin level was at 7.3, down from 13 in November. Normal range is 11 – 16. So yes, that was the cause of the fatigue and light headedness. Not to mention how pale I was even in spite of being so fair skinned to begin with. Just about everyone who saw me in the ER had to mention, “You look a little pale.” Yeah, thanks for noticing, lol. Because I had to get two units of blood, I actually had to stay over night, soooo not the Hilton. I also had an ultrasound done while I was there. I see my Gynecologist on Wednesday to get the results of the tests. I am feeling much better, but still not out of the woods as far as the levels. I will be taking Iron daily for awhile. Oh, the joys of being a woman, things can only get better from here. Hope everyone has a great week ahead!!
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As an avid romance reader, I am used to stories about 30-something singles finding their one true love. Poggibonsi is not that…it is so much more!! It’s fun, smart, sexy, hilarious and will make you think about your own relationships. This story is about a married couple and explores the delicate act of balancing careers, kids, and marriage itself, which makes it very refreshing. The characters, the situations that arise, and the fact that it is written from the man’s point of view, sharing every thought that the main character has at every moment, makes it straight forward and brutally true. The setting is a small picturesque town in Italy, so the Italian phrases interspersed throughout, used by the Italian characters enhances the story, even though I have no clue what they mean, it intensifies the aura of romance and sexiness that is Italy. While the American characters are fluent in sarcasm; this bolsters the comedic tone.
Dan Alatorre writes some of the best dialogue that I have read. The banter between his characters had me laughing out loud at the sheer brilliance of it at times. He writes characters that are always fun and so likeable, I just want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with them.
In the midst of humor and chaos, this story addresses some serious topics, yet doesn’t gloss over them, but gets to the core of the issue. It is done in such a way that it makes you think, and just might change your mind on how you view certain situations. A story that is entertaining yet offers such introspect is truly a gift. My emotions ran the gamut from laughing and elated to tearful and heartbroken as I read each chapter. This book is chock full of humor and romance. Add in a little sex along with some tender, bittersweet moments, and a shocking twist, and you’ve got yourself a book you cannot put down until you turn the last page.
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