After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Monday, May 26, 2008

A little update

In the last couple of days, I have finished Bone: One Volume Edition by Jeff Smith and The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton (both of which I highly enjoyed and recommend) and have read Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (which I found to be a rather disturbing deconstruction of the superhero mythos). I'll have more to say later on after I collect my thoughts on all three.

Also, I received The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem as an ARC last week, as well as Paulo Coelho's The Zahir and Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, both from my sister as belated birthday gifts.

(See, I'm still sticking to my no buying no books for a month rule. I haven't purchased a book since May 1.)


J. Kaye Oldner said...

"I'm still sticking to my no buying no books for a month rule. I haven't purchased a book since May 1."

I am so impressed with you! I was good all throughout 2007. I am making up for all that goodness this!

Irish said...

You're a better man than I am gunga din. I've fallen off the wagon a few times already. *le sigh*

I've decided though to start fresh in June. Maybe I will fare better then. Just don't make any more recommendations!

tapestry100 said...

Wow. I don't know that I could be that good for an entire year! It actually hasn't been that hard, however. I've got so many good books sitting on my shelves thatceany to be read, in addition to the ARCs that are arriving in the mail, I think I'm set for awhile.

And I can't make any promises, Gail, but I'll try to only read bad books for awhile. ;)

Irish said...

That would be helpful thanks!

Or at the very least you can stick to books that I've already read. ;-)

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Now that I think about it I don't think I have bought anything since May 1st either. I have been getting a log of arc's thanks to LT that I haven't bought anything. I need to visit a bookstore soon! On a side note, I left Meg Waite Clayton a comment that my review was up and she linked it to her site so if you are interested let her know.