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.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hello new books!

I had quite the treat last night when I got home from work; 2 packages sitting on the counter, both full of books!

The first package was my LibraryThing SantaThing book! It was Castle Waiting by Linda Medley and came from member rgherndon. It is a graphic novel set in a magical world, and from what all the book blurbs say on the back, it looks to by quite funny. I'm looking forward to starting that this weekend!

The other package was a complete surprise. Apparently, I had requested a book from Running Press via Shelf Awareness at some point (I have no idea which book it was!), so they sent me a sampling of their Spring 2009 YA titles. In that package, there was Cathy's Ring by Sean Stewart & Jordan Weisman (this is the third in a trilogy, so I hope I'm not too lost!), The Plague by Joanne Dahme, and Rainy Day Rescue and The Quarter Horse Foal, both by Inda Schaenen and the start of the Saddle Wise series. These last 2 I think I'll forward on to a friend after I've read them, as I think these books would be perfect for her.

It was quite a surprise to come home to such an abundance of free books last night! It's almost as if it's Christmas...


Alea said...

I got the same Running Press package. I think it was the book Creepers from Shelf Awareness, I don't remember getting any other titles from them before besides that one! I'm really excited about Cathy's Ring and thankfully I happened across the first book in the series about 2 weeks ago. I think it's a sort of interactive mystery!

tapestry100 said...

Fellow book blogger Irisheyz got the same package as well, and she also thinks it's because of Creepers. I may have requested that, but I never received a copy of it. Either way, it was still a nice surprise to come home to even more free books!

Alea said...

That's great that even though Creepers never came that this did! It's definitely a great surprise! Enjoy!