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.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Interview with Penelope Przekop

Not directly book related, but I wanted to post this here all the same.

Penelope Przekop runs a blog called Aberration Nation. In her own words, her blog "is not about world peace, going green, or gay pride. It's not about healing all the ills that exist in our growing culture of materialism and instant gratification. It's about individual self-reflection and optimism. It's making lemonade out of lemons and smiling through our tears, knowing tears are part of package, and that tomorrow is a new day filled with opportunity and greater wisdom." What she's doing there is a really great thing. She takes people's aberrations, or the things that they perceive or that others perceive as being different or wrong, and cast them in a new light, showing how we can grow and take something positive away from these "aberrations."

She is also the author of the book, Aberrations. It was one of my Top 10 books read for 2008. Give it a read sometime, you won't be disappointed.

Penelope recently asked to interview me about what it is like for me being gay. To most people reading my blog, you already know me and this won't come as a surprise to you. To some it might. It is part of who I am; it's not a defining factor, but just a part. I'm honored that Penelope wanted to interview me, and I'd like everyone to stop by her blog, not just for my interview, but to read what she is doing there. If there were more people like her around who wanted to take the time to show that our differences can really be our strengths, I'd think that there would a lot less discord. Thanks, Penelope!

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