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.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Thoughts #2 - The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers and The Poet and the Donkey by May Sarton

This week, I'm working on reading Tim Powers' The Anubis Gates and The Poet and the Donkey by May Sarton. The Anubis Gates is for a group read on LT, and The Poet and the Donkey is a reread, but Sarton is always worth rereading, and I haven't really read anything by her in a couple of years now, so I was thinking that I wanted to focus a little bit of my reading on her this year.

Unfortunately, I've not really that far into either book this week to really have a firm grasp of either story yet. As far as I can tell, The Anubis Gates is a steampunk story concerning the Egyptian gods and from what I remember of The Poet and the Donkey, an aging poet has lost his Muse and rediscovers her in the form of a donkey who is put in his care. My favorite quote this week comes from The Poet and the Donkey:

Silence has its point. Silence, like a sky of stars on a winter night, is full of mystery and elevation. Words, on the other hand, can kill.

Want to join in and tell us what you are reading right now? Stop by and let us know. We're not so much looking for a synopsis of what you're reading so much as just your general feeling on the book(s) that you are in the middle of. A favorite quote from the book? Do you like the overall look and feel of the design of the book? Are you really enjoying what you're reading, or can't stand the story at all and are going to be moving on to something else? Let us know! Grab the logo and leave a comment with a link back to your blog. I figure this way, we can each learn a little bit about what each other is reading right now and maybe discover something that we might enjoy reading in the future!

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