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.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Week in Books (or, Still More Buying, Less Reading)

Ah yes, another slow week at From My Bookshelf. Patient reader, you are patient. There are any number of reasons why I haven't been reading these last several weeks, but I shan't bore you with the details. However, what I can tell you is that I shall have a new review up every day this coming week, for new books, and possibly a guest review or two.

It has been a good week for book acquisitions, though. I received my first set of (Penguin Classics)RED editions, where 50% of the proceeds of the sale of each book goes to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa. The editions that I received are:
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

I found another few graphic novels that I've been looking for. I'm now able to catch up on most of my X-Men graphic novels that I've been behind since I have the missing volumes now!
  • New Mutants, Vol 1: Return of Legion
  • New Mutants, Vol 2: Necrosha
  • Cable, Vol 3: Stranded
  • Cable, Vol 4: Homecoming

I received the next book in my Stephen King Library subscription, Blaz.

Lastly, I received a new ARC, Wither: the Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 1 by Lauren DeStefano, from Simon & Schuster.

I hope all you faithful readers out there have had some great book acquisitions as well, and happy reading!

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