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, June 20, 2013

Signing with Matt Bell, author of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

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Last night I got the chance to meet Matt Bell at my local Indie, whose debut novel, In the House upon the Dirt between the Woods and the Lake, came out this week from Soho Press. Matt is a local Michigan author, and his debut novel has been getting some attention, so I was pretty excited to get to meet him. Matt is really friendly, great to talk to, and was extremely appreciative of everyone coming to the signing last night.

I'm really intrigued by his book. He did a short reading from two chapters, and it seems to be a sort of modern, magical realism fairy tale. I do think I'm going to have to be in a particular mood to want to read it, though. I got the impression during his reading last night that I'm going to want to devote all of my attention to the story while I'm reading it to make sure I don't miss any of the subtler points of the story.

Look for a review to be coming soon. Until then, happy reading!

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