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.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Author Meet & Greet 13 I 2014 - Laurie Halse Anderson for The Impossible Knife of Memory

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Nicola's Books hosted Laurie Halse Anderson this evening for her new book The Impossible Knife of Memory, so Sarah and I drove over to meet her. I've never read anything by Anderson before, so I was going in with no expectations, but she was actually a great speaker. She was very honest and frank to the kids there (the majority of the audience was teachers from the local schools and students), giving them some really solid advice about writing, what to do after high school, and what to do when you're striking out on your own. I was thoroughly impressed with her. I picked up her new book, and had my copy of Speak signed. Sarah had given me the copy of Speak ages ago when she found out I hadn't read Anderson before, and I hadn't really thought much of it since then. I think one of those two books will be moving up the TBR pile sooner than later.

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