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, May 15, 2014

Josh Malerman promotes his new book, Bird Box

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Yes, that is us blindfolded during the reading. And yes, it was a little creepy. And yes, I totally stole this picture from my friend, Whitney, who is also the events coordinator at Schuler.

Well. I just got home from the most unique author reading I think I've been to yet. Josh Malerman stopped by Schuler Books earlier this evening to promote the release of his debut novel, Bird Box. What made the reading so unique is that the author wouldn't come out until all of the audience members were blindfolded. Once we were all suitably blindfolded, Malerman and his band (the High Strung) came out and performed a chapter from the book, complete with sound effects, appropriately atmospheric music, and multiple people performing different characters from the story. I'm not going to lie, it was a little unsettling, which of course was the point. I'm not sure what is going on in the book, but being blindfolded and unable to see plays an integral part of the story, so it was giving us a taste of the characters in the story are going through. I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to read this book at night...

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