Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Tuesday Twaddle in lieu of Monday Malarkey and Time Off from Blogging

I opted not to get on the computer most of the day, yesterday, because I had to do important things like eat birthday cake. Also, after updating my browser over the weekend, I'm still getting used to the browser updates, which are frustrating. Silly little things have changed, like no longer being able to write an accent sign over an e by hitting Option and E. I guess I'm going to have to look that stuff up all over again, just when I got it memorized. Le sigh. So, anyway, you get Tuesday Twaddle instead of Monday Malarkey. Same thing, really.

Recent arrivals:

  • One Flight Up by Susan Fales-Hill - via Paperback Swap
  • Stormdancer and Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff - Purchased
  • The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition by Amity Shlaes and
  • Shades of Gray by Susanne Jacoby Hale - sent by friend

Last week's posts:

Last week's reads:

  • The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick 
  • 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
  • Second Form at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

Currently reading:

Just Spillover by David Quammen. I'm sure I'll add something else, soon, but I'd like to make a little progress on the reading of Spillover, since I've been hacking away at it, off and on, for ages.

Blog plans:

I'm going to take some time off from the blog as I've been having a terrible bout of insomnia and also feel like I want to scream at the thought of sitting down to write a blog post. Clearly, I've become a little burned out (plus, lack of sleep can totally screw up one's ability to think straight). We got a new gym in town, a couple weeks ago, and I'm finding that my days revolve around planning when to exercise, so maybe it will help if I take off some time, get into a routine, and then fit my blog posts within whatever time ends up being open. I enjoyed The Time Fetch and 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas enough that I doubt I'll have any trouble remembering them well enough to write about them later, so I'm not worried about that. I'm planning to do a giveaway some time this month, as well, so hopefully I'll feel recovered within a week or two.

Having said all that, I can't tell you how long I'll be away. I've found that I need to take breaks from blogging more often every year. If I don't feel like writing about books within a week or a month, I'll just stay away till I do. Best to all, till then!

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  1. Enjoy your break! I haven't posted since August 5th and it's been wonderful. I spent this past weekend (and the weekend prior) drafting reviews and I can hardly believe it, but I think I might just about be caught up!! Only one left to compose and then I can get them all up on Blogger and schedule them for the next couple of weeks. I think I've written close to a dozen! Of course, now that I'm getting caught up on reviews, it's time to catch up with all my favorite bloggers. There are 149 posts in my feed and I'm really bad about clicking the "all read" button. I may just have to do a lot of skimming.

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday and that the weather is beautiful for you. We've had so much rain (over 7" in August and 5 of that was last week!) and it was 58 this morning when I left for work.

    Take care!

    1. Thanks, Les! Well, sounds like your time away has helped you to catch up. I've done okay, this past couple weeks, but I keep thinking I'd rather just read a book and not say anything. That usually means it's time for a break. I don't use a reader, anymore. It was too stressful and I did end up hitting "all read" pretty frequently, just because it was driving me nuts.

      I had a great birthday, thanks. The weather sucks, but it's getting close to fall so I'm fine with that. We've had a better summer than most. Can't wait till it cools off for good, though. I can't believe you've already hit 58! Wow!! We're in the 90s with lows in the 70s, at the moment -- high humidity, miserable heat index, typical end of summer weather. The first real cool front can hit anywhere from September to November so there's no telling when we'll cool off. When we do, I've got a ton of yard work to catch up on. I'm looking forward to the yard work, for once (now that we only have one yard to deal with)!


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