This wasn’t a good week for me, blogging-wise. Last Sunday evening, I wrote my review for Uprooted, but when I went to save it, WordPress lost the post. The whole thing. I’d spent hours getting the review just right, because the book is so awesome I really wanted to do it justice, and poof! it was gone. I was so upset, I literally started to cry. I had my rough draft, but that was only about half of the total review, and I had made major changes even to that. I tried to recreate what I had written, but I couldn’t.
All the rest of the week, I felt like the air was out of the balloon; I had a hard time summoning any enthusiasm for reviewing or blogging. The current index project has been a bit draining, as well, which is probably why it hit me so hard.
So I gave myself some time off from blogging. I went with just the two posts that were already written, and figured I’d get back on top of things this weekend. And I was all set to write my usual Saturday News & Notes post, when the kitchen faucet failed. Not spectacularly, but emphatically, with a fast and unstoppable leak. So instead of doing News & Notes, we ended up driving into town to Lowes to pick out a new faucet… which ended with buying a new sink as well (which may or may not work with our existing plumbing – you know how it goes.) By the time everything was sorted out and we’d figured out a workaround until the plumber gets here sometime this week – well, it was late enough that there wasn’t much point in putting up News & Notes. I’ll save the links I had and hopefully give you a really good one next week.
I can feel my blogging mojo making a slow comeback – but I have to balance with getting the index finished, doing driver’s ed with Robin, and practicing for the concert she and I are singing in next weekend. So I’ll try to get some posts done this week, but it may take a few more weeks to really get back up to speed.
Last Week on the Blog
- Tues. 5/:26/15: Ten Books I’m Taking on Vacation (Top Ten Tuesday)
- Wed., 5/27/15: From a High Tower by Mercedes Lackey (review)
Next Week on the Blog
- Tues. 6/02/15: Top Ten Books/Series That Should Be Filmed (Top Ten Tuesday)
- Thur. 6/04/15: Owlsight, by Mercedes Lackey (review)
- Sat. 6/06/15: News & Notes – 6/06/15
- Other posts TBD
What I’m Reading/Watching
Because of the index, it wasn’t a great week for reading, either. I did read Robyn Carr’s A New Hope and Stephanie Laurens’ A Match for Marcus Cynster. I’m working my way slowly through Victorian Fairy Tales. Next up (at least for ARCs) are Book Scavenger and Lynn Cahoon’s Dressed to Kill, plus hopefully a few library books. I’m almost finished listening to The Story of Human Language, by John McWhorter, with only one lecture to go. With Robin home, I’ve been watching more videos – we’ve been watching Doctor Who (fourth series – the Tenth Doctor and Donna) and Avatar: The Last Airbender (first season) together. We also watched Big Hero Six on Friday night – I loved it! And I revisited an old favorite: Inspector Alleyn in Death in a White Tie.
New Additions to the Hoard
Many thanks to DAW and Minotaur (St. Martin’s Press)!
Purchased for Kindle