Saturday, August 11, 2012


I apologize.  I've neglected my blog for waaaay too long.  I have plenty of excuses, though.  It's summer time, all 4 of my kids are around and have constant needs, I had my only brother's wedding to plan for and attend in Cali, then Disneyland and the beach, then there were all my extended family obligations - reunions, birthday parties, religious gatherings and so forth.  It was life.  I let life get in the way and something had to give.  It turned out to be my blog.  I think I've only read 2-3 books since my last post.  Pathetic, I know.

But, schools about to start again and life will (hopefully) calm down to a pace I can better deal with.  I missed my constant reading and blabbing about it.  I missed all you fellow book-obsessed peeps too.  And you probably, maybe, didn't even notice I was gone!  Shame ;) 

Soooo...I'll be starting back up with a review of the book I just finished last night.  Insurgent, sequel to Divergent  by Veronica Roth.  I'm working backwards...just 'cause.

Also, I did something I didn't think I'd ever do.  I joined a book club.  The reason I didn't ever see myself joining one is because I don't like being told what to read.  In school that was fine.  But, now that I'm an adult, my time is FAR more valuable.  I didn't want to spend my precious time reading what someone else chose for me.  Especially when I already have a list of a bazillion books I have chosen for myself and chances are they won't be on the top of someone else's list.  I was also afraid of being bored with their choices.  I'm an escapist.  I have enough reality in my life and I need to spend time in someone else's brain/fantasy world.  Since there are so many genres and so many books to chose from, I was scared that all the choices would be somber and boring.  Well, my BFF and a couple of other ladies I know from church decided to join up and I caved.  The first couple of books, as I feared, are going to be tear-jerkers with some heavy material.  But, we voted and fair is fair.  My favorite genre is paranormal and dystopian YA.  LOVE IT.  But some of the others have a slight aversion this type....and that's okay.  We'll meet in the middle, right.  So, thankfully, Everneath, Divergent and Insurgent made it onto the list.  Whew!  Still, now I have to be a good sport and read the serious stuff too.  Wish me luck, I'm great at procrastinating.  I still have a few weeks to get it done, but I'm not sure how I'm gonna buckle down and read a sad book.  It's fine, I'll be fine.  Maybe I'll end up so grateful that someone made me read something I otherwise would never have picked up.  In case you're wondering what the first book assigned is, it's Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.  If you feel so inclined to join in and read what we're reading, feel free.

So, again, my apologies....but I did not abandon my blog...I was just on hiatus and I'm glad you didn't ditch me.  I'm back on the horse.  Let's read!