I'm having a lot of trouble with my Internet for the past few weeks. Although we had someone come by to fix it, the problem has not been resolved and as you may already have guessed, my husband and I are more than a bit furious. We're both bloggers (he has a political site) and the entire mess puts a huge strain on both of us. I've been doing less and less serious blogging.
While this means more time for books, it also means that I'm spending less time cultivating my writing (and lately, "cultivating" is almost all I do with my writing).
The good side of all this is that Revolutionary Road is getting all of my attention. I find that often I read in a distracted way, trying to figure out what is going to come next. What will I be reading next? What kind of review am I going to give this book? Will people judge me based on my opinion of this book? These are all regular concerns of mine when I'm reading for an audience (and isn't that what we do as book reviewers?).
A few things have happened: the first is that I have realized that I won't always be able to publish a review immediately upon having finished reading a book. If it is raining outside or Google is having a funk, I don't get a chance to publish diddlysquat. The other thing that has occurred to me is what a great bunch book bloggers are. It isn't always the same on Amazon, or any of the social networks, but YOU (my audience and fellow book bloggers) are amazing. A couple of you have really made me smile by commenting on my blog when I thought nobody was paying attention. I won't name names right now, but I can assure you that credit will come in due time. I appreciate you VERY much!
My review of Revolutionary Road should be up by Thursday. I am hoping to receive The Heart Mender in the mail on Wednesday, which will allow me to hopefully go right from one book into the next. If the book is late in the mail, I'm planning on picking up To Kill a Mockingbird. I haven't been able to get a hold of Anna Karenina yet.
One last thing: Earlier today Stay a Little Longer caught my eye. I wasn't in a position to purchase the book today, so was rather pleased and surprised that Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews is hosting a giveaway of this very book! Join me in entering the giveaway, if you like!
Thank you again to all you great followers. I thought I would leave you with this photo I captured the other day. Not the best in the world because I'm no photographer, but I thought it was cute!