Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend – or if you’re in Atlantic Canada like me, maybe you’ve been enjoying a wonderful March (Spring) Break! Normally our March Break plans include a trip of some sort – the hubs likes to take the boys to see the hockey games in Montreal, or sometimes we just pack up the car and drive with no destination in mind, just to get away, relax, not have to worry about the everyday things. Not this year though, with the boys getting older it seems like planning holidays is going to become more complicated. My youngest wanted to spend the week hanging out with friends, my oldest went on his first *gasp* date, and the hubs, well he’s been in bed all week recovering from a step-back in an ongoing back injury – he hurt his back about 15 years ago playing high school rugby and after 10 years of work in new home construction his back isn’t as strong as it should be, but he’s a very fitness minded guy so that helps a lot with managing these occasional set-backs. So what did I do this week? Along with my regular job at the bookstore, I also played nurse-maid, taxi driver and yeah okay I relaxed a bit too :) Oh and I started putting together my university application package for the Fall – weee so exciting to think I will be back to school after the summer!
But with all that was going on these past few days, of course there were things that got overlooked. The most important thing, that made me so sad was realizing that the packages for my giveaway of The Book Of Negroes, somehow got left in the trunk of my car when I went to the post office :( So sorry guys, but I will be mailing them out as soon as I get off work Monday afternoon. And on a related note, one of the winners, Alyce contacted me to let me know she had already won a copy in another giveaway – lucky girl! And she said for me to go ahead and draw another winner – what a sweet lady! And after consulting Random.org, the new winner is Jeanne of Dog Ear Diary – whom I’m sending an email to asap. Congrats Jeanne and thanks again to Alyce for being so thoughtful. Teddy Rose & John Mutford, I apologize again for my forgetfulness and you should have your books soon.
The other thing that got away from me was my reviews, I started out 2009 with a goal of keeping my reading and reviewing pretty equal – but obviously that’s not working so far – so now I move on to Plan B – no more new books until reviews are caught up on! Yup I’m banning myself, except from the library – I’m putting my foot down, but c’mon what is life without the library ;)
It’s not that I have any problems with writing the reviews, I’m just lazy. And Twitter, WoW, Facebook and all that other crap are no help either – lol! Anyways, I’m going to list the books here that are waiting patiently in my drafts folder – oh and hey if you wanna help out I’ve got an idea! Well actually I’m stealing it from one of the Weekly Geeks assignments Dewey handed out awhile back. Here’s what I would love y’all to do – if there are any books in the list that you wanna know something about, just ask me in the comments or send me an email if you want. It can be a question about anything, the book, the author, the cover, why I read it in the first place, what my dogs do if I set the book in front of them etc. That would be such an awesome help to me, I want to write about books in a way that interests everyone – So what do you want to know?
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See, that there is 20 books – I’ve only read 50 so far this year – so according to my calculations (which was harder for me to figure out than the going tip rate) I’ve yet to review 40% of the books read so far this year. And that is pretty pathetic – so help me out by asking a question and consider it your good deed for the day :)
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