Saturday, January 28, 2017


Naturally, right after an author tweets something incredibly flattering and links my review, I immediately come down with the flu and can't post for a week. All of my descriptions for how sick I was sound like hyperbole--I was barely able to get out of bed, I kind of felt like I was dying. But yeah, the flu is not a joke--I had chills and the doctor gave me IV fluids and even after I was feeling better, I could only read for half an hour at a time before my head would loll back.

But!  Here I am, in between naps, back in action. I've read so many books in the past month that I want to write about, it's a bit overwhelming, but I'm also trying to decide whether to finish an ARC that I'm not that into, just because I want to talk about why I'm not that into it.  I generally try not to review advance copies unless I finish them, since it seems unfair--especially if the book seems mostly okay, just not for me.  But I really want to discuss this one.  I'm pretty sure, by my own personal ethical system, that means I have to finish the book.

Anyway, I hope to get back on my normal posting schedule this week, but I wanted to say hi and that I'm wheezing but surviving over here. And I'm reading the cheesiest romance novel, an incredible sci fi novel, and a Terry Pratchett novel, so life is, overall, not too bad.

I hope you can say the same!


Lianna Williamson said...

I'm sorry you've been so sick! I hope you're completely recovered soon.

What author tweet?! I must know.

Aarti said...

Yay for you getting a shout-out from the author!! That's fantastic. Also, which Terry Pratchett?! And which amazing science fiction novel?!

I had a Twitter back-and-forth yesterday for approximately 30 seconds all combined with Bob Garfield of the On the Media podcast and it was so great :-D

Lianna Williamson said...

Total aside, but have you seen that the sequel to The Scorpion Rules is out, and that the sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is due out in March?