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Friday, February 22, 2008

Excuses, Excuses

I have plenty of excuses for neglecting this blog, but they are all excuses. The problem is that the longer I neglect it, the harder it becomes to catch up.

Here's what I've read so far this month:

Immortal by Traci L. Slatton (ARC)
Why Mermaids Sing by C.S. Harris
War of Honor by David Weber (I hate the covers, but love the books)
Raven Black by Ann Cleves
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
Standing Still by Kelly Simmons (ARC)
Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn

That quite a few reviews that I need to catch up on.

Silent in the Sanctuary was a generous gift from Jill at My Individual Take, who kindly sent me her copy. I sent her Long Ago in France by M.F.K. Fisher in exchange, but when my package arrived, Jill had included Walking a Literary Labyrinth and a beautiful bookmark as well! Thanks again, Jill!

One thing I've been busy with lately is trying to make something for each day in February. My record of that challenge is over at Bayou Quilts. I have not exactly succeeded as there were several days when I wasn't feeling well enough to make anything, but on several days, I've made more than one thing...and I make up the rules as I go along anyway.


  1. I know what you mean about it being harder to start back the longer you stay away. I haven't exactly been very regular with my posting, either. I'm glad you're back and hope all is going well. At least it looks like you've gotten a great deal of reading done! Now, I'm off to look at what you've been making.

  2. Lots of reading and lots of projects - I'm impressed. Did you like the Pratchett book?

  3. It's good to see you posting again, Jenclair. It sounds like you have a good excuse though, busy with other things, including reading.

  4. I've missed you, Jenclair, and was starting to worry about what might be causing you to be MIA. Glad to hear that you've just been busy with other things. :-)

  5. It's truly hard to keep up all the time isn't it? I get behind and then I wonder why I'm trying to push myself so hard. You take it easy and we will all be around when you have a spare minute.

    I'm interested in hearing what you thought about SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY.

  6. Welcome back! Why Mermaids Sing is an awesome title, but I don't know anything about it, lol.

  7. Lisa - I think we all go in cycles. Sometimes the first thing I want to do when I get up is blog; sometimes it is like pulling teeth!

    Booklogged -- Loved the Pratchett book and will be reading more of his work both for adults and YA! I still want to read the series you've written about which is where I first started becoming interested.

    L.F. -- Whooo! I've just made 4 posts today, which cuts down on the reviews I have left!

    Sam -- Thanks, Sam! Yes, things are fine, and I'm trying to get these reviews caught up again. Same old story!

    Kay -- Procrastination, my middle name. I enjoyed Silent in the Sanctuary - not as much as Silent in the Grave, but it was still fun.

    Eva - It is a great title and is the third in the Sebastian St. Cyr series by Harris. A fast read.

  8. I'm glad you're back again, and I'm looking forward to reading your reviews!

  9. Glad to see you back. I was getting really worried. Louisiana is a long way from Birmingham when you're concerned about a friend.

  10. Ann - Thanks! I'm glad to be back. Amazing how much the internet has shrunk our world...a few years ago, I would never have imagined having a friend with such similar interests in Birmingham!