Just kidding! Things could be worse...
I know I haven't posted in a couple of weeks, and I apologize for that. Things have been crazy around here. On a nice note, I started a new job two weeks ago. It's been 11 YEARS since I've had a job, so it's a bit of a learning curve as far as time management goes! Working moms, I salute you! It is not easy! Anyway, it's not book related, but it's some extra dinero (more money for books, so I guess to some degree it IS book related), and it's pretty fun. I'm working at Bass Pro Shops, and with me being the outdoorsy type, their rockin' discount is a real bonus. Anyway, I do have less time for reading, and even less time for blogging (reading is my 1st love, after all) since it's the holiday season and we all know what that means in the retail world, but I've just made a schedule, and that should help me manage my time better... I had actually planned on using the past two days that I had of to write a bunch of posts, but here is the woe-is-me part... My eight year old daughter had LICE! Ugh! Not wanting to put toxic insecticides on her scalp, I opted for the all-natural route, and let me tell you, it was not fun. Tea Tree Oil coating her hair and scalp for 18 hours, seven hours of combing through her very thick, very fine. long, curly hair with the nit comb, and the another seven plus hours the following day picking through every hair on her head,pulling the ones with eggs attached. Also, tons and tons and tons of laundry and vacuuming to make sure nobody else gets it. Painful does not even begin to describe it. She was so good about it, so like I said, I could have been A LOT worse. This has been our first experience with the nasty little buggers, and I pray to all that's holy, that it will be our last! My sanity was definitely tested!
So- I do have to work today and tomorrow, but I am off Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so look for lots of posts next week! I have reviews of The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa, Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris, and Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky coming up. Also, a review and GIVEAWAY of the audio version of Gabrielle Zevin's Because It Is My Blood, the sequel to All These Things I've Done, is coming soon. Stay tuned!
One more thing... I am sending a couple of my ARCs on tour with Southern ARC Tours, so if you are a blogger in the Southeast, and have any interest in reading Shadowlands by Kate Brian or The Archived by Victoria Schwab, make sure to click HERE to sign up. Both books were fabulous, and The Archived will, without a doubt, be making my "Best of 2013" list (which is a HUGE testament to how good it is, given that it is November of 2012)!
Anyway, I'm off to slave away to feed my bookish addictions! See you on the other side!