Hello, fellow booksluttians,
Welcome to the new year! I’m glad to see that nobody seems to have disappeared due to the Mayan apocalypse, and that America hasn’t descended into chaos over the fiscal cliff hullabaloo. Whew, amirite? I hadn’t yet read all the books I wanted to read, so, I’m glad I’m not in heaven or whatever was supposed to happen when the world ended. (Because I would totally go to heaven. Mm-hmm.)
I want to apologize for the recent radio silence. I was in New Orleans for a week visiting my brother-in-law, and I’ve also just been taking a little mental break. I actually neglected to post our recommended reading for December … eeek …. so you’ll get a bonus recommended reading post this month. Something to use up your holiday gift cards on, I reckon!
Also, I’m turning 30 in two days. So there’s that. (Cough.)
Remember, if you’re participating in the EotW challenge, you’ve got until January 6 to get those lists together (see this post for even more details, in case you missed it). Um, let’s just use this post right here for posting your results; just post your final page count, and whoever has the highest, I will ask you for your list and a link to your reviews so I can go through the process of vetting your list (which may take time). Confession: I didn’t really have much of an exit plan for this challenge. It’s kind of difficult to keep up with something like this for a year! And I think I thought it would be less complicated. Learning experience.
I’ve kinda-sorta started the redesign of IB, but since I lost ALL of my resources and bookmarks when my laptop took a dump, it’s going to be a slow process of re-educating myself. Which I’m really looking forward to. Oh wait, I’d actually rather gouge out my eyes with rusty spoons. I’m going to forge ahead, though; I want the end result more than I want to be lazy, but it’s gonna take extra time. Sigh.
In happier news, I have started taking medication to combat this depression thing that I’ve been going through, and it actually seems to be helping; I only had one travel-related meltdown while we were on our trip to NOLA. It was kind of magical. So, 2013 might see a less angsty Susie. Don’t worry, I’ll probably still have plenty of things to rant about. I’m not that zonked out.
Happy New Year! Let’s make 2013 an awesome one.
Your faithful bookslut,