Sorry for my absence last week, but I took an impromptu trip back home to visit my family in Minnesota. It was my Dad’s birthday and my oldest nephew, Andy, was starting his freshman year of college, so it just felt like I needed to be there. Generally, I am not a very impulsive person, especially when it comes to something like travel. But I had the miles to take me home sweet home, so I did it. And it was a really nice break.
July was killer. I turned another year older, which some moments made me snarl like a crazy woman. It was also killer hot in LA, which made me irritable. So basically I was a crazy old lady but I had good company with all the crazy killers in the books I read last month. Honestly, when I put together this month’s recap, every single book involved murder. Ummmm … I’m not sure what that says about me. But maybe, just maybe, people ought to think twice before they annoy me. Just kidding. Sort of.
I turned 41 last month, which I actually greeted with a fair amount of enthusiasm and hope. I’m still here; I’m still going strong. And not to go all pop princess on you, but I still gotta lotta fight left in me. There was a time when I had none, so I am grateful and celebrate that these old bones of mine still have some pep and verve in them.
Hey there! Did you miss me? This is where you lie and say “yes”, please. 🙂 And where I apologize for my absence. It was unplanned, but my blogging mojo disappeared on me, and I didn’t feel like forcing myself to write for the sake of posting. But I’m back now, with plenty of things to say, although today — it’s all about the funnies.
This lovely challenge is hosted by Erin from TexErin-in-Sydneyland and I love the idea of reading books you already own but haven’t read. Let’s face it: we all have a few books collecting dust for one reason or another. And I found out my reason was because they were crappy books. Normally I immediately devour a purchased book, but there was a brief period, when Borders was going out of business, that I went a little cuckoo and not in a good way.
Ah, June. You were a weird reading month. Every book drew me in with their great premise and potential and too many wasted their intriguing set-up. In fact, the book I expected to place in my vaulted love section ended up in the dreaded loathe category. Thankfully, there were still some really good books that lived up to their book flap AND I finally caught up with all my on hold books at the library. YAY! This month I’m picking books based on my mood and what’s available, which will hopefully alleviate my book funk.