Life, the universe and everything!
Sometimes you just need to stop, sit back and smell the roses. Or, in this instance, get away from the computer, find a comfy chair to sit in or a couch to lie on and read a book. Christmas and New Year were busy with family and friends and since then emails have been flying back and forth, thick and fast with ARRC information and planning. Up until the time, that is, I realised I’d been reading the same book for the previous nine days. Nine days! I’m normally a book-a-day, or at least a book–every-two-days type of girl. Houston, we have a problem!
Still reading the same book after nearly nine days would normally reflect badly on the book – unable to get into it, slow going, tedious, what a chore. But that certainly wasn’t the case for Big Girls Don’t Cry by the lovely Cathie Linz, it’s a great read! No, the problem wasn’t with the book. The problem was with the reader, me; I’d forgotten to stop and smell the roses; I hadn’t made time for what I love most – reading a good romance.
I may not have been reading, but I was certainly buying! Bookstores did well out of me during this time of reading drought, however, as I’d somehow managed to spend my quarterly book-buying budget within the space of two weeks. You’ll be pleased to hear that with realising my neglect of actually reading the romance books we are promoting, I’ve since caught up on at least a few books from my TBR pile – phew! Even though my TBR pile had managed to grow substantially larger during that time – damn!
How about you? What books have you read since the beginning of 2008? I do mean read and not simply those that have been added to your ever growing TBR piles either. 😉