Last Update – moving blog!

Hey guys,

I’d like to thank every one of you that are still following me and reading my blog, even though I’ve been MIA for over a year. I actually have a really good excuse (had a baby, no internet, moved cross-country…). I’ve moved it over to Before Midnight Books. You can follow my blog there. I’ll be setting up a twitter soon for it.

Once again, thanks for following me, and I hope you’ll follow me over at my new blog.

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Coming Back!

Ladies and gentlemen!

I am coming back in 2012 with a vengeance. I had a lot of real-world issues to deal with, but I feel more confident than ever that I will be able to keep up with my reading, and be able to balance that with a new baby (yes, I am expecting a little Addict in late December 2011 or early January 2012).

I am more than ready to take on new challenges, so be on the look-out for those. I’m pretty sure I’m overloading myself with these book challenges, but I have a lot of downtime right now. Hopefully, that stays the same.

Anyway, I look forward to re-starting this blog after such a long hiatus.

Quick update

I haven’t been around very much (okay, I haven’t been around at all) in the past few weeks. I’ve been trying for 2 weeks to get my internet at home up and running, and finally a tech came out to look at the lines inside the house yesterday. Internet is all good to go now, and we are up and running at home.

I had a major job change, so I haven’t read as many books as I’d have liked to, but I did manage to finish The Hunger Games trilogy, as well as the first in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. Yeah, three books. Kind of pathetic, yes?

I’m in the process of reading the second Monstrumologist book, but it’s not holding my attention, so I’m probably going to set it aside for later reading and pick up the first in the new series by JR Ward, Covet. Or maybe a Stephen King book. I haven’t decided yet.

My job has me traveling all over the city, which kind of sucks because my car is 13 years old, and I worry about her shutting down on me, even though she’s in good condition. Fortunately, my job also has a lot of down time, so I carry a book or two with me every day.

I should have reviews for Catching Fire, Mockingjay, and Darkfever up pretty soon, now that I have internet again.

Review: Redemption by Laurel Dewey

Title: Redemption
Author: Laurel Dewey
Obtained: via publisher for review (Pump Up Your Book virtual tour)
Publisher: The Story Plant
Format: Hardback
Rating: 4/5
Read for: Pump Up Your Book tour

Blurb (from dust jacket)

After the events in Protector (Story Plant mass market, May 2009), Jane Perry has resigned from the Denver Police Department. Trying to make a living as a private investigator, she finds her past haunting her at every turn and her old demons rising up to torment her.
Seeking some level of comfort at an AA meeting, Jane encounters a woman who knows what Jane does for a living. The woman wants Jane to drive with her from Colorado to Northern California in search of a man who matches the description of the killer who murdered her granddaughter many years before. She’s convinced that the man has started to kill again and she wants to stop him.
Jane thinks the woman is crazy-especially when she discovers that she’s a New Age devotee-but Jane is desperate for work. They head on the road, gathering critical information about the killer, and themselves, along the way. Jane has recently experienced several events in her life that seem to border on the paranormal, though she is a complete skeptic in that regard. Now, those experiences come with greater frequency. And when the trail of the killer leads to a fundamentalist church, the consequences of belief and faith propel her toward a deadly confrontation.

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Quick Update

This blog is not on hiatus; I’m taking a solitary step back for the holidays, but on January 2, this blog will be back on track. For the next three days, I will be at home, reading. Well, okay, that’s a lie; I’ll be watching the New Year’s fireworks over the Las Vegas Strip from my balcony, but otherwise, I’ll be reading. I have well over 100 books planned for the coming year; hopefully I get them all read, reviewed, and still have time to read other books.

Kristi at the Story Siren said she read nearly 200 books one year. I wish I could keep that pace. I do, however, have several challenges pushing me to do over 100, so if that goes well maybe I’ll gradually increase my count. My only problem is, I can never seem to find enough time to read more than a few pages at a time!

Check back on January 2, 2011, for more reviews, memes, and other fun things.

NaNoWriMo delay

I promised I would make a quick post before NaNoWriMo begins, and here it is.

Because NaNoWriMo will be taking up my home life during November, and possibly my weekends though I’ll be at work, the entries for this blog will be considerably slower. I will probably make a bunch of posts between Monday and Wednesday of each week, and set them on a schedule.

I promise that Before I Say Goodbye will be done during November, and so will We Need to Talk About Kevin. I have a huge stack of books on my desk waiting to be read, so hopefully I can get some time in to read in between writing my novel.

If you’re participating in NaNo and would like to be writing buddies, my screen name on NaNo is Swanton_Bomb. My main twitter, demonsndrugs, follows NaNoWordSprints on twitter. If you want to do word wars/sprints, contact me on twitter. For right now, my instant messaging systems are down.

If you need to contact me about anything, my e-mail is: snickors.bar@gmail.com