Thursday, January 8, 2009

Returning to the fold

I am here. I am alive. I have returned... I hope.

Things have been a bit crazy in Shannon Land. NaNoWriMo kicked my butt and then abandoned me before the month ended. The holidays got crazy with chorus concerts and school holiday programs (never mind shopping and family parties!) I had a lovely out of town visitor that kept me busy for about a week. It is unusual to say this, but one week was not long enough. Really wish he were still here...

Just as everything cleared up and I was ready to start joining the blogosphere again.... WHAM! Literally. I slipped and fell on the ice in my school's parking lot, hitting my head on the pavement. I'm fine, not even a concussion (according to the ER doctors.) Sore muscles, head ache, a bit woozy. I am back to school, but perhaps should have stayed home another. Ah well.

Anyhow, I have actually been reading again. Yay! I have missed it so! I haven’t the time to do a review at the moment, but will be typing them up soon. Here is what I have o my list to review:

- Coming Undone (a category that I actually loved!)
- a Christmas anthology (sorry this is so late Nicola!)
- another OK category
- So Long and Thanks For All the Fish (not romance, but there is a sweet reason for my reading it)

In addition I will soon have a historical Western to review. My co-worker brings me books she has finished. Some are good, most are questionable. I have the entire series of "Seven Brides" written by Leigh Greenwood. The cover art is enough to make me run screaming. I was all ready to donate them to the local Salvation Army, but then Queen Bella Michelle informed me that the author is a man. Romance written by a man? This I had to try. I am only a couple of chapters in, so I will reserve judgment for now. I'll let you know what I think when I have read a bit more.


Wendy said...

Welcome back, Shannon! I'm glad that you're doing okay after your fall.

Tracy said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere!

I'm glad to hear that you are reading again (yay!) and that you're fine from your fall. I'll be looking for all your reviews!

Kati said...

Welcome back, Shannon! I've missed seeing you around Blogland. I'm so sorry to hear about your fall, but hope you're on the mend. I managed to give myself a concussion a few weeks ago, so I definitely feel your pain!

Anyway, glad you're back!

Nicola O. said...

No worries, Shannon, you can just submit to Jackie's BW carnival instead!

Douglas Adams is one of my favorite reads in the whole world, though I confess that Restaurant is my fave.

Good to see you back!

Bridget Locke said...

First off...Yay! Welcome back!

Secondly...Leigh Greenwood is a man? Ack! I read a couple of those books. They make me gag now, but I loved 'em when I was about 18. :)

Stacy~ said...

hey Shannon :) I'm so glad you had fun with your visitor. Maybe he can come back ;) Just take care of yourself. We've had some ugly weather, and getting uglier.

I don't know if we'll have a chance to get together before the 7th. My weekends are getting crazy - I'm going out of town next week. But I'm so looking forward to the SEP signing.

Shannon said...

Thanks gals! I am feeling so much better. Now I am just sleepy and wobbly headed, but I am starting to think that has more to do with a sinus/cold thing. But enough about my boring heath stuff.

I'm really hoping to be more active on here again. Stupid real life taking time away from blogs!

Stacy- Damn straight he better come back! We are already trying to plan my trip out there.

Nicola- I really liked the book, but that probably has more to do with the person who gave it to me and the fact that he said I remind him of Fenchurch :)

Bridget- Yeah, so far the book is very old school historical. It is ok, but not a keeper by any stretch.

Kate said...

Welcome back, and I hope you're feeling better! I can't wait to see what you have to say about the Douglas Adams and the man-written-historic-westerns.

Kristie (J) said...

Welcome back!!! And Yikes! I'm glad you're OK after that fall! Sounds like it could have been a lot worse.

Sarai said...

OMG I'm glad your okay and welcome back!!! I know, I know a day late and all that jazz sorry!