Saturday, May 15, 2010

This and That Saturday

So.  Some (or maybe not even a few) might have wondered what's been going on since I've been virtually nonexistent in these parts of the webernets for the past month or so.  A whole lot of nothing, that's what.  My desire to sit down and do some mad reading has pretty much gotten up and left, and I've almost nothing to say.  While we've been making some headway in wedding preparations, John and I have also been dealing with an aged dog and trying to come to terms with the fact that this week could very well be his last dance.  I've not talked much about Baron here, but I'll say this now -- that beast is my heart, and he'll always be the guy I refer to as the one who saw me through just about everything since college.  He even put up with me and my demonic book buying and doesn't give me the evil glare too much when I deign to pick up a book.  In fact, he usually benefits from it since I'm usually holding him in my lap or laying on the bed, rubbing his fur and scratching his ears while I'm reading.  I dread the day when I'll have to say goodbye, whether it's today or next month.  It's a day-by-day situation here, and it's been rough.  For me, and for John as well, since he's become so attached to Baron in the 10 years we've been together.

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Anyhoo, enough about that, or I'll be buying a new keyboard today and swallowing ibuprofen like nobody's business because, 1 - I'm a messy crier, and 2 - crying gives me raging headaches.  

I've kept sort of plugged into what's been going on around the Blogosphere lately, and really couldn't get too involved in it.  Instead, I've been occasionally reading library books and continue to buy books without a reason other than the simple fact that I felt I needed them.  Now I've got 5 bags of books I've bought this year, unpacked and making sad eyesores throughout the apartment.  The urge to declutter and clean left right along with my reading mojo, it seems.  Heh.

What I have enjoyed from the library was Lisa Jackson's latest hardcover, WITHOUT MERCY.  I'm not going to feature any kind of review for it other than to say that the surprise ending really threw me for a loop, perfectly setting up a following book.  I also finished up THE FINISHING TOUCHES by Hester Browne, a book totally unrelated to her Little Lady series.  Now I've only got to read the 3rd book in that series, and I'm all caught up with my Hester Browne reading.  My only question is -- when is another book from her slated? 

Last week I also checked out an older Bombshell, THE PROFILER by Lori A. May, which I'm reading now and trying to get more interested in.  I'm a sucker for many things about profilers.  

The question I ask myself, though, is why am I reading all these books from the library when I have my own here at home?  Oy...  

OH!  Almost forgot, I finished up THE PERFECT COUPLE, the first book in Brenda Novak's spin-off of The Last Stand series.  Chilling and disturbing are two of the best words I can come up with for it.  I'm curious to see what the last two books read like now.  Ha, good thing I have them in the TBR.  Shocking, no?         

 

4 comments:

Lori said...

I'm so sorry about Baron. It's so hard to say goodbye to our pets. They give us unconditional love and only ask that we feed and love them in return.

I just picked up Without Mercy at the library, and cannot wait to get started. I loves me some Lisa Jackson!

Take care, and hang in there.

Amy said...

Lori, I keep telling myself that I know The Time will come, it's only natural, but it still sucks. But he IS 16 1/2 years old, so I've had the fortune of his company for a looong time. This weekend, he's been good though.

Let me know what you think of WITHOUT MERCY. I enjoyed it.

Christine Trent said...

I'm sorry to hear about Baron. I have four cats, and can't imagine parting with any of them (although I suppose I will have to one day, won't I?).

I get raging headaches, too, although I don't think I've ever short-circuited a keyboard from crying. :)

I had the great pleasure of meeting Brenda Novak at a writers' conference once. She is a very nice lady. I think you or any of your followers would really like her.

Amy said...

I swear, Baron has a sixth sense and knows when we're stressing out about him. The past handful of days he's been pretty rock solid and trying desperately to convince us he's still a puppy. A 9000 year old pup, but one nonetheless.

So, it's been one day at a time, and I'm enjoying any time I can with him.

Thanks, y'all!