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13 April 2011

Just Breathe - why I haven't been blogging as much as I want

It has been busy these last few months. I keep telling myself I’ll be a good girl and write some reviews, but then something else comes up. If you want to know why I've been a bad bad blogging girl, this may help you understand:

  • Australian speculative fiction blog carnival: done and dusted.
  • ARRC: photos uploaded, key tweets collated, summary blogged
  • Article about ebooks for ARRA: submitted.
  • Review of Bite Club ARC: read preceding books, reading now, released May, review ASAP, highest priority.
  • Review for Galaxy blog: need to choose a book (maybe Navarro’s Promise?) and check with Mark, on hiatus for Bite Club.
  • Aussie Author Month: reading Genesis, writing Aussie themed Teaser Tuesdays, other things planned, but taking a back burner position for Bite Club. You can find any posts I do using my AAM tag. If you want to be a guest blogger and review an Australian author's work, please comment on this blog or email me at bookbites oz at gmail dot com *blows kiss*
  • Dead-Tossed Waves: review for Book Thingo, started reading, on hiatus for Bite Club.
  • Thyla: review for Book Thingo, TBR pile, Aussie Author Month?
  • Crazy TBR pile: I've not been buying books regularly since August. I’m slowly working my way through the pile, but every time I think I have made a dent in it, somehow there are more! I've decided to stop entering competitions unless I am absolutely in love with the author. I've worked my way through most of the ARRC books. I am working my way through the review copies. I’m not buying new books unless I absolutely need them. I can’t comprehend how I’m not buying books but my TBR pile is increasing. I think my books are having babies while I am at work. Books humping like bunnies! Seriously! There is no other explanation!
  • Bookshelf: I have a dentist appointment tomorrow that will probably take up most of my savings, but I am hoping there is $100 left to buy the bookshelf I want from Officeworks when my parents visit over Easter. I have the problem that for delivery I would need to take a day off work (not happening!) or hire a ute (seems pointless). My friends don’t have cars, and the one that does lives over an hour away. My parents have agreed to take me to Officeworks to purchase it, and I know I can con my daddy to put it together for me. I just hope I have the cash! I've decided it will be for romance and classics, which leaves the big bookshelf for fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and the other two bookshelves for everything else (mysteries, thrillers, horror, science fiction, general fiction, text books, children’s books and dictionaries). Wish me luck! I will probably have to rearrange my room, which I am NOT looking forward to.
  • Supanova costume: I've decided to go as Simi from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series. I can totally see myself as a goth demon, can’t you? My other option was Sara from Witchblade, but it would have taken a lot of effort to make the blades, and, well, she just doesn’t wear much when she is wearing the blades, does she LOL I need to buy a new corset, red contact lenses, make wings and hornays, buy new boots and either resurrect an old skirt, make a new one, or buy a new one. I need to reread the DH books to get the costume right.

Upcoming events:
  • Sir Terry Pratchett at the Sydney Opera House, 17th April
  • Sydney Writers' Festival,16-22nd May
  • Karen Miller at Galaxy, 21st May
  • Supanova at Sydney Olympic Park, 17-19th June


Natalie Mulford said...

Someone sounds awfully busy!! Have fun!

obsidiantears83 said...

Just a bit! LOL I want a holiday! One where I can just sit and read for pleasure.

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