Dear Readers: I Suck

Hey ya’ll. So as some of you may have noticed, the past two months have been CRAZY for me – I was working 60-70 hours a week, started a 2nd job, got sick for about a week, etc. I am so, so sorry for the lack of posting on this here blog, the lack of reviews, and also for my lack of blog-reading and commenting. There are times at work when I have some spare time to go online and catch up on my Google Reader, but I try not to do it often because I don’t want work to block my access to blog-related stuff. So again, I’m so so sorry and thank you SO MUCH for putting up with my madness.
On a happier note – my work schedule at my main job has gone back to normal, which means I’m back to my 36-48 weeks with more days off. YAY! I’m still working part time at Lane Bryant, which is usually only 4 to 8 hours a week and shouldn’t be too much of a hinderance in all things reading and blog-related. I’m really looking forward to getting up in the morning, making coffee, and reading blogs before I go start my day. It’s my favorite way to start my days off.
Now, for those of you that voted in October’s poll – as you can see, it’s the last day of October and I still haven’t posted my review for Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. That’s because I’m still reading it. I swore to myself that I was going to get it done early in the month, but I’m a giant procrastinator and kept putting it off because I haven’t been in the mood for a 1000 page book. I kept telling myself to save it for the readathons – which I did, but then proceeded to read other, shorter books to make me feel like I accomplished more. However I have started JS & Mr. N, and so far I’m enjoying it. It’s like Austen or some other old-timey author decided to write some quirky historical fantasy set in old England. Also, I’m reading it via audiobook and paperback so that I can read it as often as possible and hopefully I’ll be posting the review for you by the end of the week. I feel really bad that I haven’t gotten it read and reviewed for you guys yet, but I promise it’ll happen.
As my thank-you to you guys for being such awesome readers and for being so nice to me while I’ve been all hectic, I’m giving away a copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door.

To enter, just leave me a comment with a way to get in touch with you – preferably either via Twitter or email. Giveaway ends Friday the 4th. The winner will be chosen most likely by, and I’ll contact the winner for the mailing address.
Again, thanks for being so awesome, and I’ll try to get JS & Mr. N read ASAP. You guys are the best!!!!




  1. 60-70 hour work weeks is crazy. Glad to hear you’re going down to a more manageable number! And totally understandable that it’s taking awhile to get through Strange & Norrell. It’s good but just so long. How is the audio version of it?


    1. The audio is pretty enjoyable, although I don’t listen to audio often so I don’t have a very good background for comparison. I just hate that it’s like 26 cd’s… so I can pretty much only listen to it if I’m sitting in front of the computer. I’m not putting a ton of cd’s on my MP3 player, lol.


      1. I’ve had that crazy-amount-of-CDs problem with the HP series (although that’s 7 books, so I guess it makes sense). I’ve been putting a few discs at a time on my iPod, then taking them off once I listen to them. The one downside to having the books on my iPod is when it’s on shuffle I’ll randomly get an HP chapter.


  2. Sarah, you do not suck! Especially with this giveaway! Glad to hear life is slowing down a little bit. You can get a hold of me at lorrenrichelle AT gmail DOT com if I win 😀


  3. You do not suck!! With how crazy your work-hours have been it’s even surprising you got any blogging and reading done! Glad it’s all getting back to normal!
    And Austeny sounds really promising for Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
    And thank you very much for the giveaway 🙂 Lola… *sigh*


  4. Here I came by just to visit and find a giveaway – woohoo! 🙂 I thought the title of this post was perfect for Halloween, that’s not to say that I agree with it though. Everyone has those times when life gets crazy, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
    akreese at hotmail dot com


  5. No need to enter me for the giveaway, I just want to say don’t be so hard on yourself, you don’t suck! I admire you for managing such crazy 60-70 hours a week and blogging and everything else. I’m happy for you that you are back on normal hours.


  6. Glad things are easing up for you lately. I hear you about not having time to post and read, I have been slacking lately myself because of vacation and am now trying to catch up! I really loved Anna and the French Kiss, so am really looking forward to Lola, thanks for having such a great giveaway!


  7. See now I feel better for being AWOL so much of the time the past few months! I feel your pain with the 60 hour work weeks – my house is a shambles and I hardly get to read, let alone blog. Glad to hear things are getting back to “normal” for you!


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