Saturday, June 14, 2014

I'm Back!

Gasp! It's Alive!

Yes, yes, I'm back--please, hold your applause. Hard for me to believe, but it's been nearly two years since I last posted an entry to this blog. Please accept my apologies for abandoning you. Working full time, reading for pleasure, updating this blog, and attending college online to finish my Bachelor's degree (among other things) was too much. Something had to give, and that something was this blog, along with greatly reducing my recreational reading, so I could focus on school, work, and other somewhat more important things. I won't go into detail, but trust me, they were important.

As much as I enjoy reading and blogging, school was more important. If I'd have been happy with any old passing grade, I would have kept up the reading and blogging. However, at the time I gave up the reading/blogging, I was holding on to an "A" average and I wanted to keep that going. This became more important as I was invited to join both Alpha Sigma Lambda and Golden Key International Honor Societies, both for students with 3.75 GPAs or better. So I had extra pressure to maintain that "A" average. I am happy to report that I achieved that goal! I'm officially a graduate, with commencement exercises to occur next month in Baltimore. Can't wait!

Now that the pressure is off (for a while, at least),I can relax and pursue more pleasurable...pursuits. That includes reading and this blog.

In conjunction with that decision, I've joined the Summer Reading Competition on Facebook. Click here if you're interested. Click fast, because it starts June 15! Every book I read in the competition will be reviewed here.

As usual, I'll be reading and/or rereading some old books, as well as new stuff I've found. If you don't like the old stuff, sorry, but this is my blog, I read what I like, and I don't take requests (for now....maybe if you ask nicely, hmmm?).

Right now, I'm currently listening to The Golden Chance by Jayne Ann Krentz (an old re-read) and The Hollow City by Dan Wells. Kevin Hearne's latest in the Iron Druid series, Shattered comes out on Tuesday and I'll start listening to it about three seconds after I finish The Golden Chance. And just for fun--since I now have some "fun" time--I may go ahead and write reviews for some of the books I've read recently that I really liked. Tune in and find out!