It has been far too long since I have typed out the thoughts all jumbled up in my migraine addled brain. Mainly because I have been far too busy reading and writing reviews (and no, that is not a complaint). I know, me not complaining, fancy that!
Most noteworthy, we finally received snow in my small part of the Midwest. I was resigned to a winter of greenish brown and living vicariously through those with snow. Now I have some of my very own. Pictures will be posted Wednesday. I get all giddy when I see snow, I cannot help it.
My family is well for which I am thankful. The teens are teens, thankfully they are excellent sons, pity they have an attitude with me. I assume it is all part of being the mum.
My pampered, spoiled cat, is cold and not at all amused with the snowfall as it means colder temperatures and lack of sun. Interestingly enough she is an indoor cat and one would think the weather outside would not dictate her mood, yet it does.
My reading is going quite well, I am enjoying my new-found niche as a book reviewer. With that said, I feel I have very little connection with other book reviewers, sort of like being picked last in gym class because everyone must play. Do not interpret my words to say anyone has been cruel, just the opposite, book reviewers are kind and passionate about books and ready to help fellow readers and reviewers. Rather, I am a reclusive book reviewer, as well as being a relatively new book reviewer on the blog block and therefore do not know the other reviewers very well. I truly miss connecting with other reviewers. I visit their blogs, and they visit mine, yet I miss the connections and hopefully time will build those connections. Or quite possibly I am over-analyzing the entire situation. I am only working with about 1% of my brain at the moment.
There has been a lot of discussion as of late about eReaders. My thoughts, for what it is worth (which truly is not much). I am neither for nor against them, they simply are not for me. I have a very difficult time reading things online and eReaders pose the same problem. My strokes and continual TIA's do not help. Medical issues aside I am a sensory reader (save taste!) I love books! I cannot imagine not having piles of books, being able to touch them, smell them (yes I am one of those readers who does indeed enjoy the smell of new books), turn the pages, look at the detailed covers, it all delights me.
I sort of got myself derailed as the boys came in after clearing the end of the driveway the snowplow re-blocked. I am certain I had more useless, rambling thoughts to share. The thoughts have a way of looping around, so maybe next time.
Time to go back to reading and enjoying a relaxing day of not doing much at all. My favourite kind of day. May the books keep arriving and the coffee always be strong.