Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Missing deadlines...

I'm not going to make either of my challenges this month. I'm bummed. And in fact, looking back, I realize I only did one review all month, and it was the buddy review of Hot Pursuit on Sept 2. Holy cow!

I read several categories this month, just no oomph or time to review them. Sorry, KMont!

And Nath - I didn't reread anything this month. My bad!

Excuse time? Well, we had a really big web build that I was testing for 2 weeks of this month. I was working 11 hours a day, 2 weeks straight. Then... the Jewish holidays. Then a rocking get-together with the SoCal Bloggers (w00t!). Then... my oldest tweaked his back during football and we spent last night in the ER when (wait for it) I could have been home writing reviews. (Yeah, that's it. Blame it on the gimpinator!). The ER doc thinks he might have herniated a disc or have sciatica. Geez! We'll go to his own doctor tomorrow to find out, and then likely on to a sports med guy after that.

Sigh. Why didn't he listen when I told him that nice Jewish boys don't play football?

Anyway, bottom line is that I haven't been reviewing, or even reading much. I have been buying, though. (Bad, bad Lori). I buy when I feel stressed - what can I say? Here's what I've gotten in the last week or so...

Now I just need to read them!! What have you all been reading? Help me out!


  1. Oh man - I'm sorry to hear he hurt his back. I hope your doc has better news for you today.

    And I hope you get to reading your new loot--Wow! Looking forward to THAT drive-by. :-)

    Hmmmm, what am I reading...I veered off my TBR list (I think) and picked up a highlander book by Hannah Howell.'s "expected"--much like the historical westerns you and I were just chatting about--but a happy, content expected, enough to keep me reading this time. Know what I mean?

    Also almost finished with Lauren Dane's Relentless. Yes! I'm finally reading a Dane title, LOL. Liking it too.

    Hang in there--you should have more reading time somewhere after marrying them off but before grandchildren arrive. Right? This is what I tell myself.

  2. I need to get my hands on the Kathryn Smith, and probably the Carla Cassidy as well.

    I'm currently working on Dark Country by Bronwyn Parry, a published-in-Australia romantic suspense. Really good so far....I just haven't had the time to devote to reading. I hope to plow through it this weekend.

    Sorry to hear about Jeff's back! That sucks!

  3. I've been wondering where you were!

    Sorry to hear about Jeff ^_^; Ouch, I hope he gets better soon!! Ouch ^_^;

    Don't worry about the Re-read challenge. Like I told in my post, it's just for fun. So if you don't make it, no biggie :)

    At least, you made it to the SoCalBloggers, so that's great :D

    and LOL, great shopping spree, Lori :D I know what you mean, buying books just relax us, right?

  4. 11 hour days, holidays, get together and the ER. Give up sleeping - there's your reading time. LOL

    And I'm knocking on wood all over the place - haven't taken a kid to the ER in a while. Hope yours is doing better. :)

    I've got Kleypas on the TBR pile and I've read some very good reviews for Tessa Dare.

    The 2 best reads for me lately were The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) and On the Edge (Ilona Andrews).

    Hope you have a peaceful weekend. :)


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