Yeah, let's go with that one. It sounds about right. Heh.
Actually, what it probably comes down too is being spread a little thin in Real Life. Lots to read, lots of tears to shed at work (our (so far) proposed materials budget for next fiscal year = not good) and I really need to hammer out the details of my presentation for the upcoming Librarians Day at RWA this summer (oh, and meet with Tessa about that. She probably needs to be in the loop since we're on the panel together. Oy!)
So, in lieu, of me having anything interesting to say, I thought I'd
- Author HelenKay Dimon asks if you (the reader) would like her to post sensuality ratings for her books on her web site. My gut feeling is that "casual" readers would like them, but for diehards like myself - chances are we already "know" what type of sensuality we're going to get when we pick up a Brava vs. a Harlequin Intrigue. Or maybe only I know that because I'm a freak and it's my "job" to know that.
- Author Susan Wiggs posted that the reprint edition of The Hostage
hits bookstores todayand she ::gasp:: highlights the review I did for TRR way back in the day. Dang, I used to write really good reviews. I'm not sure what happened.... ETA: Actually the author jumped the gun, and so did I. Heh. Laydown date is actually June 29. Der.
- SarahT has afterglow thanks to her shiny, new e-reader, and asks other readers if their book buying habits have changed since "going digital."
- Scandalous true confession! KristieJ doesn't like booksignings! I say we show up at her house brandishing pitchforks and torches. Mwahahahahaha!
- Author Lynne Connolly gets her Ranty McRant on over at TGTBTU about Harlequin Presents heroines who wear "designer" clothes.
- Amy had a really crap day yesterday, blogs about it, and also declares that reading the latest Virginia Henley book is like "finding an old friend." Hey, haven't we all been there? We pick up a book by an author we used to lurve back in the day, and rediscover them all over again. Sheer bliss.
- And finally, courtesy of Meghan, a YouTube clip of Betty White, who will be playing a librarian (!) on the ABC show, The Middle. Like Meghan mentioned, I'm not sure how many librarians still use circulation cards, but this is Betty White. Betty is so bad-ass that if she still wants to use cards, who are we to argue?
In other news, I drove in to work this morning only to hear my rear car brakes squeaking (ugh, I'm no mechanic, but even I know that ain't good). I'm taking it to the shop tomorrow and hopefully it won't cause my credit card to weep for mercy. Also, while I just had quite a bit of time away from work thanks to the Super Librarian Parental Units visiting, My Man is in desperate need of a break. So, we're both taking some extended time off to take advantage of Memorial Day weekend. We're sticking close to home, and have high hopes that by the time Monday rolls around we'll both still be alive. Ahhhh, togetherness....