Friday, August 29, 2014
Status Update: Lemon Drop And The Case Of Too Many Books
Oh look! Here's a recent photo of Lemon Drop!
Suitably distracted by the cuteness? OK, good. Mission accomplished.
This photo was taken post-RWA when I made a quick weekend jaunt to Casa de Lemon Drop (oh, and Lil' Sis) to help them out with some projects. Lemon Drop decided she wanted to see how the world looked through Auntie Wendy's glasses.
The answer is: blurry. Very, very blurry. Auntie Wendy is darn near blind without prescription help.
So what's been going on to keep me away from blogging? Mostly Real Life stuff. Nothing "bad" - just been really busy. And on top of the Real Life busy-ness, I'm in the throes of Contest Reading.
Yep, I'm doing contest judging again. Which means getting nine books read before the end of September. The good news is that I'm making progress. I started book #6 today. The bad news? Well, anyone who has judged writing contests will surely know. So far the books have ranged from Unreadable (In My Opinion) to This Is OK to OMGWTFBBQ Plot Is This?! But Hey, The Author Can Write So This Is Readable Even If It Is OMGWTFBBQ Plot.
It's reminding me a lot of how I judged this same contest last year. There were several books that made me Wendy Mad Wendy Smash angry - but down the stretch I found some Very Good Reads. And the books I still have to go through do look very promising. So there is hope.
I'm also painfully, dreadfully behind on review books. And I'm checking out books via work that I've stumbled across that sound really good. Because, you know, I need more to read. Blessedly it's a holiday weekend here in the States and my Tigers are slowly falling off the cliff. So maybe I won't spend the whole weekend watching baseball after all and actually get some reading done.
There's hope anyway.
So, what's everybody up to this weekend? And are you reading anything good? Because, you know, I need more to read.....