Back In (Blogging) Business

Yep, I've been a lazy blogger. Summer activities with my girl have taken up most of my time. Even my reading is suffering. I've been reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese and although it's really good, it's taking me forever to read it. I did manage to read Why Evolution Is True by Jerry Coyne and I'll have that review up soon. In the meantime, I have some blogging business to which I must attend.

First, some great folks have given me blogging awards. Jules and Michael gave me

I'm supposed to list 7 of my favorite things:

1. My girl's funny antics
2. The hubs
3. Coffee
4. Chocolate
5. A really good book
6. A day when I can sleep in
7. A soft kitten

TexasRed,I'm ashamed to say, gave me The Literary Blogger Award back in June. Sheez, talk about lazy! I need to get faster at acknowledging these awards. On a side note, I need a cartoon version of myself the way that TexasRed does.

The Literary Blogger Award acknowledges bloggers who energize & inspire reading by going the extra mile. These amazing bloggers make reading fun & enhance the delight of reading!

Thanks guys! You guys are awesome to think of my blog for these awards.

So we've established that I'm lazy so I'm just going to pass these awards onto anyone who is reading this post today because I appreciate anyone who still reads my blog- especially over the summer! My blog stats are below sea level.

Secondly, I joined The 3rd Canadian Books Challenge but neglected to post my book list. I'm taking a relaxed approach this year and leaving lots of room for additions and changes.

1. The Year of the Flood
2. Generation A
3. If You Live Like Me
4. Not Wanted On the Voyage
5. Travels With Farley
6-13. Unknown

I just had a look at my bookshelves and it makes me sad to see all the books I want to read. I need to clone myself or at least get a housekeeper.

Now I must read. Later people!


  1. Congratulations on the awards! I have so much trouble getting much reading done during the summer, and my kids are older! You wouldn't think I needed to spend too much time with them, but hey, they're around during the day for a change, and I really like hanging out with the reading falls waaaay off. Schools starts soon here, so maybe I'll get caught up then.

  2. I think we're all suffering the blogging and reading doldrums-- but I hear it's brought on by sun and good times, so it's not without good reason.

  3. This Sunday Salon had everyone singing the same song: I haven't read anything this summer!

    Don't feel alone.

  4. Kelly- Thanks! I get "I'm bored!" a lot.

    John- I occasionally see the sun.

    Deb- It's the lost summer.

  5. Congratulations on your awards and good luck with the challenge!

  6. congrats on the awards and have a great summer


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