Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bad Blogger me

Well, I haven't really been a good blogger for a long time. I have not been visiting and commenting as much as I want to. I haven't been blogging much. My Twitter account is still disabled because I am apparently a spammer (just mailed them again today). I am not overly busy at work and I am not in a reading slump at all.
I guess I have been in more of a blogging slump. I really want to blog at least twice a week, if not more, about books or book-related stuff, but recently I have just felt so non-inspired. Am I the only one feeling like that from time to time?
Anyway, I have been spending fortunes on books the past months, and have also been posting about that from time to time. Since last time I know that I have at least gotten a handful of new books. I am most excited about Catching Fire/Hunger Games 2, which I got this Friday. It is only because I am keeping myself on a very tight leash, that I haven't devoured it yet. I want to finish Tyskerungen (The German Kid) by Swedish author Camilla Läckberg and Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse # 2) before I read Catching Fire. Any of you read it yet?
I also bought Fractured by Karin Slaughter, which is # 2 in her Atlanta cops-series. I recently read genesis (see below) which mixed her Grant County and Atlanta-series. I also found Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer for a bargain price on eBay, and picked that one up from the posthouse today. It was recommended by a fellow blogger, and I am SO SORRY I cannot recall who. But I look very much forward to read it.
I have two new Inspector Banks mysteries by Peter Robinson waiting (Cold is the Grave and Aftermath), and then I also found Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West sitting on a shelf, and that title sounded promising, so I bought it.
I am going to spend the next couple of days catching up on my favorite blogs, voting for the BBAWs and checking what I have missed out on. Probably a lot, knowing how active bloggers you all are ;-)


Jacqueline C. said...

Welcome back! We all need to take a break sometime. Looking forward to your reviews!

avisannschild said...

Louise, I hear you! I've been blogging sporadically but haven't posted a single review in over a month. I think I mostly just feel overwhelmed by the huge piles of books I've read but not reviewed. I'm definitely feeling like I'm in a blogging slump too. Hopefully, BBAW will shake me out of it!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Don't be so hard on yourself - this is supposed to be fun!

I've heard nothing but wonderful about CATCHING FIRE. I don't have it yet (and haven't read HUNGER GAMES), so it will be a while before I can discuss that one with you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise! Breaks are good...otherwise you burn out! And I'm reading Catching Fire right now. But only on the treadmill, since like you, I'm trying not to rush through it.

serendipity_viv said...

It might have been me, raving about Life As We Know It as I reviewed it the other week and loved it. I have just been told there is to be a third book bringing the two main characters from the two books together.

I have just this minute picked up Catching Fire to read. I am so excited.

Beth F said...

I just got my copy of Catching Fire two days ago. I want to finish up my current books before turning to it, so maybe I'll read it next week.

There is nothing wrong with taking a step back from your blog. But I'm glad you're back! Like Dawn said: This is supposed to be fun.