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Illness and Exhaustion . . .

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. . . have kept me from my blog.

Yes, that’s the truth.  I’ve been extremely tired due to the flu/sinus infection combo that I’ve been fighting, and that’s the main reason why I haven’t written a blog for several days.

The secondary reason is that a long-delayed edit has finally been completed for one of my private customers.  (I have two others in train for a different entity.)  I’ll be reading it over momentarily to catch anything else noteworthy, then will put this particular edit to bed.

Tomorrow, somehow, I plan to write a book review over at Shiny Book Review (SBR).  I have read several books, but the one I am reasonably sure I’m going to review (unless my mind wholly fails me) is Dave Freer’s STEAM MOLE, a YA action-adventure SF story set in an alternate universe with just a hint of romance to spice up the mix.

Next week, my reviews will include Marie Lu’s LEGEND, at least one of K.E. Kimbriel’s three novels, and possibly the GALACTIC CREATURES anthology as well, all providing that my health continues to improve a mite and that I’m able to have enough strength to order my thoughts in a coherent manner.  (Sometimes, writing a book review — writing anything — is a lot tougher than it looks.)  Other books that should be reviewed by the end of the year are Red Tash’s TROLL OR DERBY (another long-delayed review), Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s DRAGON SHIP (I call this the “anti-romance”) and Paul Dillon’s THE MAGIC IN THE RECEIVER — another book that would’ve been reviewed by now if not for my illness gumming up the works.

Plus, there are a few Christmas romances by Sabrina Jeffries and Victoria Alexander that I plan to write a “2-for-1 special” for on the Saturday before the big day, Sherry Thomas’s TEMPTING THE BRIDE (which will be factored in somehow in the next few weeks) and last but not least is Sean Williams’s exhaustively researched and extremely dystopian THE CROOKED LETTER, another long-delayed review.

And I might squeeze another piece of nonfiction in there, too, just to keep everyone on their toes.

Anyway, that’s all for now . . . I need to get back to my editing, or at least make the attempt.  (Whichever.)

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Written by Barb Caffrey

December 8, 2012 at 12:36 am

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