As with everything else, timing

is everything. Getting sick last week kicked my butt. And threw me so far behind that I don’t know that I’ll get caught back up in a reasonable fashion. DH is now getting sick, and he thinks that he may be coming down with what I had. That’s not good at all.

I finished the Dan Simmons Book, The Terror, and it was a good read. I’m still thinking about it, and thinking about how to write it up. It doesn’t really fit into a neat box. And that’s a very good thing.

I’m going to try to get some rest tonight. Y’all take care.

DH is having a tough time right now.

He’s got a pinched nerve in his back and is in a good bit of pain. We spent 3.5 hours at a doc in the box on Saturday. That was not a really fun thing to do on a Saturday. I’m trying to get ready for a job on this upcoming Saturday and the delay from the doc’s visit just pushed back my preparations further. So what else is new, right? At least I got about halfway through Dan Simmons The Terror. I’m enjoying it a great deal. I’m going to have to seek out more accounts of some of the polar expeditions!

picked up books at the library

I stopped by the local library branch yesterday and found that they had the books I had requested the earlier. Now they hadn’t called me to let me know. They hadn’t emailed me to let me know either. I need to check out my patron profile to see if they have an email address and the correct phone number there. There needs to be a better way to find out if the requested books are ready. But I picked up Dan Simmons The Terror. I’m going to be reading the books I planned to read for the RIP II Challenge, even if it happens a lot later than I initially intended.

RIP II challenge update

I may have to change my books for this, or change to reading short stories. Life is not letting me read the way I want to right now. I’ve started re-reading Dracula and it is good. I haven’t read it in at least 10 years, so most of the details are hazy in my memory. Most of my reading time is now right before bed. And I’m burning the candle at both ends, it seems.

I’ve asked the library to reserve some books for me, Jonathan Carrol’s Land of Laughs, Dan Simmons’s the Terror, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, but they’ll get here probably about the time the challenge ends.

So I’ve been looking for some short story collections and will see what I can come up with. I have several stories by Edgar Allen Poe. He’s always good for a creepy story.