Sleepy!

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Family, Geekery, Health, Reading | Posted on 13-08-2008

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I did­n’t sleep very well last night, although I man­aged to stay up all day yes­ter­day (unusu­al late­ly). Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I end­ed up sleep­ing most of the day, today, and I’m still sleepy! So I hope I can sleep well again, tonight.

I have a fever, too, so appar­ent­ly push­ing myself to not nap was a bad idea. Doc­tor’s orders are still to lay down 15 min­utes of every hour, which makes it dif­fi­cult to get much done at a time. Oh well. It’s bet­ter than a fever.

The girl got home safe­ly, but did­n’t go out with her friends tonight as planned due to a threat­en­ing migraine. They did­n’t real­ly see much of the mete­or show­er, because the skies were too cloudy, but they did have fun.

I fin­ished read­ing the sec­ond of Kat Richard­son’s Grey­walk­er books today, Pol­ter­geist. Very good stuff, and a nice change from some of the too-com­mon urban fan­ta­sy themes. The library is hold­ing Under­ground for me, which I hope to pick up tomor­row.

The mail brought an O’Reil­ly JavaScript book to review for TCM, so I’ll be work­ing on that dur­ing my more coher­ent wak­ing hours for a bit.

Glad I Stopped Reading!

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging, Reading | Posted on 11-08-2008

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Love Bites gives a syn­op­sis of the first three all four Twi­light books.

Edit: Katie informed me that the above actu­al­ly men­tions events in book four, which caused me to acci­den­tal­ly give her a spoil­er. Whoops!

It’s a real­ly, real­ly good thing I stopped read­ing after book two. I’m absolute­ly dis­gust­ed!

Hap­pi­ly, the book I’m read­ing to review for TCM is quite good. I’m a wee bit dis­tract­ed by the author’s Very Sil­ly Name–I don’t know if it’s a pen name or if she had cru­el par­ents. It does­n’t change the fact that the book is enjoy­able.

Vampyres of Hollywood Review is Up

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Book Reviews, Reading | Posted on 27-07-2008

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The review is more detailed than what I post­ed here.

TCM is pret­ty cool, if you’re will­ing to read new books by unproven authors and review them. Hope, you’d prob­a­bly do real­ly well with it–lots of them are eBooks, which I have trou­ble with read­ing on a screen. They have sep­a­rate mail­ing lists to find review­ers for “adult” and “gen­er­al” pub­li­ca­tions, as well as sep­a­rate lists for the reviews them­selves. If you’re will­ing to review adult mate­r­i­al, I’ve got­ten the feel­ing that they have a dif­fi­cult time find­ing enough peo­ple for that side.

This is the first book I’ve actu­al­ly reviewed for them. I start­ed to review an adult nov­el, but could­n’t get past the first few pages for all the mechan­i­cal errors. They had no prob­lem with it, no fuss­es.

I think many of the review­ers are authors, because if you’re a review­er, you can get your own work reviewed and fea­tured, free.