This post USED to be a kick-ass review of The Ruby in the Smoke, until my computer crashed and I LOST IT ALL.
This is not the first this has happened to me, and it’s why I specifically set up my various word doc programs to auto-save every three minutes. Somehow, my magnificent post slipped through the cracks and disappeared into the ether. LE SIGH.
So now I have to rewrite it somehow UGH. Since I can’t remember anything I wrote five minutes after I write it, it’s like starting from scratch all over again and I HATES IT MY PRECIOUS I HATES IT
Have you ever lost a post before? And how do you get the energy to rewrite it? Usually I just whine for about three days and then I’ve gotten over it enough to just forge ahead. What about you?
What’re you doing tonight?
Last week was the 5th anniversary of this blog! That’s a long time in internet years. I’m practically ancient now! Thanks so much to everyone who stuck with me the entire time AND to everyone who’s just joined me recently! Here’s to another five years, eh?
This here post is a kind of retrospective of some of the things I’ve done in the last 5 years, as well as a future-spective of what I’m planning to do in the future! Basically, the past was awesome, the future WILL be awesome, and though the present is only so-so, I’m not gonna settle for that.
Things that have happened in the five years I’ve been blogging!
I graduated from college, got a job, moved to another state, and finally got a smartphone.
I’ve written 1,533 posts. That’s about 306 posts a year! Holy crap.
I’ve read approx. 1,063 books. That’s about 212 a year! Again, holy crap.
I’ve interviewed two authors: Courtney Eldridge and Frank Portman Continue reading
Lo and behold, I have found a way to keep track of literary events in Southern California that doesn’t require me losing my mind first. Google Calendar + SpotOn = THIS: Continue reading
When the first Paperwhite came out I didn’t much care. Eh, another Kindle, whatever. And THEN I started reading reviews for it, and omg, I want one now.
Basically, it’s like my beloved Kindle Keyboard, only with an amazing screen! The one thing I don’t like about my Kindle is that I can’t read it at night without sticking a light directly on it, and that’s no good really because a weird glare shows up and gives me a headache. So, a) being able to read my Kindle at night on b) an even clearer screen is REALLY EXCITING.
Less exciting: the price. (Not that it’s terrible– I spent $100-something for my Kindle when I bought it 3 years ago, and it still works perfectly.) However! The second version of the Paperwhite just came out, which means the first version should be getting a price drop (and/or people will be selling theirs for cheap on eBay), so maybe I can eventually get a Paperwhite like I’m wishing for, after all.
Not like I NEED it, of course. But I WANT it.
Do you have any unnecessary but desired item on your wishlist?