How slack have I been? No posts in like forever.
Well... I've been very busy.
I've been hosting signings with Fiona McIntosh, Jennifer Fallon, Kristin Cashore and having coffee with Robin Hobb... haha, I'm such a name dropper ;)
Not mention hanging out at the Aurealis Awards!
We have also moved the store back into the mother-ship. This has been a trial all on its own - and it is on going.
But what have I been reading you ask? As well you might I suppose. I've not been reading much of anything that has truly grabbed me (although I have been reading). I have discovered in the course of my frustration over the lack of books to gush about that I am a reader of epic fantasy, I don't read simply for the sake of story.
Epic fantasy is what I like, it's what I love, and I get bored (not always) and very critical of work that doesn't fit that mold - which is completely unfair on the book and author. So rather than be scathing about those books I will simply put them aside as 'not for me'.
I've also been working on the second draft of my own epic - not as much as I'd like unfortunately. Don't you hate how life gets in the way of things? I would dearly love to be the type of author who can lose themselves in writing, who can find solace in their work. Unfortunately I am not that type of writer at all.
While I love having written the act of writing is very much work and not at all a comfort when I am experiencing emotional distress. Woe is me.
To distract myself I have been engaging in 'comfort reading' - which involves re-reading The Song of Ice and Fire by GRRM - and in playing WoW.
Any other WoW players out there? An old guild mate and I have relaunched our old guild STORM - we were once raiders and while Av is still raiding I am not. STORM this time around is going to be a social guild and a refuge (for me) from my own preoccupation with 'things'.
We are a very small guild at present, but if any of you readers out there play Alliance, or want to roll it on the Khaz'goroth US server you are very welcome to come join us *g*
You can check out the guild website here.
Yes I will get back to book reviewing (and writing news) soon. I promise- in the meantime I am sure I have more old fav reviews in the 'archives' I can dig out for you.
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