We’re All Sick and/or Tired

Hello everyone.  I haven’t been very prolific in my blogging or my commenting this month because ever since Thanksgiving one or more of us have been sick.  Danny has been sick since Thanksgiving.  Allison has had a cold/congestion last week that kept Danny and I up a couple of hours a night for a few nights until we discovered that nasal spray helped her.  Then, I was off on Friday with Emma.  She had a temperature of 104, keeping us up a good part of the night Friday/Saturday.  Needless to say, I’m a bit exhausted and haven’t had much energy.  What time I do have I need to put into finishing my Christmas cards.  I make them by hand and I’m really under the gun to get them out by Wednesday.  Normally I have them out the first week of December…

I am currently reading The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer.  I’m enjoying it, but it’s not as compelling as The Reluctant Widow (although, it’s becoming more compelling as of what I read during my lunch break).  I was also able to finish The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones (I absolutely loved) and My Husband’s Sweethearts (enjoyable).  I’m hoping to have those reviews between now and Wednesday if I can.

I am feeling a whole lot better about my near fatal ARC pile up now that I’ve finished over half of those that I promised.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and it feels good.  I’ve been peaking at what is ahead and I’m really excited.  The Triumph of Deborah is up next, followed by Tomato Girl.  Both of those novels read very well over the first few pages.

I recently found out about a fun Book Club application for Facebook.  I don’t know if any of you have Facebook accounts or not, but you might be interested in it, too.  I’ve been using it some over the weekend and enjoy it.  It allows users to create their own book clubs and I like how that is set up.  I think this might work a whole lot better than what we used for Immortal.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  I’m planning on starting a Historical Fiction book club.  I’ll post an update.  If anyone would like to add me as a friend on Facebook, my email address for that is speedhaven (at) gmail (dot) com.

As much as I love the holidays, I’m looking forward to the New Year and getting back into my blog and yours!


  • At 2008.12.15 18:00, Alyce said:

    I’m reading the Conqueror too, and finding it slow going.

    • At 2008.12.15 18:11, Ti said:

      Hey there. I have not played with that Book Club feature but I will, and I am getting ready to send a friend request to you right now.

      Oh, and I am sorry about your family not being well. I sure hope everyone feels better soon.

      I haven’t made my handmade cards yet either. Sigh.

      • At 2008.12.15 19:01, bermudaonion said:

        Sorry to hear you’ve all been under the weather. I hope your whole family’s well soon.

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        • At 2008.12.15 19:20, Amy said:

          Hang in there with The Conqueror – it gets better I promise! I’m just getting over a stomach bug, so I can relate. Glad everyone is starting to feel better!

          • At 2008.12.15 19:29, Chris@bookarama said:

            Hope you all feel better soon. Someone in my house was sick all of November (including me). I’m fighting off an ear infection. I always seem to be sniffling in Christmas videos.

            I love Christmas too but it gets crazy!

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            • At 2008.12.15 20:57, bookworm said:

              Hope you are all feeling better…’tis the flu season.

              I enjoyed The Reluctant Widow too 🙂

              • At 2008.12.15 23:32, donstuff said:

                I hope you all get well soon!

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                • At 2008.12.16 00:43, Marcia said:

                  Get well so you can enjoy the holiday season. Count me in the for the Historical fiction book club. I’ve never played around with FB but guess this gives me an excuse to go exploring.

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                  • At 2008.12.16 04:07, veens said:

                    Sorry to hear about the flu season at your place 🙂 Hope y’all get better soon 🙂

                    And YES i love the holiday season too 🙂 🙂

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                    • At 2008.12.16 11:32, Andi said:

                      I feel your pain. I’ve been fighting off a recurrent cold type thing for weeks now. Ever since my birthday in early November, actually. Good luck to all of you in shaking it off!

                      • At 2008.12.16 12:18, Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit) said:

                        I hope you all feel better in time for Christmas. Get plenty of rest!

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                        • At 2008.12.16 20:27, Darlene said:

                          Sorry you’re all sick. I hope you all feel better really soon.

                          I tried to find the Book Club thing on Facebook but couldn’t seem to get too far. I did however send you a friend request. I think a historical fiction club would be great.

                          I have Conqueror to read too but I don’t think it will be till the new year now.

                          Take care and feel better…

                          (Required, will not be published)

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