March update

Holy cow, how did two months get away from me that quickly?!?

I’ve still been reviewing, albeit a little slowly, and doing somewhat regular posting of other things.  I thought I’d toss up a post here to link to those reviews, in case you missed anything.  Life is still pretty busy with work and chores and all the minutiae of life, but we also got two new kittens last month!  Their names are Gus and Meg, and they’re little sweethearts.  They also eat up a lot of time and attention, being so darn cute.

Anyway, here is the list of reviews that I’ve done since last time:

The Living by Matt de la Pena

Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Carriger

No True Way edited by Mercedes Lackey

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne

City of Savages by Lee Kelly

Burning Nation by Trent Reedy

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

I’ll try to get back in the habit of posting weekly updates, but for now, enjoy the reviews and check out the blog to see what else I’m writing about!

January update

Spring OwlcatHello, all!  I’m still kind of arranging Life to fit in everything that is going on, but it’s slowly getting better.  And as a result, I’m slowly getting some reviews done.  Here’s a list of what has been posted since the last update:

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

Willful Child by Steven Erikson

Rise of the Spider Goddess by Jim C. Hines

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Catching up with the updates…

Spring OwlcatI’ve only been putting up reviews lately, but that will hopefully change in the near future, and I’ll get back to doing other types of posts as well.  For now, though, here’s a list of the recent reviews:

The long silence is (hopefully) over…

Spring OwlcatHi everyone.  Sorry to have been gone for a while.  Life got… overwhelming.

I’m not a person who adjusts to change well.  I don’t have a problem with change, per se, but it takes me longer than most people to settle into new routines.  And the past few months has seen much of my life upended and shaken around.

My job has become much more intense.  I’m taking on new duties, and the job itself is becoming more complicated, so I spent most of August and September dealing with that.

In October, my beloved cat Gryphon passed away in my arms.  She was 19 years old.  I now find myself without an animal companion for the first time in almost three decades.  I’m not ready to adopt a new feline companion yet, as Gryphon’s loss hurts too much still.

Last week I went on my first business trip, down to Southern California.  It was fun and I learned a lot, but I almost never travel alone, so that was extremely stressful for me.

During all of this, I was realizing that I’ve been reviewing for almost 14 years now with almost no breaks.  I took a couple of weeks in 2007 when I got married, and then I took a couple of weeks in 2012 after having surgery, but that’s about it.  I realized I was getting burned out and needed to step back.  I’m probably going to be making some changes to how I review and what I review, but I will still be blogging.  I just need a bit of time to sort things through.

In the meantime, I appear to be writing again, albeit in a limited fashion, which is good.  My thanks to all of you for sticking around while I got my head on straight.  :)

End of the week wrap-up

Spring OwlcatThis week on the Purrfect Prose blog:

There was also one new review:

End of the week wrap-up

Spring OwlcatThis week on the Purrfect Prose blog:

There were also two new reviews:

End of the week wrap-up

Spring OwlcatThis week on the Purrfect Prose blog:

There were also two new reviews:

End of the week wrap-up

Spring OwlcatThis week on the Purrfect Prose blog:

There was also one new review:

End of the week wrap-up

Spring OwlcatWell, I had one of those long weeks that is best forgotten, and it kept me from writing as much as I usually do.  Here’s what I was able to get up on the Purrfect Prose blog this past week:

There was also one review: