Not Reading - Tiny Rant (2) and Giveaway (US ends 3/17)

So it's not often that I find myself not-reading. I almost always am reading except when I'm too busy writing/listening/typing... I can't process words incoming and outgoing at the same time. It's just too confusing! No reading makes me pretty crabby.

The last couple of weeks, in all of my spare time I have been designing websites, which was... a lot of hours. Really a lot. I'm torn between sleeping (I've been averaging two hours a night) and prying my eyes awake to get through another 30 pages of print, a battle I have lost more often than I have won. Ah well! It's not a total loss, and the things I have been doing other than reading have been fullfilling too. 

Tonight, for example, I'm staying up late to edit the podcast I recorded with Kevin Emerson. (It'll go live on Saturday morning for the Fellowship for Alien Detection Blog Tour! Some of the tour stops are already open, so check them out if you love road trips, aliens, and middle grade books!

In the mornings I've been listening to this year's Printz award winner, In Darkness by Nick Lake, which is a great, well-written book but very ummmm... dark? (Sorry, I'm very tired obviously.) It's a grim tale of a boy growing up as a gangster in Haiti, with his story linked to that of rebel leader Toussaint Louverture. It's just as well my commute is only 40 minutes long or I'd probably be a crying, sloppy mess from all the emotion in this book. And I know it's a form of "reading" or rather, being read to, but it's not quite the same as sticking your nose in a book.


Instead of reading Siege & Storm as I SO want to do, I have been working on and Click through to check them out! Especially Miss Tammy Blackwell's site, because she's the author of the paranormal YA Timber Wolves series, and Victoria Faye just made her some super-cool swag!


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