I've been so busy with other things and so tired lately, I've been suffering from a bit of blogger burnout this week. As a result, I haven't been posting on my own blog as often as usual, even though thanks to the read-a-thon, I'm very behind in reviews. Plus my Google Reader is so stuffed full, and overwhelming, but I just can't seem to face it. I haven't even been reading much the last couple of days.
Some of it is 'good' busy though. It's Golden Week in Japan right now so we have a few days off work and on Friday we took a day trip out of Tokyo, during which I got a sunburn but also got to see some beautiful wisteria. I haven't gone through the photos yet but hopefully there are a few good ones to share. Today we were again away from home for most of the day, checking out a few possible areas to live as we may be moving to another part of Tokyo soon, and I am so ready for bed, but I thought I'd write a quick Salon post first on what I've been reading.
Earlier in the week I was in the mood for a mystery so I read Still Life by Louise Penny, the first in her Inspector Gamache series. It was a lot of fun and I'm thrilled to learn that the Chief Inspector will be returning to the village of Three Pines in later books. I'm very much looking forward to catching up with some of those characters again at some point.
Now I've started, but haven't got too far in yet due to my limited reading these last few days, The Museum Guard by Howard Norman. I'm just getting to know the main characters but it's set in a small museum in Nova Scotia and has me curious to read more. Thanks again to Sandra for passing this one on to me.
Speaking of thanks, I'd also like to say how grateful I am to Kathrin (Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic) and Book Bird Dog for giving me the One Lovely Blog Award. I don't really feel like I've earned it since I haven't been a very good blogger lately, but it means a lot to me that you're still reading and enjoying my blog, and I still hold out hope that one of these days I'll catch up. I'm not going to pass this on to anyone else specifically, but as always thank you to all my regular visitors and commenters. You're the best, and knowing you've stopped by always makes my day!
I hope you're having a nice weekend, and reading something good!
Week in review:
'Mouse Guard: Fall 1152' by David Petersen (review)
'Emma, vol. 8' by Kaoru Mori (review)