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Monday, February 4, 2008

My promised updates

Here are the updates I promised last week:

Well first of all, I've reviewed Great Expectations and found it enjoyable. I seem to have gotten into a habit of writing my reviews the way I wrote papers in college. I think I need to learn brevity.

Husband and I have new gym memberships at the Y and so far we've 0nly lost our membership cards once in the 2 weeks we've been enrolled. Stupid insurance plan doesn't give us the discount we were counting on, but we finally decided to bite the bullet and enroll anyhow.

You'll have to wait a big more for my review of Smoke and Mirrors, but now that I've written my massive thesis of a review of Great Expectations, I can work on it.

What else am I forgetting? Oh yes, computers. I have a new one at work. Everything is supposed to upgrade and transfer and be so much easier and more streamlined, right? Ha. I've lost all my old emails (again) and I'm struggling with Outlook 2007. The moment where it just about went out the window came shortly before I learned that that "Groups" and now called "Distribution Lists" (HUH????) Still I'm grateful. I really am. I also really love the fact I can't download anything now, my photo printing program won't work, and I am stuck using Internet Explorer 6, not Firefox or at least Internet Explorer 7. Thank you, computer gods!

In happier news, I received my first ever advance review copy yesterday, of Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Reviews to come!


Chris said...

I joined a gym awhile ago too and signed a 2 year contract :/ I was really good for about 6 months and then I was kinda good for another 6 months and now I haven't been back since, but I'm still paying!

Ooh, Smoke and Mirrors! Can't wait to hear your thoughts! Gaiman's one of my favorite authors. I've read everything of his and I've never been disappointed. Loved your review of American Gods by the way. It's one of my favorite books ever!

And don't you just hate Internet Explorer...thank God for Firefox! And thank God for ARC's...they're awesome ;) Nothing better than free books!

Eva said...

My reviews tend to be too long as well, especially if I really love a book! I figure people can skim if they want, lol. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on GE!

I hope you enjoy your new gym and your ARC!

Kim L said...

chris-Luckily at the Y we can cancel it whenever we want. that was my stipulation. Why get into a stupid contract if I'm not sure I'll like the gym, you know?

Glad you liked my review. I'm working on Smoke and Mirrors now. It is pretty good so far!

eva-I do like your reviews though, I always enjoy reading them. They give a lot of insight into the book and I can tell if they are the kind of book I'll like or not.