Sorry, I know that I’ve been a little AWOL lately. An international move will do that to you. I’m finally starting to settle here, though. My family and I left the UK on September 1st. (Yea, that’s three days BEFORE my Msc dissertation was due…no stress.) We endured a hellish 20 hours of travel, two connections, three airports, whinny kids, and just plain exhaustions…but we made it onto US soil at last. We’ve bought a car, a house, and I’m currently working on finding all the household accouterments (and hopefully not bankrupting us in the process).
We came back with four suitcases to our name. It’s really expensive to ship things internationally, so unless there is some sentimentality attached to an item it gets bought anew. Some of those sentimental things, including my books, will follow at some point in the near future and I can’t wait. Amazingly, shopping isn’t anywhere near as much fun when it’s out of necessity.
My reading time has been whittled down to almost nothing and I don’t even have a desk to write on at the moment; though I recently saw an amazing cherry one that I would love to buy if it just didn’t cost $2800.00. My literary life has gone into a coma and I’m a little devastated by that. I’m hoping to change the situation soon. I still have reviews due and the sequel to The Weeping Empress is lurking in the back of my mind, waiting to be attended to.
I just wanted to let everyone know I was still alive and kicking, even if I’m not online as often as normal. Miss you all.