Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Whoah. It's been quiet.

Dear Blog,
You're probably wondering why over the last three or four weeks I vanished from the blogosphere without any proper explanation.
I don't really know myself, to be honest.  I guess I'm actually busier during the summer than I am during term-time, and I've been too busy writing/holidaying/et cetera to sit down for a vaguely long period of time to write a book review.

Here are some reasons for my absence:

  1. I've been reading hardly anything lately.  It took me about three weeks to read The Fountainhead, and I've been reading pretty slowly since.  The books I have read haven't really been the sort of things that I review here, so I haven't had an awful lot to talk about.
  2. I'm starting college in a couple of weeks, so it's been kind of chaotic to prepare for all that. I haven't been to school since I was eight, so  imagine I might not be blogging awfully regularly over the next few weeks while I adjust to my schedule and everything. 
  3. I was on a residential orchestra course for a week, and although it was awesome it meant that I was starved of internet for 168 hours. (Actually, that doesn't sound like very many...but it was, believe me.
  4. Since the start of the summer I've been working on a novella.  I'd really love to have the first draft done by the end of the year, before NaNoWriMo if I can, so I've spent quite a lot of time working on that.
So, we'll see how it goes.   Over and out.