Here I am! Don't ask. I've been sick and then away, but I'm better and back now.
I've barely been reading. I got through 4 novels and have read half of a bunch of others, but nothing could keep my interest for very long. Nothing I read in its entirety has even impressed me that much with the exception of The Fellowship of the Ring, which managed to surprise me. I'd tried reading that three times in my life previously, and each time I got bored and fizzled out. This time, I couldn't put it down. Now I'm midway through The Two Towers and loving it as well.
So since I've been so ambivalent about most of what I've read, I'm not going to talk about any of it or play any catch-up at all. Books you will not get to hear about include The Stranger by Camus, Rusalka by C. J. Cherryh, and especially The Human Stain by Philip Roth because it turns out I have no patience for that author.
Oh, I just remembered I read Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden. That was quite good, so maybe I'll do a thing on that.
Ok bye! Pretend I never left and it'll be like I never left!