I'm sorry I haven't written anything for so long.I'm sure you struggled on without me, though. To say that the start of 2011 was rough would be that wild understatement we're always hearing about. To say that this has been one of, if not the worst, four month stretch of my life, would be more accurate. Things might be getting better, though--I'll keep it at "might" instead of "are" because one of the many things I've learned during this period of stormy seas is that whenever you think you've hit bottom, there's always deeper to go.
I did manage to read some books worth noting (the library is always your friend--well, except when your fines are approaching the $20 mark because of--all right, I won't get into it). I definitely don't have time to give them all the kind of lengthy, rambling treatment I usually like to write, which may be to the world's benefit; really, no one needs a 3,000 word book review from me. I've been torn about whether to put several short ones into this post or give them all their own little place. I'm inclining towards the latter. What do you think? Yes, I thought you'd say that.
You know what the sad part is? I have already forgotten even the titles of several of the books I've read since January, which perhaps doesn't speak well for them, but more likely says terrible things about my sieve head memory. The whole reason I started writing this blog was to make sure I remembered everything I read, and sadly, I think I have just proved the necessity of that.