My Long Absence

Since my last post, our lives have been pretty chaotic. Living in a new city, struggling with quite a few health problems including a large kidney stone that had to be removed, gallbladder surgery and most recently, a fall that sprained the ligaments between my thumb and forefinger. As a result, my reading has suffered and so has my blog.

With that being said, I am excited to return to heatherreads and share my views on my latest book reviews. Of course, I am open to any suggestions or requests for books to read if you happen to find my views relevant 🙂 I realize I’ve probably lost many of you along the way, but am hoping to gain new readership and find new friends along the way! 

It’s been awhile…

Hello readers,

I realize it’s been quite awhile since my last post and I’d like to leave a bit of an explanation. Recently I moved across the country with my wonderful husband and our little Petey. Relocating has been a bit crazy and my reading time has been shortened. Honestly, aside from a few magazines and a couple of chapters of a new novel, I’ve really been deprived! Searching for a new job is a challenge (especially with this economy) and searching for one takes a lot of time. But, on the bright side, my husband and I bought our first house! It’s a loft-style condo in the heart of our new city. Our unpacking has been a little slow as we’ve been enjoying the wonderful summer weather and spending a lot of time with friends and family that we haven’t seen in a long time.

Well, now that I have returned to my blog, I’d love some recommendations for new books! If there’s a great novel you’ve just read, or something you’d like an honest review on, please feel free to pass it along. Finally, as we try to decorate our new home, I am reminded of a wonderful quote that I will certainly keep in mind: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero 

Hope you’re all enjoying the summer and as always, keep reading!

 

“Wear the old coat and …

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”
-Austin Phelps

If there was ever a quote that captured my shopping habits, this is it! Buying new books makes me so happy 🙂 Whether it’s in a chain bookstore, an independently owned, charming little store or on the Kindle, I want to show off my new purchases like a pair of new shoes. 

In other news, I apologize for my recent absence. We have recently moved across the country, spent two weeks touring the east coast and bought a new (and our first) home! Needless to say, I’ve been a little busy and my blog has suffered. However, I am in the middle of a few new books and will post reviews soon. Can’t wait to be in touch with everyone again.