Sunday, November 04, 2007

Hurricane Noel

So, I'm alive. All is well in my neck of the woods. Hurricane Noel was not the worst storm I have lived through, but it did have some annoying effects on my province! Last night the internet died, and then it came back on, and then we got a crazy thunderstorm, and then the power went out for about 8 hours. Last night was not a very successful reading evening. I was just coming to the close of Three Days Road when the power went out, so I had to wait until today to finish it. I am hoping that the rest of the month will be a bit more organized!

Last night during the crazy thunderstorm, I put together bookshelves. That's right, I splurged and bought two more to add to my collection. Well, I paid for one, the other one is an early Christmas present from my mother. I have started organizing them tonight. When I am happy with the set up I will post pictures. I honestly have no idea how I am going to move out of my house at this point. I will need an extra bedroom just for my books! It is going to be interesting! The bookshelves were a bit of an impulse buy yesterday. I knew I needed them, but it wasn't until we were at the store and my mother was asking me what I wanted for Christmas that I found myself in the aisle. I am happy with them, though. I will be even better when I get all my books organized.

I know I promised some reviews, but something always seems to come up and take up most of my time! Hopefully tomorrow I will find the time to post one. In the meantime, I won a book from Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on. That was awesome to get! I turned my computer on for the first time since the power came on and had that happy email waiting for me! I was already doing a happy dance that my computer turned on! It did not sound good when it shut down last night. I turned it off for the thunder, but after it passed I turned it back on for a bit, and that is when the power decided to go out! Not good, not good at all!

Anyways, this is the book that I won. I have heard of it before and looked at it at the store. I am afraid that I think a lot of my attraction to it is the cover! We will see what I think of it when I read it, though.


  1. I have to admit that it's an incredibly cool cover! It's an awesome concept too, it just didn't grab me. It may be your thing though. I really hope it is! It's also his first novel and the first book in a planned trilogy, so I'm sure he'll grow as a writer. Anyway, glad you won it :)

    Can't wait to see your bookshelves! I'm going to need another one or two soon too...I'm quickly running out of room on mine.

    Glad Noel wasn't too bad. Hurricane's can be so scar, can't they? 8 hours without power isn't too bad, but certainly long enough to be annoying!

  2. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Glad to see that you are alive and well! Congrats on the book...the cover is beautiful!

  3. Glad you came through the storm well, and grats on the book!

    I need more bookcases. Sigh...

  4. Well done for getting through the storm- it would have annoyed me to be without power although it sounds like you might be used to it!

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    Anyway, glad you got through. The salt on my windows was really gross but no damage.


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