Epic Challenge Update Coming Soon!

Oh hello there my outstanding, offbeat Bookbaggers!

Apologies for the long-time-no-see. As I said in my last update, It was mid-semester break at work so for one week I was at a different campus and then the second week I had off, so I wasn’t sure If I would have the time or energy to blog. As it turns out, my week at the other campus started off pretty chill, so I was positive that I would have enough energy to do the update on Friday. That was until Wednesday morning when I woke up with the beginnings of a virus which I probably picked up from a workmate who was coughing and sneezing all over the place (one I had managed to avoid during a previous outbreak as he is based at the other campus). I still went in, but by the afternoon the bug had me so I took the last two days off and determinedly recuperated over the weekend so that my week off was in tact!

I then had a pretty packed week off with two long appointments at the keep-your-mouth-open-forever-while-we-fill-all-your-teeth-with-crap-and-shine-this-light-in-your-face office (also known as the dentist) and some catch-ups with friends, so I still didn’t have time to blog, and then the first week back to work was hectic, so by Friday I was too tired to do a long update post.

However, just because I’ve been absent doesn’t mean nothing happened, in fact because I was sick I read like a mad person (do mad people read a lot? I consider myself fairly mad and some of my friends and family are a touch mad and mainly bookworms, but I don’t think that’s sufficient research to form a definitive answer 😛 ) and so I actually have a big exciting update for you when I get to it!

Hopefully this week is less hectic and I can post the update on Friday like normal, but until then here’s a representation of how the past few weeks has left me feeling, told through one of my favourite mediums – Gifs:

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dog falling asleep

dog falling asleep2

tired sloth

And this derpy cat for good measure 😛 :

derpy cat

MIA March

Hello my dear Bookbaggers!

For those of you who keep track of new posts on Book Polygamist you have no doubt noticed that I have been quite absent this month.

In fact besides my Save The Words Saturday posts (which are set to a schedule and post automatically at noon every Saturday) I haven’t written a single post – not even my newest Top 10 which was due to go up early on, or a special post for Book Polygamist’s 1st anniversary on the 5th of March!

The reason for this is my preoccupation with three very different beasts:

  1. Study (I am nearing the end of the term and since I’m in the final semester of my Diploma it’s quite hairy)
  2. Work (I have picked up some extra hours at my college library as well as the occasional Saturday at Duncraig Library)
  3. Pokemon (I recently bought an old Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP and a bunch of games including Pokemon Ruby which is addictive retro fun :P)

My retro mistress

This has left me very little time to read and even less time to post, but as I will be on term break soon I will have a lot more time on my hands, and if I can ween myself off Pokemon for a bit I will endeavour to resume my regular posting, starting with the missing Top 10 lists, a couple of recent reviews and some tasty quotes 🙂

I have also made a decision that I hope will allow me to better balance study/work and blogging: I will not be writing the old reviews that have piled up.

While I would love to review some of the books I am aware that as it gets farther and farther away from when I read them I find it harder to remember and write a quality review, and the new books I finish just pile up on top of the old ones. I will post a list of the “forgotten reviews” and I welcome requests for a review of individuals in the list that take my readers’ fancy, but besides that I will carry on with recent reviews, starting with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

The “forgotten reviews” are:

  • The Eddie Dickens Trilogy By Philip Ardagh
  • Coldheart Canyon By Clive Barker
  • A Red Herring Without Mustard By Alan Bradley
  • Monster Blood Tattoo Book 2: Lamplighter By D M Cornish
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • Trick or Treat By Kerry Greenwood
  • Adultery By Richard B Wright
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire By Stieg Larsson
  • V for Vendetta By Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  • The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle by Catherine Webb
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Books of Blood Vol 1-3 By Clive Barker
  • Grave Sight By Charlaine Harris

Wow, now that I look at it I am both ashamed that I didn’t do so many and relieved that I decided against doing them all 😛

Feel free to request a review in the comments (please don’t request too many tho O.o) and stay tuned for regular posting around the 6th of April when I’m officially on break 🙂

Until then, Happy Reading!