Monday, November 24, 2008

Did you miss me?

Wow, it seems like ages since I had a chance to sit down and spend some quality time with my blog. Just to explain: I've been working on a very complicated and high-profile project at my office, involving transferring both our American and (eventually) our European labs to a brand new computer system. The development has been a long and involved process and has required a lot of travel. It's really been a great opportunity for me and a real learning experience, but it has also eaten up huge blocks of time. My house is a wreck, my cat doesn't recognize me, the only toiletries I have are hotel shampoo bottles and I have no idea when I'll get to put up my Christmas tree - but I'm having a good time!

The upside is that I get to do a lot of reading in airports. In airplaces (on a cramped, eight-hour flight from Amsterdam to Newark, you better have something to occupy your mind). And in hotel rooms. And waiting for shuttle buses. You get the picture, right? So I have lots and lots of reviews to post, as soon as I get a chance to write them all up.

Here are some of the reviews you can look forward to over the next week or two:
  • Ambrosia: about a culture. An investigation of electronica music and party culture
  • Mr. White's Confession, by Robert Clark
  • The Tenth Case, by Joseph Teller
  • Kosher by Design Lightens Up
  • Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson
  • The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak

Not bad for a couple of weeks, I think. Now I just have to get the reviews written and everything posted! It's good to be back!


Anonymous said...

Wow! You are one busy lady!

Lezlie said...

Wow! I'm surprised you have time to keep up a blog at all! What a girl! :-)


Lenore Appelhans said...

I missed you and am looking forward to your reviews!