Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Good Thoughts Welcomed; Reviewing; Designing; Life

A woman I consider a second mother was diagnosed with cancer not long (as in within the last few weeks) ago, and appears to have had a stroke a few days ago. All good thoughts for her and her loved ones are welcomed. She is a wonderful and giving person, who taught me and her own children many wonderful things as we grew up. I am saddened by my inability to travel and see them, but as I am fighting a chest cold or flu or something, I shouldn't expose them anyway. So I send my love.
In the meantime, I am keeping busy with things here. Out of the 23 books received for review on January 20th, I have read and created rough drafts for nine of them. Two reviews have been submitted, and I completed another review from an older book and will submit it when I am finished with the more urgent ones (Publishing dates from February through March). Next up will be the books published in January, then December, then November until more books come with urgent dates, or we approach the time to publish the April books I have for review. I also have a few books to review for a site called that I want to complete by the end of the first week in February. I have become a member of Netgalley, so if by so chance I run out of books to review, I can request some directly from the publishers as ebooks, and review for other sites. I enjoy this gig, reading has been a method of escape and a widening of the world for me since I was about 4 years old and understood that d o o r meant "door".
I am test knitting a beautiful shawl design for Lynnie, and working on some new designs of my own.
Photo is of Moonie cat. The cats are lavishing me with love. I think they know I am sad today.


Min said...

*hugs* to you and your friend

Kym said...

Good thoughts to your most special friend. And to you!

Anonymous said...

I have a friend going through treatment for breast cancer, not easy or fun. When you care, you can't help but be sad that your friend is going through so much. Hugs from me and my little dog, too. Yay on the progress on all the reviews! You rock! - Ysabeau

Ria said...

Sorry about your second mom!

AlisonH said...

Sending love and hugs to you and your friend and glad your kitties are being a comfort for you. Crum, though. I'm sorry!