[Side note. I tried to look up the origin of this quote that lives in my head, and other than a twist on a Bible verse wherein “Fate” become “God,” everything else kept saying Jim Butcher, Cursor’s Fury. Which seems odd to me, though it shouldn’t. Cursor’s Fury is my favorite of the Codex Alera. Of course some line from it would penetrate my subconscious. But it seems like it should be a much older, much more philosophical quote. Oh, well. At least this reaffirms who my favorite author is.]

I spent the majority of January and February trying to fill my editing schedule for the rest of this year. But by the time March arrived, there was still a gaping hole in April. So I decided reviews would be in order for the month.

But then the last editing job for March went awry and it cut into April a bit. No fear, I still had plenty of time to read the eight books I’d selected for review in April.

But then another facet of my life: family health cut in. April is the month where we have our yearly physicial exams, our yearly eye exams, and our six month dental exams. And, wouldn’t you know, this was the year that every one of those doctors referred at least one of us to a specialist. So we doubled our time sitting in doctors’ offices this month. Which would normally be perfect for reading. Except that this month it wasn’t because of sick kids needing extra attention. And life outside of doctors’ offices has been even more derailing. 

Maybe I should have just left well enough alone and not scheduled anything for April. Or maybe I just need to suck it up and do what I promised I would do.

As far as reading all of the eight books goes, I have two and a half books left. But as far as writing reviews goes…I’ll probably use the first week of May, until May’s author finishes his book, writing each of the reviews. 

I’m not giving up. I’ll finish all of the reviews. But it’ll take a little longer than I’d like since I still have another specialist appointment this week.