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It was a warm, sunny morning, the sky full of innocent puffy white clouds. I curled up on the couch nursing my Japanese mug full of steaming sencha tea, flipped the power button on my laptop and instead of the usual welcome screen there appeared nothing but wildly moving patterns of lines and abstract blocks of color. Then the words "fatal hardware error" appeared just before .... endless black. Just like that. In a heartbeat, without any warning, my beautiful computer died :(
Well, the old computer proved to be beyond resuscitation. I'm bringing the humble replacement up to speed, but it's taking quite a while (and many hours of reformatting, updating drivers, etc. Yuck!). Thank goodness for cloud computing! Email was restored quickly and Blogger and Etsy were untouched.
While I sit here reformatting this thing, I've been skimming book review blogs looking for fresh reads. I read quite a bit this summer and, on the whole, was really disappointed with the quality of what is being published these days and worse, what poor writing is getting best-seller attention. What books are you looking forward to as being good reads? Or at least different and thought-provoking! :)