Friday, June 24, 2016

Where have I been?

Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated!

I am sorry to my followers that I poofed without explaining! 

Reason #1 for my absence: I live in a small town, and my internet is still..horrible...there aren't any other choices right now to make it better. I'm tired of not reviewing though so I am going to do my best to start this up again. Please bare with me.

Reason #2 for my absence: In April, we had this weird freak accident with lightning/thunderstorms. The lightning hit the side of our house and blew a transformer. We lost several computers, TVs, and surge protectors (and other small things like alarm clocks!). Yes, my family had surge protectors for everything, but we still lost a lot! I actually survived without having a PC for about two months...which was crazy for me since I have had a computer since about age 11. So that's about 21 years! Needless to say, I am still catching up on my emails, ugh.

Reason #3 for my absence: This never goes away. Anxiety and depression keep me from doing a lot of things I want to do. I will just be going along perfectly fine then BAM for a few days I am totally out of commission.

I am not looking for pity, just explaining what is going on with me. 

The good thing is I have still been reading!!! I have just been procrastinating reviews. I couldn't bring myself to write reviews on my phone, I know it's a lame excuse, but with carpal tunnel and tiny screens..(I am getting old). 

Here's hoping that this time will stick, and nothing else will go too horribly wrong. I know my template is still horrible and I don't have my social buttons. (Four hours later, I have some yay!) I am looking into changing these things but haven't found much yet.. if you have any advice let me know, otherwise, I will keep on with my google search! 

Also, I wanted everyone to know about this great opportunity with Olivia from Olivia's Catastrophe:

Are you a blogger, booktuber or bookstagrammer? Do you want free books to review (both in paperback and ebook form) and the freedom to review whenever you want within an assigned month? Then you should check out The Review Chain, a group of reviewers who have a lot more freedom than most!

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  1. I'm glad that you're back up and around and still trying to blog and write reviews! So sorry to hear about the surge and what happened with your house D: You did so well surviving without a PC for so long. And I hope you can continue to beat back the anxiety depression. I have faith in you <3

    Thanks for sharing about The Review Chain!

    1. Thank you Olivia! I didn't really want to get so personal, but I like to be honest. You are welcome for sharing The Review Chain, I am very excited about it!

  2. Real life can be such a pain in the butt sometimes!

    My bedroom got hit by lightning right after I graduated high school. (We won't talk about how long ago that was.) I wasn't home when it happened, but I came home to firetrucks everywhere. Scary as heck! Glad you're all right! :)

    1. Oh man I think I would have a mini heart attack if I drove up to my house and there were firetrucks! Lightning is my new enemy :)