Tuesday, September 13, 2016

When You're Sad...

I love books. This is a book blog. I am a book blogger. I work in a library. I read books for work. I read books for fun. I enjoy being surrounded by piles of books. I am happiest when I have a huge To-Read stack waiting for me. But right now I am sad...and I haven't read much.

You see...I married into a very large and loving family, and we lost one of our own last weekend. It didn't come out of the blue. We all knew it was going to happen sooner rather than later. But a very large hole has opened up in the family. I would describe my brother-in-law to you, but he was indescribable...I just don't have the words. My husband was able to fly down to be with the rest of them, but I couldn't make it this time. And it is very hard to be the person left at home when everyone is grieving together.
Couple this with a migraine issue that has turned into a week long headache, and you get a very melancholy Christina. I have too much on the brain, my heart hurts...and so does my head.

Why am I telling all of you this? Mainly because I have tried to post a few times a week since I started this blog...and it has been almost a week since I posted anything new. I want to be a reliable source of literary information for you but instead of reading I have been curled up under a blanket watching Harry Potter movies (and special features) for a week. I pick up a book, and then set it back down again. I just can't concentrate long enough. Perhaps some of you have experienced the same thing in a time of grief.

I hope to have another new review for you soon. I started The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and it has me intrigued, so that will probably be next. But I am allowing myself to be sad right now, and trying not to beat myself up over it.

On a happier note, I hope you checked out my #askmeanything feature on the Chat About Books blog. If you haven't taken a look, you can find it here. Were my answers what you expected? Is there anything you're dying to know about me? Feel free to leave a comment here or over on my Facebook page.

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