Sorry I Poofed + A Birthday Giveaway!

I’ve been gone for a while.  I realize that.  It’s been well over a month and I really should put up a hiatus post when I anticipate these things happening.  Basically school got really busy and I’ve had to focus on my studies more.  Taking seventeen hours if you want to do anything else with your life other than study is not the best idea, people.  The funny thing is I have a list of reviews and discussions and things to write that if I sat down and planned my time out properly, I might be able to schedule things.

I suppose that’s what spring break is for, right?  Haha.

Anyway.  I probably won’t be posting much until after finals in May, and the next couple weeks especially are pretty crazy on the school front.  So I’m basically on a semi-hiatus until the semester ends.  Regardless…

My 21st birthday was a week ago and I wanted to celebrate it with people in the blogosphere!  …I went to search for a gif of the Chrono Trigger characters dancing, but that failed miserably.  >__>;;  *awkward silence*

Back in February my boyfriend and I did the four hour drive to New Orleans for the Dark Days tour, and I accidentally ended up with a couple extra books that got signed that I have duplicates of.  “Accidentally”.  Basically, I’ve got a copy of Uninvited and Ignite Me that I would like to make two people very happy with.  This is my first time messing with Rafflecopter though, so bare with me for any technical difficulties.  Here’s a (somewhat crappy) photo to prove these things do exist!

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These are the times in which I wish I owned an actual camera.

Good luck, guys!  The giveaway will be running until the end of April, since my disappearances aren’t good for stats… <_<

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Regarding the unexpected absence…

I wanted to apologize for basically disappearing from my blog for the last month.

I had a wonderful schedule for Sci-Fi Month and was so excited to be writing about a genre that I love.  But unfortunately, life got in the way.  I had complications after a minor procedure that I went through on Halloween.  I’ve been having terrible stomach problems for the last several months and I finally found out that I have gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) as well as erosions.  They also found a polyp in my stomach, but thankfully it was benign.  All these issues are stress-related for reasons that I’ll only go into privately.

The main issue was that after the EGD I could not eat without getting incredibly sick, which ended up culminating in an ER visit in mid-November.  I got put on a new medication I have to take before eating anything and it’s been so incredibly helpful.  However, I ended up contracting a nasty cold after the fact, and it’s just been a month of sickness and medication.  I missed a lot of class due to appointments and such, so I had to catch up on school work as finals are next week.  And since my education has to come before my blog, I have been unable to do much up until now.

But soon finals shall come to an end, I’ll have about three weeks of free time, and that means lots of reading and time to catch up with blogging again!  I’ve been active on Twitter still and check everyone’s blogs, though I don’t really have a lot of time to comment.  I’m excited to be getting back to being active soon.  I’ve really missed blogging and writing but everything’s been put on the back burner because of illness.

I apologize profusely, but I hope you can understand. >__<;; I can’t wait to be posting regularly again!