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In Like a Lion, Out like a…

Hi Everyone,

No, I am not planning on discussing the weather. Sadly, this saying has applied to my family’s life for this past month…and so far there is no lamb in sight. So what has been going on in my world that has caused my silence here? Well, where do I begin?

Back in February, I posted that I was recovering from a broken wrist. (Tonight is my first night trying to type without my brace and it has proven to be an interesting journey.) What I didn’t explain during that short post, was that my grandfather had a nervous breakdown and spent 2.5 weeks in a hospital trying to “come back.” Unfortunately, once these nervous breakdowns happen, they will continue and they will become more frequent as the Alzheimer’s progresses. And over the course of the past two weeks, he has been headed towards another breakdown. My Mom and I are doing everything in our power to slow this one down. We know there is no stopping it, but if we could slow it down that would be a relief. He has a doctor appointment Tuesday to see what else we can do.

Needless to say, these past few weeks have been beyond stressful. And that stress has led to Ozzy having two seizures in the past three weeks. So it seems that despite the fact that I wake up each day, hoping, wishing, dreaming and praying for peace… peace is not meant to be for my home. By the time night falls, I am unbelievably exhausted and drained, that even the thought of looking at the computer leaves me cross-eyed. (Oh and don’t let me forget to mention that the season of fireworks officially started last night, with a surprise performance at 11pm.)

I offer you all my sincerest apologies and I hope that you will all understand my absence over these past few weeks. Please take note, over the course of the next 48hrs, I will be posting my 10 reviews that I have for you and answering all of my emails. Then next week, the quotes, author interviews and reviews will all be back as normal.

Due to the overwhelming stress in my life, there will be some changes to the site. The most significant change is that I will no longer be accepting review requests, until I have caught up on all current books from The List. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause authors, but I promise this will only be temporary. Once I have substantially caught up and/or my life has found a routine, I will re-open the Review Requests. Another change was made earlier today, when I updated both Lists and bolded the ‘Started Reading’ next to each of the books that I am currently reading, so it should be easier to see what I am reading. Over the weekend, I will be updating the sidebars to include book giveaways and/or author contests for readers to participate in.

In the meantime, let’s focus on the positive and discuss what everyone is reading. Right now, I am reading The Quest for Juice and Defending Jacob. What are you reading on this fine Friday night and how has your March been?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Oh Autumn, Where Art Thou?

Hi Everyone,

Well it feels like it has been forever since I have been on here and it has been. Seems my wretched summer just keeps going, but hopefully there is an end in sight. Yesterday and today the weather has been nice down here, my family is even considering opening up the windows to let a little fresh air in. Today is the first time in ten days that I have been on the computer and I have read (and am responding to) several marvelous emails.

So where have I been? Well, two Fridays ago, my dog had a 15 minute seizure, in which he stopped breathing during the first few seconds. He has since been placed on phenobarbital and a new routine of scheduled morning meds and scheduled nightly meds has taken place. Between the stress of everything happening on the home front, that little flu bug that I thought I had in the beginning of this month, turned into a wicked case of chicken pox last week, and I am just now recovering.(This is seriously the first day that I have been on my computer, and yes, I was having withdrawals.) Of course this all played out, while my mind was recalling the events of September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2008, the day in which I was diagnosed with ITP. Needless to say, it has been an emotional roller coaster this past week.

What can you expect with the cooler air and the changing of the seasons? Well, you can expect more reviews, more author appearances, etc! Starting today, after I finish responding to all of the emails, I will post my latest review, then the new segment starts. Each week, there will be author interviews posted here on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Readers can expect to find a variety of authors from every genre, some from The List, some not. Authors, if you are interested in being interviewed, contact me, so I can add you to the schedule. I hope you all will enjoy!

Thank you all again for your continued support. I appreciate it and I hope you will celebrate a new season with me, here on Ariesgrl Book Reviews.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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