Well, a week has come and gone since I last posted and let me tell you, it’s been a long week.  As most of you know, I was in Los Angeles since the 21st for work.  I had really high hopes of reading a ton of books poolside, and staying up late every night to blog about them for all of you.  Well…. let’s just say I had to spend more hours working than I had anticipated.  A LOT more hours.  AND I ended up visiting with two family members who both moved out to L.A. within the past few years (separately, they are opposite sides of the family).

In addition, the “free” Wi-Fi in my hotel was complete crap.  Was it free?  Yes.  Did it actually connect me to the internet?  Most of the time, no it did not.  So generally speaking, I wasn’t able to read your blogs, I wasn’t able to catch up on twitter, I could only check my email on my Blackberry, and I certainly wasn’t able to do any blogging.

Grrr.  So I’m unhappy about the week I spent away from all of you, and I apologize for my absence.  That being said, I’m glad to be back and I have several posts I need to write this week, as well as TONS of reading to catch up on, so expect to see lots more of me soon!

Oh, and one more thing, I really wanted to get together with some book bloggers, and I spoke specifically to Amy about a time we could meet up, so I do need to sincerely apologize for not being able to make that happen.  I simply did not have the time I expected to have to do anything besides work and the small amount of time I did have with family.  I’m so very sorry I didn’t get a chance to meet any of you, and to Amy especially – so sorry I basically flaked on you!  The trip just didn’t work out the way I wanted it to!