Yes, I am back. Sort of. I mentioned earlier that I was having connectivity issues with my internet at home? Well, it's gone completely kerflooey. My problems began in earnest at the beginning of the month and I quickly asked my internet provider if a technician could come to my home to set things to right, but they wanted to continue to troubleshoot via phone. Not good customer service if you ask me (to ignore a long-time customer's request). And now several phone calls later, guess what they are finally going to do? Yes, someone is going to come out tomorrow to hopefully fix the problem (still as yet undiagnosed). My frustration levels were high yesterday, which is a pity since I just came home from a really great break! Now I have to take yet more time off from work. I'm not very pleased with my ISP to say the least.
So, all problems aside, I am really looking forward to getting back to bookishness. I had a really wonderful time in San Francisco and am sad to come back to reality. But if I must, I'm happy to be coming back to a stack of books (which I will share with you as soon as I can). I have lots of bookish news. I spent far too much money (spend in haste and repent at leisure?). I bought loads of books and a few other miscellaneous items. Visited lots of cool spots. Took masses of photographs. Ate many excellent meals and a fair few number of sweet things. DId lots of walking, too, to help use up those calories. The one thing I (sadly) did very little of, is read. I wanted to, but with so many distractions it was really hard to concentrate. Happily, too, I even came home to a stack of book-shaped parcels. Some planned and an few surprises, too. I will be sharing them soon.
Many thanks for the comments left while I was away. I will reply as soon as I can. You have been busy out there, I see. I have had a look at my feed reader and see lots of things of interest to read later. I have lots of catching up to do. I sort of like having little breaks from being online, but I hate to say I am very dependent on the web and after a few days away begin to notice a serious disconnect with my friends and favorite places online.
Back to bookishness soon. So, what have you been up to? Read any good books lately? :)