Current Distractions, May 2012 Edition

As I believe I mentioned at the end of last month, I moved into a new place this month, which was my main distraction and has basically left me completely exhausted and drained and all that good stuff (not really good at all, though, this is my worst case of burnout since my brief stint at a lame-ish jobsite early last September, if not before).

This is the chief reason why I never got around to writing about the Calgary Comic Expo: I just didn't have the energy. So I'll tell you briefly that I had a really great time, except for the part where I got kicked out for a few hours, due to poor planning on the part of the organizers (it looked at first like they oversold, but I eventually realized that they actually just didn't anticipate so many last minute arrivals--it still feels like a bit of a no-brainer, but it's water under the bridge at this point and I think I'll give them one more chance at least). I'm not ashamed to admit that I teared up at TNG EXPOsed, and not just because I'd been in a corset all day and had a good portion of the skin scraped off of my ankles by my costume. And I met Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), who was super super super nice, and Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), who drew pictures for my friends and me, and Wil Wheaton, an event I was too starstruck by to parse.

I at least had the energy to read The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, though, and I have the review almost ready to go, so it'll be posted as soon as I get around to editing it. The clever plan I mentioned last month is a no go, mainly because I'm finally reading The Magician King as of yesterday and I just want to write a review of it and post it now.

And finally, I somehow lost the review I wrote of A Lion Among Men, which I'm really disappointed about and so I might read Out of Oz and review that right away to make up for it.

Anyway, hopefully I'll find some more time this summer to concentrate on the blog, although summer is hardly the best time to be cooped up inside writing blog posts. Hopefully you're all doing well and haven't missed me too much. :)

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