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Could somebody do me a really big favor and use really small words to explain why it's important that I routinely get more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night? Because I feel craptastic today and it's all because I'm running on empty sleep-wise and have been for a the past couple of days. Or weeks. Or whatever.

So, yeah. Apparently I need to go to sleep before 2 or 3 in the morning. And apparently I can only use the book-reading excuse so many times before my body tells me to shut the hell up and get more sleep. You know the book-reading excuse, right? The one where I say "But I was only going to read one more chapter before going to bed. How was I to know that I wouldn't be able to put the book down? How was I to know that the chapters would be so deliciously good?" I guess I just need to start reading worse books. Or authors that suck. Or something. Damn me and my awesome author/series snagging skills.

I tried to get a nap in today but it just didn't work out. Too many kids doing too many things to let my brain slip into blessed unconsciousness. Ahh, the joys of being a responsible adult.

For the record, I wasn't planning on reading today since I'm dying (DYING DYING DYING DYING) to get the 3 books I've ordered in and I don't want to be caught in the middle of a series or book when those come so I can just dive on in and lose myself. That didn't work out so well.

Book #49 - Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine - I read the 5th, 6th and 7th books in this series earlier this year in preparation for the 8th coming out this month and I really wanted to go back and remind myself of how it all began. So I did. And I am. Claire is totally out of her league when she starts college at Texas Prairie University. For starters, she's 16, brilliant and she's just been tossed into a town where the nighttime curfew is to protect you against the vampires that roam the streets after the sun goes down. Finding herself on the wrong side of one of the popular girls at the college (popular and psychotic, what a combo!), Claire moves into Glass House with three other outcast/misfits and learns that being unProtected in Morganville is one of the more deadly aspects of living in a town full of Vampires. This book ends on a major cliffhanger and if I didn't have the next in the series already I'd have hated it. However, I do have the next and I don't have to sit on pins and needles to find out how it works out. Yay! The book itself is very engaging. Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael all have issues that they need to work through and watching the vampire hierarchy slowly build itself is intriguing. Book 2, here I come!

On the writing front, I'm nearly certain that I've come up with the title for the multi-chapter epic. I'm still testing it out, but it feels pretty good and it fits the theme of the story. Another day or two and I'll know for sure if it's going to stick. Also, I have written nothing today. But the plans I have for the rest of the week are mind-boggling. A lot of words. A lot of ghostly goings on. I shall be starting tonight on that and working my fingers to the bone.

I have a load of laundry sitting on the floor behind me waiting to be folded. I'm seriously considering leaving it there until tomorrow. Although it might end up bugging me and then I'll have to do the folding and get it all put away. We'll see.
I'm done.
Later!

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