Unfortunately, this post is not a book review. It’s kind of a placeholder and a promise.
See my plan was to attend Worldcon 2021/Discon III last week (which I did), watch the Hugo 2021 awards ceremony (which I also did), and then write about the whole experience of the conference here on this bloggo (much like I did for Balticon in 2013).
However, in the few days since the conference ended on Sunday, I’ve found it more or less impossible to write anything. News of a positive Covid test during the convention, some subsequent reports of cases after the convention (in my network IRL and online), some family health troubles unrelated to Covid (all seemingly resolved for now), as well as adjusting to coming back to work, and normal holiday stress have pretty much wiped me out.
(For any concerned, I’ve tested negative so far, but I’ve been reading that I won’t really know for sure until Thursday which is also stressful as I’m finding it hard to get a testing appointment that day as they’re seemingly all booked. May try an at home test if I can find one)
So . . . I’m taking a bit of a break. I was going to use the phrase ‘Gone Fishing’ as I think that’s a pretty common thing people say when they’re taking a break, and then I decided to incorporate the title of this awesome looking book I found in the dealer’s area at the convention. So yea . . . enjoy speculating what that book could be about, and I’ll get to a review of it at some point.
In the mean time, I’m not sure when my next post will be. I’m hoping this break won’t be too long, and that I can recharge quickly, but we’ll see.
Until next time . . .