So I have not been reading as much as I usually am or maybe I'm reading different stuff. With two blogs now my books tend to be quite delineated between the shorts and the medium/longs. I just haven't seemed as into it either so you are getting some cookies and housekeeping today. Notice the cookies are in a rainbow formation? Huh? Huh? Pretty snazzy huh?
I've been very busy on the other blog. Next week Brief Encounters is having a very special week. We are going to have some non-book give-aways, random fun posts, author interviews (of a sort), oh yeah and those pesky review things we have to do. :-) So the announcement will be on the weekend and the fun starts next Monday so hope you'll stop by and say hi.
On a more serious note. The floods in Australia are just awful. It doesn't seem to be getting any better. Sean Kennedy posted some links on his Live Journal page where you can contribute financially if you would like to help the cause. He has a general link and one specifically for helping animals, but any amount will be appreciated I'm sure. I did notice for the RSPCA one you need an Australian postal code but I just "borrowed" one and then it will accept your donation.
I know the weather has also been crazy down in the southern US with snow and ice and freezing rain in places that are certainly not accustomed to it. So I hope everyone stays safe and warm and doesn't risk going out if you can at all avoid it until your roads are a bit clearer.
On an up-note, my kidlet had her first ever interview today. It was only for a volunteer position in a seniors home doing odd jobs, but she "got" the position and will be starting after her school musical is over as she's pretty much busy 4-5 days a week after school with that until April. Kids here need a certain number of volunteer hours to graduate so she'll easily get those with this position and it will be good experience to show up on time and do an assigned task.
So have a wonderful Wednesday, and may thing start to improve SOON for all who need a break for whatever reason.