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Did you remember to move your clocks ahead an hour? We did it kicking and screaming. Call me crazy but I dislike daylight savings time. I’m a nester and love the longer evening hours. I am not a fan of getting up in the dark and do not like the idea of it staying light until around 9:30 PM in the summer. Bedtimes for the kids become next to impossible then. Of course, with daylight savings time comes spring soccer, multiple practices per week and giving up our Sundays for games. I’m not certain I am ready for that either.

This was my first full week of work for the first time in over a month, and I felt every one of those hours. I really miss those four-day work weeks. Hopefully, next week, it will get a bit easier.

Of course, all of my issues are completely trivial in comparison to what the Japanese are facing in light of the earthquake and multiple tsunami from Friday. The news is horrifying and getting more dire with the failures of the nuclear reactors. My thoughts are with all of those impacted, and I will be searching out ways to help get relief and aid to Japan.

In case you missed it, I had another full week of reviews and discussions. If you haven’t already, please check out my reviews of She-Wolves by Helen Castor, The Other Life by Ellen Meister, Tears of the Mountain by John Addiego, and The Poison Eaters by Holly Black. I also struggled to understand blog hops as part of my ongoing study of trends in blogging, and Connor shared what has kept him busy this week.

In spite of being busy, I managed to finish three novels this week including one audiobook, Chapters from my Autobiography by Mark Twain. I also finished Holly Black’s Red Glove and Jean Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves. Be on the lookout for those reviews towards the end of March.

I hope everyone is resting and recovering from the missing hour of sleep last night. I know we will be taking it easy, reading and writing reviews today. The weather is helping this by turning cold again. I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. Happy reading!

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