An interesting week to finally get back online

The first thing I found out Monday was that Robert Jordan, author of The Wheel of Time fantasy/science fiction series, had died. Bummer. Especially for my son, who is a such big fan. He’s actually met the man several times at signings so he’s been rather depressed about it all week. (I’d link to it but I’d misplaced the report I had saved, so just do a search for around last Sunday on that name and you should get something.)

On the flip side, I got the message that Linnea Sinclair is doing an interview with Admiral Branden Kel-Paten and is asking for readers to submit questions. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, where have you been hiding? Hehehe.

And then I get on today and run across an interesting discussion over on Dear Author from yesterday about someone dissing romances. Those types of discussions always fascinate me. Not because they can ever accomplish anything but because they can’t. Well, sort of. I guess what I’m getting at is that if people would actually stick to the point and be specific then maybe we actually could discuss the topic and clear something up. But do they? Rarely. Clarifying to each other what was said back and forth isn’t sticking to the point either. Nope, not really. It just seems like it is and makes people feel better.

It’s particularly difficult to have a full discussion when one isn’t supposed to mention a specific book or author when one is talking about reading preferences. Oye. Rolling my eyes so hard they’re about to fall outta my poor head.

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  • Melissa

    Yes, it was sad to hear about Robert Jordan passed. He has inspired so many authors and readers. Hope your son cheers up!

  • CindyS

    I never read Robert Jordan but I know he will be sorely missed.

    And WOOHOO!! You’re back!!

    Just wanted to get that off my chest 😉