I know that I am supposed to be sending Twimom a review from Gikany and I regarding Devil’s Punch. However, I have been in a rut. Not the great one that is alluded to in shapeshifter novels, but the blue kind. I realize that it has been almost a year since my mom passed. I just reread the article I wrote last year (Bittersweet Mother’s Day). Hard to believe a year has passed. Some days it still feels so fresh and other days, it seems like ages I’ve carried/dealt with this grief.
When down in the dumps, I like to reread favorites. Those books that pull me out of my funk, the one your fingers itch for, the ones that always feel good to read. Currently, I have been rereading the Kate Daniels series. After finishing Tohrment’s book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I found I had too much in common with the grieving process and needed to escape. Currently, my dad has been cleaning out my mom’s closet. He said it was time. I was supposed to help. I still can’t fathom it. Her clothes still carry her perfume. I didn’t cry while I read Tohr’s book, but I did feel that numbed pain, I was walking in Tohr and John Matthew’s shoes. So to cheer myself up, I grabbed a sarcastic mercenary gal who stabs first and asks questions later. Kate always makes me laugh. I had already reread the Mercy Thompson series earlier this year and since I hadn’t read Kate recently, grabbed for her. I’m glad I did.
Easter was better this year. Last year, I can’t remember much of what happened. I was still too shell shocked to contemplate Easter without my mom. This year, this Easter I will remember. Although she was greatly missed, I felt my mom’s presence. The kids laughed, my munchkin hunted Easter eggs and my cousins “helped” him along. The sun shined, the air carried the scent of flowers awakening from a long winter’s nap. It was serene.
However, I should have finished Devil’s Punch and for that I owe you all an apology. Gikany did…so as our usual pace, I am behind, sort of. However, I should have it to you soon, or you might get Shadow’s Fall since, although due next week, we have that review ready. Please check back later today – I promise we will have a review for you! However, I thought I would at least post this. It is the year mark, well, a little early since Easter is earlier than last year. I would ask all of you, if you don’t mind, to please grab an old favorite on April 18th, and in memory of my beloved mom, enjoy a laugh, read a book, revisit a beloved character.
So what book do you think you would grab? You know what I’m reading…what would you reread for comfort?
I wish you all a very fresh, vibrant and joyful spring!