Tag Archives: Broken Lime

My [Limecello’s] 2018 Reads Part 1

Hi friends! I think it’s pretty clear we’re uh … >.> pretty chill here at ALBTALBS (A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet). Also that blogging has become largely dictated by various aspects of my health. I’m a bit mixed because I feel like I should apologize, but also that I absolutely should not because you know. Medical issues. A) It’s absolutely not something I can control, and obviously if I could I wouldn’t be in the boat I am now. Which speaking of boats, perhaps someone should send one because holy cow all the rain of late.

ANYWAY. That’s the vague update on the “state of things” currently. Now let’s get to the fun stuff which is … books I’ve read from January-June 2018. I’ve already posted Aidee and Babs‘ lists, which you should definitely check out. They had some overlap.

I haven’t been reading as much this year – but it’s been picking up some, and I always hope to read more.  So here we go! This list also isn’t set in stone – it’s what I have documented which may be hit or miss. Continue reading

With Apologies, etc.

Hi friends! So … you might’ve noticed lately I’ve been not as great with posting things. I don’t even know for how long, but for a while now we’ve had the lovely and wonderful Sadie helping out with formatting and scheduling, which has been wonderful. (Side note, is there such a thing as green/purple color blindness?)

I’m something of a >.> control freak though, so I do the actual scheduling. And have had some oops.

I’ve tried really hard I think the past year+ but … just to address the all encompassing *waves hand vaguely* but also that we might be on hiatus, and/or I’ll be back dating posts (like this one!), which is the “apologies” part – to the wonderful review crew, and guest authors.

It’s also a bit of a “sorry not sorry.” In that … I really am truly sorry when posts don’t go up as scheduled. I really do try with A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet, and I want to keep trucking on. Especially considering the hundreds of dollars (literally) I’ve sunk into this site.

… The “not sorry” part is though … there have been times I couldn’t (or can’t) walk, or times when I’ve literally lost my words. So … sorry (not sorry!) to the authors etc who can’t understand me not being able to talk or have words to me personally, outweighs the importance of their post or edits going up in a “timely manner.”

And sure, some people don’t know about all that shit I’m dealing with behind the scenes. And they don’t have to. But things are what they are. And I just wanted to explain to all of you … there’s just all this shit going on.

So – as it says – my apologies. Thank you for sticking with me. <3 Hopefully this too shall pass with good resolutions and such … and as before and always, I’ll keep on keeping on to the best of my ability. [And also sorry I’m just too tired etc to even find a picture to pretty this post up.]

Much love to you all. <3

Unexpected Hiatus

Hi friends. ALBTALBS has been basically inactive since early October … and hopefully that changes soon, but no promises.

It’s entirely my fault, so my apologies to the ALBTALBS review team that had reviews set, to people with expected posts, and to anyone who expects new content. [The last one is me poking fun at myself because I don’t think there is anyway, but you know, hope springs eternal?]

If you play along with me on social media you may have noticed I’ve been a lot less active there as well. [It might not seem that way, but I truly have been.]

I also haven’t been reading, or basically functioning.

What with work, and constant migraines, and just all the things, I’ve also played countless rounds of the fun game “where is this blood coming from?” [Spoilers: it was always me, and it was never fun.]

Just … wanted to have a placeholder and kind of let people know what was going on. And hopefully have things figured out soon with more regular content, and possible [back]dated posts.

Thanks, all, and much love for hanging in there with me. <3 <3 <3

When You’re a Mess, You Need Help

Hi friends! I don’t even know what to say. ALBTALBS is up for now, and to stay up, which is good, since ASO took “all my monies!” … Which … come 2019 I’m thinking I need to have a new hosting company already in sight.

Anyway, I know I’ve been really absent for say, the past few years, even. I’ve got a lot going on. We all do, I know. But this year, I’ve been really out of commission, and this is part of it.

Elise Rome decided to take it upon herself to set up a GFM for me – which kinda details a bit of what’s been going on. I had no part of it, but was and am totally verklempt with the love and support from romanceland. I’m definitely still in the weeds though, so if you could find it in your heart (and wallet) to give, I’d be beyond grateful. I’d also be incredibly grateful if you’d share the link – because maybe some kind, and wealthy stranger would feel compelled to help out as well. https://www.gofundme.com/limecello

Thank you all, and hopefully once some of this is sorted I can be a more present [and useful?] blogger! <3

Emergency Temporary Hiatus

… Potentially.

 

Hello darlings.

So … you’ll obviously have noticed I … have not been on the ball. At all this year. (And before, but really this year.)

A lot has changed, but … well recently, it has been A LOT a lot.

Like … verge of breakdown a lot.

Added to internet problems, some dickbag constantly trying to hack this site, and just OH MY GOD real life … [I mean, I thought I was over the internet things. You can imagine I practically had an aneurysm this time around – and it’s still not fixed. And you can tell my level of “oh shit” based on the fact that I’m fixating on the most minor issue because I just cannot handle the other ones.]

I wanted to let you know, I might be on hiatus. I’m still going to try to post as I should. Especially since it’s APAHM and I’ve been planning this for over a fucking year. (No shit I started planning the Heritage Month celebrations in December of 2012. At least. So fuck me.)

But … I just wanted to let you know. I’ve kinda been alluding to this in the past, but this is like… critical mass.

So there’s that. I do want to say – thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU for sticking with me. Especially my blabby posts – I do plan on replying to each and every comment. (And I love the comments. I heart you all so much. I keep this site for you.)

 

<3

 

[Oh – and of course I’ll be gone next week. Who knows about internet there.  BUT! Let’s say >.> that perhaps I get to have lunch with Nalini Singh and/or Laura Florand. … What questions would you like them to answer?] There. I need to offer something for you to keep me around, right? 🙂

Winners Like Never Before. Winners like NEVER Again.

I have been incredibly remiss in announcing winners. I apologize. I really am sorry. I never planned for it to happen, and never wanted it to. In August I spend most of my time at the hospital, and then I tried to catch up, then people kept dying – or being diagnosed with cancer. And then I was sick. So sick, for so long. I think I have mono. That’s not good.

So, with my sincere apologies, here are all the winners. I’m just going to list them all. You’ll have to forgive me.

I do want to let you know that I emailed everyone through February winner wise. I have said previously this is NOT ALBTALBS policy. But (shh – and don’t tell anyone!) I’m a soft touch. So I wanted to give people a chance. More details were of course provided to the winners.

This is a one off though – in the future, I do not plan to email winners. Even if I’m a month or two (or three+) late in announcing winners. I just can’t handle it. Obviously, as you can all see. Soooo this is also proof that you should enter contest with a legitimate email address. 😀

And some authors did of course take the initiative and announce their own winners/get the information from me to contact them. (I didn’t list those – makes it easier.)

Winners: Melanie, Shay, Kimberley, Timitra, Susan, Mary, Kim, Sheila, JoAnne, Larri, Tia, Patricia, Jessica, Nicola, VanillaOrchids, Annwitch, Jeanne Miro, Kelly, Marcie, Kimberly, Tess, Kathleen, Cherie, Janie, Mary, Sonya, Melody, elaing8, Maureen, Sarah, Carol, mathlady68, carreifort29, pc, Jane, gamistress66, lsureader, Lynda, Sierra, Mary,  and Cris.

For now. That’s everyone through January. >.> From August. That hadn’t already been doled out their prize/chosen.

Come back ~tomorrow for February winners. Which… I guess I’ll email too. Maybe.

You know what’s sad? I had help with this. I had an AWESOME supah sekrit killah minion help with randomizer.org and winners and it was glorious. Even so I just spent the last three hours checking things and emailing winners and I think my eyes are about to bleed and I have to be at work in like six hours.

So. How are all of you?

What did you do for St. Patrick’s Day? (I, of course, was green. ;))