Tag Archives: Lime and Life

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

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? 🙂

A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet Turned Three

This happened last month. I had this whole blogiversary bash planned out. But … do you guys remember last year? When I was trying to figure out a blogiversary prize? And then I joked that I was going to give everything to me?

Well… I kinda did that this year. :X

Let me explain.

I slacked off. Shamefully. I really stressed about it, and stayed up until 3AM or later on some nights, bu then I was like … you know what? This should be fun. And I do deserve a present. >.> This year has been … well, usual. From a death in the family the first week, to more deaths and drama and stress, and … just you know, it’s ok, and not ok. And that’s just how it is.

Then nearly every time I try to do something Firefox is just a bitch. I know it’s my fault, for having like a trillian windows open >.> But you have no idea how irritating it is to constantly deal with the spinning rainbow wheel of doom.

And damn. I didn’t want this to be an all whiny bitchy post. But to explain. I feel like I should say sorry, but I also can’t because I’m not sorry. I mean, I’m sorry for letting people down, for dropping the ball, but I’m not sorry I did it. (So wouldn’t that make this one of those hated “I’m sorry you got hurt” apologies?)

I WILL post everything, and back date, and do what I was supposed to, and starting now keep on schedule to the best of my abilities. I wanted to explain, and also to say THANK YOU for sticking with me, for being the strong, and for allowing me to give myself the gift of doing “nothing.”

I also want to blog about what I’ve been reading more – ME. And I welcome all of you to join me. <3 Then hopefully you like the new things I have planned in 2014.

Hugs and kisses!

 

Partial Hiatus

Hi friends,

So… a lot of things going on. More unfortunate than fortunate, sadly. I wanted to let you know the timing and updates to the blog and posts will just be… off. I’ll try to do the best I can, but, for example, this is the first time I’ve touched my computer in three days. Literally. (You know how sometimes people say that but they snuck in time or are exaggerating? Not so here.)

The people who have scheduled posts – those will appear, just don’t set your watch by it. However, reviews? I think those will have to go by the wayside for now. My apologies.

Okay?

Thanks for your patience, understanding, and support everyone! <3