Ugh --- there is so much to blog about this week: the Book Expo of America.....the Read-a-thon... my first success with an audio book.....my first Harry Potter book (and I LOVED it).....the great posts that are out there about blogging - and the various purposes of blogging - and the insecurities of blogging..... and I find myself without a computer!!!!
I was doing find this morning at 5:30 am. I was checking email - making comments on blogs -- trying out the twitter thing. I shut down - packed up for school - unloaded computer at school -- turned it on (this has been my regular routine for the past 2 years)......and there is an awful clicking sound followed by a solid blue screen with the dreaded words: "OPERATING SYSTEM CANNOT BE FOUND"
WHAT???? Are you kidding me????
I just replaced this computer in October. It is less than 6 months old? How can this be happening?
Fortunately, I purchased the Geek Squad Protection plan --- so if they cannot repair the problem (which will be at their expense) - I will receive a new computer.
I am hopeful they can at least save all my files. Although if they can't - at least I backed up all school files 2 months ago, so that is not disastrous (of course, I have not backed up my excel spreadsheet of books read - books TBR, including the sites of those bloggers who recommended the books in the first place -- darn it!)
I hope to have my computer returned to me by the read-a-thon. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this wonderful event. If not, then my posts will unfortunately be few and far between --- but you can be rest assured that I am reading for at least 12 of those hours.
I miss reading your posts - and making comments. This blogosphere has become such an integral part of my life, and I now feel somewhat isolated. OH well, I guess this will allow me to actually read more books :)