Thursday, January 23, 2014

starting book number four

I've started my fourth book of the new year, Lois Lowry's "The Giver." So far this has been a very interesting read and frankly, a depressing and haunting book. Why anyone would think as you begin the novel that it is set in a utopian world is beyond me. The controlling nature of the society Jonas is growing up in is horrific.

I am anxious to finish it and have the hubby read it so we can discuss it with the youngest.

In other news, the email was a slow trickle yesterday. I guess our email IT guy is out in Vegas getting his party on and the director told us it might be two days before our full email service is restored.

What. The. Heck.

TWO DAYS??? I have a magazine to finish. I told him that this timetable doesn't work for me. He laughed and said they'd do their best.

So, now my editorial review board has my personal email. I was sending articles out for review via that address and I am receiving their comments back at all hours of the day and night.  UGH. I think some of them need to take note of their peer's work with circadian rhythms and shut down at a decent time.

Off I go. Here's hoping the email will work today and I have 100 emails waiting for me when I get to the office. Never thought I'd wish to face that number at 7:30 in the morning.


Lisa Shafer said...

If it makes you feel any better, our grades program at school started moving at dial-up speed last week when hundreds of teachers had to enter and post grades for the end of the semester. There was much cursing.

Liz said...

The email sort of came back up by mid-morning, but I'm not trusting it. I love how IT people explain things. I think they intentionally use vague and ominous sounding words to justify stuff that even they don't understand! I don't think they really knew why the email server crashed.