That noise you heard around midnight Sunday was my head exploding.
Now, you would think that something big was happening. Maybe Cody ate just one too many books, or Bob knocked yet another wall down, or Heaven forbid, a formal dinner was called for at my parents with no notice.
Long story short, I decided to sit and relax while sorting my list of 30 something titles for my AAR ballot.
Relax would be the word I'm looking for in that last sentence.
I have a killer headache now and I've deleted some of the titles that were originally on there as 'not worthy'. I then start looking at other titles and wonder if they are 'worthy' or 'perfect' and well, none of them are! So then I think I should only pick my favourite title from an author. Then I think, 'what about the first book I read by them? That obviously started the glom!'.
Don't get me started on my memory.
Then I decided that any book I haven't read in 10 years just needs to be at the bottom.
Except for Morning Glory because really, it's close to perfect.
I then need to fight the urge to copy and paste Anne Stuart's entire backlist onto the ballot. I can easily pick my favourite and even my second favourite but then after that each of her books has a scene or feeling that I think needs to be represented.
And then what about the books that are still new? Those ones that haven't really passed the test of time? I know Caressed by Ice and Slave to Sensation will always work for me but what about Kresley Cole's books? Then Ward's books? I loved the earlier books but the series is starting to spin wrong. Is that affecting my decision? What about the authors who moved on or stopped writing? Justine Dare's futuristics OH!! Jayne Castle's futuristics!!
My head is starting on the warning shots again but really, if my head already blew up, shouldn't the aching be over!?