I'm thinking this week will be busy with festivities, and I may be away from the blogging world for a few days. What with turkeys to eat, Christmas trees and decorations to put up and the like, I'm wondering just how long the season can keep me away from the PC. I guess we'll find out.
On a sad note, Harcourt, to put it simply, has decided to stop buying books. The news comes to many as not much of a surprise, but I'm wondering if the decision has purely been made just based on the market. I personally believe there are other issues under the blanket here besides "the book industry is suffering", but who am I to claim any fact on this. Another blow to the writing industry no doubt, but as everything, it will turn around in time. I can't help but have the tiny voice in the back of my head hope other publishers don't follow suite. And I also can't help but to be overly optimistic as that's just one of my character strengths (and flaws).
But despite the crummy news, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you enjoy this holiday week, and embrace the new Christmas season of '08 as it rounds the corner to greet us with Black Friday! *shudders* I bet this'll be the worst Black Friday in retail for some time.