We haven't fallen off the face of the earth, trust me. I have been super busy with school - finals start in just over 1 week. Currently I've been reading The Bone Woman by Clea Koff (you can see my mom's review of the book here and The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket. Two very different books you can see! I think it may take a while for me to finish either, but as soon as exams are finished, provided Christmas doesn't get in the way, I should get a lot of reading done!
My mom has been wrapped up in a huge mystery book consisting of 3 novels. It's called The Casebook of Constance and Charlie by Kate Wilhelm. Look for her review on that soon -- err, below!!