Something horrible has happened.
My 4-month-old, never been dropped or assaulted with water MacBook recently died. Frozen on the gray screen of death (apparently the PC's blue screen of death is gray for Macs, BTW).
What. The. **** (insert which ever four-letter word you think appropriate).
I took my beloved laptop to the Apple store the other day and they said there's something wrong with the hard drive and the only way to fix it is to clear it and start it over.
I don't have anything backed up.
I wasn't too concerned at first, because most of the documents I can access again through my sent mail on gmail or here. I luckily didn't have much that I'd written that I couldn't get back from elsewhere.
I was upset about it, of course, but I could handle it.
I was texting Sister and explaining what happened and realized...
I had a lot of really important stuff saved in the little yellow notepad thinggy that I will lose.
Important stuff like:
My TBR list, that had something like 50 books on it
Some brainstorming ideas for my novel (that I get to FINALLY start writing in just over 2 weeks!)
Ideas I've had for other books
And some other stuff that I don't remember but feel sure was important
Again, I say: ****!
The only good thing in all of this is that because the computer was only 4 months old, it is still covered in the warranty, so I don't have to pay anything.
One of the most frustrating parts, you know, besides losing everything from the past 4 months? They couldn't even really tell me what happened! Just that hard drives have moving parts and it's common for them to get messed up. What?
And the only thing I can do to try to prevent it from happening again is to not get it wet (DUH!) and to power it down when I move it.
Moral of the story:
BACK EVERYTHING UP!!!
I should have learned that lesson 8 months ago when my iPhone got wet and I'd never backed anything up and I lost everything. But no, I didn't learn my lesson.
I'm going to get either a 32 GB thumb drive thing or an external hard drive and back that thing up like there's no tomorrow.
Please do the same, dear readers. I would hate for anyone else to lose stuff like I did.
But, what I need from you is this:
What books should I add to my new TBR list? There's no way I can remember them all, so tell me what your favorite books are, or books that you are excited to read so I can start over.
Thank you in advance!