Sunday, September 9, 2012
Not much reading done at Casa Shepp this past week - our air conditioner has blown its last blast of cooling air and I'm here to tell you that it was too hot in my house much of the week to focus. Thank heavens the temps are going down some. With football season now in full swing, that's going to cut into my reading time as well. Nevertheless, I have high hopes for my reading and blogging this fall.
Bloggiesta. And coming in October, one of my favorite things, Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon.You and I both know, after all of the times I've done this one, that there's no way I'm going to stay awake reading for 24 hours and stay focused for that time I am awake. But that never stops me from trying every six months!
Throughout September and on into October, I'll continue to read for R.I.P. VII (Readers Imbibing Peril). Also in October and throughout November, I'm going to be doing my Fall Feasting reading again - the books I'm going to read in these months will, for the most part, be tied into food. I've got some books lined up for that I'm really looking forward to, some that I've been wanting to read for a while and a couple that have only recently landed in my mailbox, including Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee from Quirk Books.
Seasons of Reading's "Frightfall Read-a-thon" (and since I'm reading scary books already for R.I.P. VII, this one should be easy, right?) and "Jump On The Banned Wagon" hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I don't know that I'll have time to read a banned book before that week but I'll definitely be going on a rant against book banning again!
This week I'll finish Tana French's Broken Harbor and start either Sarah Water's The Little Stranger for the R.I.P. readalong or Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken for the Omaha Bookworms September meeting. How did I manage to "need" to read so many long books this month?? I'm going to have to work in some short stories for R.I.P. to mix things up a bit. Hello there, Angela Carter and Mr. Poe!
What are you reading this week?