Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Salon - September 9

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.

This week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week. As usual, there will be interviews, guest posts, and a lot of talk about what makes bloggers tick. Later this month, bloggers world-wide will come together to work on their blogs and support each other during 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!

Sadly, I'm going to miss one of my favorite things to do in the fall as a reader, the Omaha Lit Fest. I can't tell you how bummed I am about that, especially now that I've seen the authors who are coming.

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.

The first week in October marks two events I'm looking forward to: 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?


  1. WHa?! BBAW is this week? oh my, I'm so behind. It IS a bizzybizzy month/time of year. I really need to go sign up for RIP.

  2. I liked Broken Harbor, very atmospheric.

  3. SO many things going on this fall! And here I was looking forward to a quiet September. I'm taking November and December off of reading. ;) Must work on quilts.

    I think you'll really like Unbroken--I've listened to it twice (second time for book club).

    Hope you guys had some cool air this weekend. Can't imagine no AC right now!

  4. So sorry about your a/c. I'm hoping your temps decrease quickly.
    I'm looking forward to R.I.P. VII and hope to join in The Little Strangers readalong. I opted out of BBAW this year but am looking forward to Dewey's readathon come October.

    I'm interested to read your thoughts on Broken Harbor. I've read some 'interesting' reviews!

    I hope you have a good week.

  5. Looking forward to your Fall Feasting posts! Hope the weather cools down for you soon.
    I've got one or two books from the library which I may get to start on this week one of which is Paganini's Ghost - Paul Adam (a thriller set in Italy).

  6. I'm listening to Faithful Place and will be moving on to Broken Harbor for the RIP Challenge. I want to do the Frightfall Read-a-Thon too and perhaps Dewey this year.

    I am so happy the temps are coming down too.

  7. I'm kind of bummed. BBAW kind of snuck up on me this year, and I just don't think I'll have the time to participate. However, I'm quite excited for the 24 hour readathon. When it gets to this time of year, I find I'm always craving it long before the date is even posted!

  8. Between football and the weather, my reading has definitely decreased over the past few weeks. My participation in BBAW is going to be severely limited this year too. I haven't even looked at the calendar for the readathon, and I'm not certain I want to know what it holds for me. I'm sure I have something that day which will prevent me from participating yet again.

  9. No air conditioner?? I'm sorry!! It's cooled right off here in Michigan. As soon as the sun goes down you need a sweatshirt, but I'm not complaining as I love the fall weather!!! Sorry you're going to miss one of your favorite events!! The Frightfull RAT sounds fun and like you, I am looking forward to Dewey's RAT!!

  10. I didn't even know it was BBAW. I am so out of the loop sometimes with that stuff.

    I am loving the football though!