Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Sunday Salon: Read-a-longs
Good morning everyone! It is nice and gloomy outside this morning which means that it will be perfect laundry weather. Yeah, I said it. Laundry weather. How fun do you think my Sunday is going to be?? LOL! A few weeks back I posted about blogging changes that I wanted to make. And then I just started back to posting a bit more regularly but didn't really mention those changes again. But folks, I HAVE been changing. And doing it by going overboard, Sam style, as usual.
First, I joined in officially for the IT-a-long. Yep, I'm gearing up to read IT by Stephen King. And since it has already started I'm sure that I'm a bit behind. But the book is waiting for me at the library now. I just need to gather up my wits and go grab it. It can't be THAT bad, right??? Now normally that would be enough for just about anyone but I never do anything without overdoing it so I kept my eyes open for other read-a-longs and challenges as I waited impatiently for Carl's RIP Challenge to be announced. (C'mon September 1st already) And guess what I found.....
A read-a-long for The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters!!! I adored Affinity when I read it last year and have been chomping at the bit to read this book. But I have been saving it for the RIP Challenge and now this. How perfect! I already have this one on my shelves and cannot wait to read it. And I'm even more excited because I will be able to discuss this one with other readers as I read it. I'm SO COMPLETELY EXCITED about reading this book and participating in the read-a-long that it is a bit ridiculous but there you have it.
In the midst of all of these read-a-longs I have been more active than usual in some of the Goodreads book groups that I belong to. And through these I have signed up for 3 (yes, I just said three) TBR list reads. For two of them, my partner will pick a book off of my TBR list for me to read. One of the books that has already been chosen for me is Looking For Alaska by John Green. I haven't found out who my partner is for the other challenge like that. For the other group, I'm doing a buddy read on Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Both books are ones that have been on my TBR list forever so I'm excited to finally get the push to read them. Then add to this all of the books that I want to read for the RIP Challenge and I am already shaking my head. I just may have overdone it this time. But so many good books and fun to be had in my future.
Alright, I'm off to get that laundry done. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!