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!


  1. I love the RIP Challenge too and have been waiting for it to be announced, happy reading and enjoy your Sunday :)

  2. I loved Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, and the Little Stranger read-a-long sounds right up my alley. Who is hosting this?

  3. Oh, right, I guess I need to pay better attention, so I don't ask stupid questions. ;-)

  4. I know what you mean about waiting for the RIP Challenge! Hopefully, Carl will make the announcement early. :-) Happy reading!

  5. I think you'll enjoy It. I will also be reading it!

  6. The two books that were picked for you are AWESOME!! I think it's great that you've joined some RAT and getting to those books!

  7. Affinity is my favorite Sarah Waters book. I loved The Little Stranger too though so you've got a great book ahead of you.

    By the way, I love your new blog look. Maybe not new but I'm so behind on catching up with blog visits!

  8. Can't wait to hear what you think about The Little Stranger. I wanted to talk to someone so badly when I was finished reading.

    John Green, sigh.

  9. I also adored Affinity -- totally loved that book. And The Little Stranger is a creepy, spookified piece also. I hope you are enjoying it and I look forward to your review of it.


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