What a week! Pouring rain, high winds and dark nights are drawing in. It’s a sign that Autumn is well and truly underway, which I’m pretty glad about; I’m not really a sun-seeker or a fan of all this hot weather. There are few things I enjoy more than spending a rainy afternoon lost in a good book.
I signed up for Dewey’s 24 hour Read-a-thon on October 18th. I’m really looking forward to this event as it will be the first time I’ve participated. I doubt I’ll be able to manage the full 24 hours, but I’m going to read as much as I can during the day. I’ve been thinking about the best way to document my progress throughout the event. I have a couple of ideas, but will probably opt for one master post which I’ll update regularly.
New To My Shelves This Week:
Can you believe this week only saw one new book come into my life? A book I requested from the library came in.
That said, I’m finally working my way through my massive pile of library books to the point where I no longer feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of loans I have against my library card, so it’s not a bad thing. So, this week’s book is…
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Books I’ve Reviewed This Week:
The Summer Without You by Karen Swan
The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith
Books That Have Caught My Eye This Week (Must find out more):
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – The lovely cover was the first thing to catch my eye. I saw it appearing on a few book blogs and wanted to find out more. The story sounds really enjoyable too, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for this book when it hits the shelves.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl – Everything about this sounds intriguing. I’ve checked the library catalogue and there copies in stock, so I think I’ll put in a request (once I’ve read maybe one or two more books that I already have on loan!).
The Incarnations by Susan Barker – I saw the cover for this book on Twitter and spent a while just looking at the great detail and illustration within that main picture. Reading the blurb the book reminded me of 1Q84, which I really liked, so I can see myself reading this at some stage.
Events I’ve Participated In:
#bookadayuk on Twitter, hosted by Books Are My Bag
I’ll be updating my blog with my first set of books for this during the course of next week.
Other Posts/Summary of Activity on my Blog This Week: