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It feels like so long since I made a Sunday post, yet I’ve only been offline for a week, so it’s not really that long, but doesn’t time fly?
So many days, so many new books have caught my attention, and so many more bookish events are coming up.
Also, FINALLY Autumn is starting to feel like Autumn. It’s much cooler, which is great news.
Dewey’s 24 hour Read-a-thon is coming up on October 18th. I didn’t know whether to sign up as I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to commit to reading, but when I looked into the time differences I believe the official start time for the UK is 1pm. I might give it a go as I’ve never participated in a pretty short event before and it would be a new challenge.
I’ve also been looking around for other read-a-thons to join in with, and am thinking at some point of trying to make some kind of master post with as many events as I can find listed, so that I don’t miss out on anything. (If anyone knows of such a list already in existence please do let me know!).
I’ve seen a Review-a-Thon event too, which I think I’ll have to sign up for next month if I don’t start catching up on my reviews soon.
New To My Shelves This Week:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – I was inspired to get this book when I noticed a comment on someone’s blog saying their library had a request list of well over 300 people! ‘What is this much-sought-after book I’m missing out on?’, I wondered to myself. Now I can find out.
The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith – I do love The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, so I’m really looking forward to this.
The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse – Another one I’m excited about as I’ve read most of Mosse’s other books and always enjoyed them.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – I decided to treat my Kindle to a new book, and I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while, so was pleased when it came up on a price drop website.
Books I’ve Reviewed This Week:
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters – Absolutely loved this book, it was brilliant.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Books That Have Caught My Eye This Week (Must find out more):
Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith – Okay, so it’s not strictly a book to read, but I saw this whilst book shopping a few days ago and couldn’t help but have a look inside. It features ways to encourage you to be creative in the destruction of the pages and the book itself. Very unique, and I would imagine it’s great for relieving stress.
The only problem is, I’m a person who’s totally the opposite to everything this book encourages – I like shiny new covers, and pristine pages which I try to keep in good condition, so who knows how I would tackle this kind of project? It’s an interesting idea though.
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah – I recently decided the time has come to try my first Agatha Christie, as somehow I’ve missed out until now, so, with that in mind my attention was caught when I saw this book on the bookshop shelf, and I would love to read this alongside some of the original Christie novels.
Suspicion by Alexandra Monir – I keep coming across this really eye-catching book cover when I visit other book blogs, and I’ve seen it so often that I’ve become intrigued about the book. Will probably check this out when it’s available.
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts – This is the first book in a trilogy which sounds quite interesting. I’ve read the Inn Boonsboro trilogy by this author and really enjoyed it. It was miles away from the kind of thing in would normally select, but maybe that was what made it so enjoyable.
Events I’ve Participated In:
#bookadayuk on Twitter, which for September was hosted by We Love This Book (more info at this post ).
Earlier this week I posted my second round up of books submitted for this challenge, and here is the link to my first post.
In October the event is being hosted by Books Are My Bag.
For more information visit their Storify site.
I’ll be adding blog entries for my own books for this later in the month.
The Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon ended last week and I really enjoyed participating in that each day.
Here is my initial TBR/Goals post, with daily updates, and here is my final summary, including links to the Daily Challenges I attempted.
Other Posts/Summary of Activity on my Blog This Week:
Top Ten Tuesday – Books on my Fall TBR List
Teaser Tuesday – The Paying Guests
Trees of Reverie TBR Goals/Daily Updates
Trees of Reverie Daily Challenge Part 2
Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon Final Summary
#BookADayUK Part 2
September Monthly Summary