Random bookish thoughts for today's Sunday Salon:
-- When I saw this post at Heather J's blog the other day, I thought, "Oh, yeah. I DID say I'd read that book, didn't I!" But of course no libraries nearby had it, and neither did the book store! What is up with that? So I've done yet another Amazon order. The order includes Drood too, since the book store also didn't have that one, and I just think I need to read it, and I was sick of renewing it at the library. So anyway, I also signed up to try Amazon Prime so I could get them both fast. But I'll probably cancel it at month's end. Do you use Amazon Prime?
-- The book I'm reading with Heather? Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. It's about time for a Gaskell kind of book. I'm excited. Are you a fan of Elizabeth Gaskell?
-- Catching Fire this week? It was wonderful. Loved it. Review to come later. Have you read it yet?
-- Is it nearly time for BBAW? Next week, right? Wow. Are you participating?
-- Next week will also be the kick off of a new year of reading for my F2F book club. Very excited to get going on that. Do you have a F2F club that you love?
-- I got an ARC from Angela Morrison this week, who's first book, Taken by Storm, I totally loved! So excited to read this new one too, called Sing Me To Sleep. But it doesn't come out until March. So when is it the right time to review it? I have a vague memory of a discussion about this, but I can't remember the outcome.
--Anyway, she also sent a signed copy of Taken By Storm for me to give away here. I'm so very excited about this. Stay tuned for details soon. And please enter! My giveaways have been sort of pathetic in the past, which has discouraged me from totally embracing the giveaway experience, but you can all prove me wrong this time! Will you enter a giveaway for a wonderful, intensely emotional, YA romance type book?
-- Oh, guess what I get to start planning this week? Book fair at the elementary school! This will be my ninth year (I think anyway, I've lost track) year doing it. Only two years left until my youngest is gone from that school and I hand it all over to those with younger kids. Will it be a sad day or a happy day? Do you support your school's book fair?
-- I spent several hours this weekend helping up at the big storytelling event in our neck of the woods. One day I drove shuttle vans (from parking lots to the site) and one day I drove golf carts (within the venue itself.) It was really lots of fun. Then on Saturday evening, we went to one of the performances, and that was lots of fun too. The event was celebrating it's 20th anniversary, and it's come from a small gathering in a backyard, to a huge nationally known storytelling festival. Have you ever been to a storytelling festival?
Okay, so. I guess that's enough ponderings for one post. Have a lovely rest-of-the-weekend, and enjoy the day off tomorrow if you get one!