Friday, August 16, 2013

Community Rocks! Join in This Stuff!

Oooh y'all. There's some real good stuff shaking in the blogosphere, and you'll have to forgive my shameless plugging. Starting....NOW!

The Estella Society will be hosting a readalong of The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, in conjunction with this year's RIP VIII reading event!!! Heather and I are SO EXCITED to host this readalong, and I hope you'll join us along the way!

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This weekend is the much-anticipated (by me, how about you?) Dog Days of Summer Readathon! It's a weekend of relaxed nostalgia reading and Tweeting (#ddsummer). I am still waffling over my stack. And I hate to be boring, but I bet you anything I'll continue with the reading plans I already had in place for this month. Here's why...

The Sparrow makes me nostalgic for Yahoo! Groups. I met some of the most wonderful people (who blog! Still!) back in those groups. Namely, when I think of this book, I think of Les. She's the first person I remember posting about it. 

Travels with My Aunt, or Graham Greene in general, makes me nostalgic for my graduate school years. My friend Elise and I totally geeked out watching Donnie Darko, and I immediately read the Greene short story mentioned in the movie..."The Destructors." It remains a fave story, and it was one of those "aha!" moments when all of our studies and our new literary language came together in one big outburst. And there was wine. So fun! And since then I've read more Greene, and every time I think of that evening. 

Finally, The Sea of Monsters just reminds me of being a kid. I loved magical adventure books, and I adored mythology. DONE!

Soooo, yeah. Sorry if it's a boring "already seen it" kind of list, but I really wanna read these books! And I shall. I tell you, I shall. 

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