Did you know that the Insatiable Booksluts are hosting a group read of V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic in honor of Lifetime’s new movie adaptation of said book? Well, we are!
Head over to our #SlutsInTheAttic group read announcement for all the info, and to grab the fantastic #SlutsInTheAttic banner and button that our wonderful Susie made for the event.
This is going to be a super fun readalong!
I am seated in an office, surrounded by heads and bodies. My posture is consciously congruent to the shape of my hard chair. This is a cold room in University Administration, wood-walled, Remington-hung, double-windowed against the November heat, insulated from Administrative sounds by the reception area outside, at which Uncle Charles, Mr. deLint and I were lately received. I am in here. And so begins my participation in Summer of Jest. I wasn’t going to participate. I have so much […]
I don’t usually write a “reading plans” post, but I thought it would be nice to highlight the awesome book clubs and read-alongs that I take part in every month. Rather than write a post for each one individually, I’m going to start writing one post at the beginning of every month that acknowledges them all. Project Read All Of Atwood I’m still going strong on Dog Ear Discs‘ “Project Read All Of Atwood.” This month’s book is Life Before Man, […]
Puttin’ the Blog in Balrog — The Readalong Back in June, a group of us started reading The Lord of the Rings as a project hosted by SJ of Snobbery. “Puttin’ the Blog in Balrog,” as SJ named it, began with The Hobbit on June 23rd and ended with The Return of the King on August 11th. I’m not sure I can put into words what a wonderful experience this was for me. It had been at least 20 years […]
It’s time to put the blog in Balrog, baby! Today kicks off the Lord of the Rings (re)readalong being hosted by sj of Snobbery, and I am really excited about this one. My introduction to this series came in the form of cartoon movies that I watched with my dad when I was a little kid. Then I read the books when I was ten-eleven-twelve (I can’t remember exactly). I haven’t read the series since then, so I’m going to […]
Today is Bloomsday, the day on which Joyce’s Ulysses is based (the protagonist’s name is Leopold Bloom, hence Bloomsday). In honor of this day, O of Délaissé is hosting a readalong of this book (or any other of Joyce’s works, in case interested readers aren’t ready to dive into Ulysses). I am going to attempt to read Ulysses. I’m sure I won’t be able to get through the entire thing in a day, but I’m going to do what I […]
Good afternoon, folks! I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and a relaxing Sunday so far. Before I get into what’s going on in my reading world over the next few weeks, I’d like to take a minute and thank all of the wonderful people at Armchair BEA for a fantastic event last week. I had so many great people visit my blog, and I found so many great blogs to add to my reader. I had a lot […]
Yesterday, Brenna of Literary Musings blogged about her favorite book blogs (which you should really check out because there are some really great blogs listed there). I was only familiar with three of the blogs on her list, so I checked out the rest and added them to my RSS reader. One of those blogs is Dog Ear Discs, and Brenna mentioned that he had started a project to read all of Margaret Atwood’s fiction (novels and short fiction collections). Be […]
So. Let’s talk about Toni Morrison for a moment, shall we? Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison has a new novel coming out in May, which I reviewed here yesterday. In honor of Morrison’s forthcoming novel, the good folks at Book Riot have declared May 8th “Toni Morrison Day,” and they have a bunch of great stuff planned for their site leading up to this new reading holiday. To prepare for Toni Morrison Day, Rebecca of The Book […]
Today is the last day of the Transcendentalist Event that Jill from A Room of One’s Own was nice enough to host for us. I read two books out of everything I wanted to read, but I am going to continue my reading of the Transcendentalists until the end of the year. So more posts to come. Right now I’m finishing up Robert Bly’s The Winged Life: The Poetic Voice of Henry David Thoreau, and then I’ll be moving on […]