Hello friends! I don’t know what happened, but life is suddenly busier than usual and I haven’t had time to write reviews or tweet (I blame work). But lots is happening book-wise.
I volunteered for this year’s conference and ended up writing a huge post about book adaptations that were filmed in Canada, as well as a last minute post about reading short stories. But this is when things started to get busy and I didn’t participate in the daily topics or Twitter chats like I planned. However, I did get to know some new-to-me bloggers which was great.
I scored free tickets to see Diana Gabaldon on June 20th. I was planning to also watch the new Outlander adaptation which premieres on August 9th, so now I think reading Outlander is a must.
The Estella Project, Season 2
I had no intention of signing up for yet another reading challenge, but this challenge looked so easy and I was already planning to read some of the books on the list (Outlander, for example). For the Estella Project, Season 2, you simply have to read 1-3 books on their summer reading list between now and September and link-up a review. As a bonus, you could win a book or ecard of up to $20 in value.
TLC Book Tours
Since I started this blog, I noticed that other bloggers often participate in book tours, so I signed up with TLC to see if it would be something I enjoyed. Even though I agreed to read Lemonade Revealed in March, I didn’t actually get a copy of the book until four days before my review was supposed to be posted! Of course, TLC gave me an extension, but I managed to read and review the book (it’s short) in a week.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Still chipping away at this Russian classic and realize it might take me longer than the summer to get through this book. Right now Prince Andrew Bolkonski has joined the war against France led by his man-crush, Napoleon Bonaparte. The battleground is Austria, the Russians have lost some strategic battles and Prince Andrew fears the army is starting to unravel.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always monitoring what new books are coming down the pipeline. I loved reading posts by bloggers who attended BEA in New York about books that were promoted at the conference. Some of the books that are now on my radar are The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, The Way Inn by Will Wiles, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, Sweetness #9 by Stephen Eirik Clark, Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
What are you reading? What summer reads do you have planned?