I am a homebody. Given the choice to go out or stay in, I will choose to stay in, especially if there is a book calling my name. I reckon I will be even more of a hermit this October with all the read-alongs and online book clubs I’ve decided to participate in this month. I know it is a bit last minute, but anyone care to join me?
~I know I said I wasn’t going to participate in the Meet Me At Mikes book club this time around, but I lied. It’s been years since I read Jane Eyre and I am thoroughly enjoying revisiting Thornfield Hall.
~Have you been hearing a lot about “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”? It seems to be popping up on recommending reading lists everywhere as of late and if you want to discover what all the fuss is about, might I suggest joining the book club in the Pink of Perfection forums? I tried to place a hold on one of the copies from my library and discovered there were 95 people ahead of me. Wow! I suppose I’ll just have to buy my own copy now.
~Infinite Summer was such a success, the community has decided to continue on with more read-alongs, hurray! Quite appropriately, we are reading Dracula during the month of October. I’ve never read this classic, so I’m really looking forward to the discussions and commentaries.
~(Right, I know this isn’t related to books, but this is the last day you can sign up and I wanted to let you know about it. Okay? Okay.) Do you like getting mail? Are you intrigued by the idea of a crafty pen-pal? Quick! Join the Meet Me At Mikes crafty pen-pals swap! My best friend and I started out as pen pals over 10 years ago, so you never what kind of person you could meet.
Finally, apparently the first week in October is Buy a Friend A Book week. It’s pretty self explanatory: buy a friend a book for no other reason other than books and friends are awesome. That is an idea I can get behind.