It’s time for me to sit down and plan what’s happening for me this week – bookish and otherwise. There’s a whole lot of “otherwise” this week – the two older kids start swim team so we have 4 hours in the pool plus packing (“where are my goggles!”), drive time and me in the “splash pool” with the two younger ones (my fingers will be prunes!). I’m sure we’ll get into a routine after a few weeks, but I think the first few days of the new schedule might be hectic!
Monday 9/29 - For some reason, The Bangles’ Manic Monday is running through my head right now! It’s only 7 a.m., and I can already see the writing on the wall – it’s going to be “one of those days”! Our newspaper wasn’t delivered yet, and I forgot to run the dishwasher last night! OK, deep breath, think positive!
It’s Banned Books Week! I don’t have any events planned here at She Is Too Fond Of Books, but there are great posts already up on other blogs; click through a few on my blogroll, or enter the Books ‘n Blogs webring to explore. More info on Banned Books Week is at the ALA website.
Here’s some news – I’ve extended the giveaway for Kenny Shopsin’s Eat Me! until October 6 to give everyone ample time to find me at my new online home. Check out the comments on this giveaway, lots of creative ideas!
After pre-school drop-off this morning, I’m heading over to have the oil in my car changed; boring maintenance, but I’ll walk over to Starbucks, and if I can find a seat (it’s a small shop), I’ll re-write my review of Sarah’s Key.
Tuesday 9/30 – Time for Tuesday Thingers! I didn’t have much to say about my favorite authors last week … I’ll try to provide a more interesting post this week!
Since it’s the end of the month, I’ll be posting an update on my volunteer and fundraising efforts for First Book.
Also, I’ll be drawing the winner of the Book Lovers Page-A-Day Calendar for those who are in the running with The Week Ahead entries.
Finally, Tatiana de Rosnay’s spellbinding novel Sarah’s Key releases in paperback today from St. Martins Press. My review file is corrupted, and I’m hoping to cobble a recreation of it together to post on Tuesday.
Thursday 10/2 – The TriCon book group meets to discuss Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto. I first read this novel about five years ago, and absolutely loved it! I’m looking forward to re-visiting it for the book group this week, especially since I hold it as the benchmark against which I (perhaps unfairly) judge all of Patchett’s other work. More about this in my upcoming review of Run.
Saturday 10/4 – I don’t think I can put it off any longer – the kids have been anxious to put up the Halloween/fall decorations; today’s the day!
Sunday 10/5 – Another author event coming up! Joshua Henkin, the book-group-friendly author of Matrimony will be at a local bookstore. My 12-year-old “Little Woman” and I will venture out for the reading and some quality mother-daughter time.
I have a few book-related events to look forward to, a few obstacles to overcome, and a whole lot of time I plan to devote to reading! What’s on your calendar this week? What are you reading? Have you put up your Autumn decorations?