First, I want to thank everyone who joined me in planning The Week Ahead during August and September. I’ve enjoyed keeping up with you all, including:
- Ti at Book Chatter and Other Stuff
- Bree at The Things We Read
- Shannon at Confuzzled Books
- Stephanie at And Life Goes On …
I gave everyone one entry for each The Week Ahead post they wrote during the past two months. The randomly-selected winner of the Book Lover’s Page-A-Day Calendar is …. Bree! Congratulations, Bree! Please send me your mailing address and I’ll get the calendar out to you.
The feedback has been that planning ahead has been useful (I know it helps me stay on track, or at least know where the track is!); keep on doing it, I may run another incentive after the first of the year. Here’s what’s on tap for me this week:
Monday 10/6 - It’s after one o’clock, and I’m just writing my planning post now … enough said!
Tuesday 10/7 - Time for Tuesday Thingers!
Wednesday 10/8 – This week’s Spotlight on Bookstores is a guest post by Shana at Literarily. She’s going to tell us about an independent bookstore with phenomenal author events and great staff recommendations. Something to keep in mind for a rainy day.
Thursday 10/9 – LM4 starts a new afternoon storytime program at our local library. My other kids have no school due to the Yom Kippur holiday, so the whole gang will walk down for some library fun. They’ll probably convince me to stop for hot chocolate or ice cream (weather dependent, this is New England!) before we head home.
Friday 10/10 – And sometime this week, with Friday being my deadline, I plan to post reviews for several books I’ve enjoyed but haven’t yet blogged about. They are: Guernica by Dave Boling, The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean and Run by Ann Patchett. Also, I was fortunate to see Joshua Henkin (Matrimony) at a book reading yesterday; that post is coming up this week, too.
That’s my week in a nutshell … lots of catching up and housekeeping it looks like!