It’s actually a fairly quiet week, bookish and otherwise, on my calendar this week. That’s a relief, because I can already feel the frenzy of the holiday season around the corner, and it will be nice to relax a bit and catch up on “things” around here! Of course, now that I’ve said that, my week will likely fill up quickly!
Tuesday 11/11 – Veterans Day – (in the United States) a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I to honor U.S. veterans and victims of all wars. Did you know, the holiday is commonly misprinted as Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day in calendars and advertisements.
It’s a school holiday, so the kids and I are taking a little field trip. We’re meeting friends from Connecticut roughly midway for lunch at a spot I’ve been eyeing for years; it will be a future Spotlight on Bookstores post.
Tonight our neighborhood book group, Rev Road Readers on my calendar, meets to discuss Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road (reviewed here). It’ll be interesting to compare and contrast the suburbia of Yates’ Revolutionary Road with our own.
It’s the day for Tuesday Thingers and Teaser Tuesdays (what’s next – Teaser Thingers?)
Wednesday 11/12 – Last day to join Joyce Hinnefeld (In Hovering Flight) in her Author Chat at LibraryThing.
Diana Spechler, author of Who By Fire, will give us a Spotlight on Bookstores post for a spot in Greenwich Village.
Thursday 11/13 – preschool story time this afternoon. Last week’s theme was dogs, I wonder what today will bring?
Friday 11/14 – Any fans of Wally Lamb should click on this link to find out how to get tickets to Lamb’s only scheduled Boston-area appearance to promote I Know This Much is True (oops!) The Hour I First Believed. He’ll be at the Coolidge Corner Theater, sponsored by Brookline Booksmith. I’m unable to make it ; if you go, please tell us about the evening!
Today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a copy of Delaune Michel’s The Safety of Secrets.
Also the last day to join Christopher Meeks in his LibraryThing Author Chat. Read my review of Months and Seasons, one of his short fiction collections.
Saturday 11/15 – Winner of The Safety of Secrets announced.
Our local Borders is having a Twilight movie release party tonight, and LW12 has indicated that she HAS TO be there; there will be a sneak peek at the movie, a quote contest, and character charades. There may be one at the Borders near you, check their website. Here’s a coupon for a free treat when you buy a 20 oz. drink.
Do you enjoy watching books-to-movie films? Any favorites? My general rule-of-thumb is to read the book first, then see the movie, do you follow this?