Friday, April 17, 2009

Busy Book Week!


Tick...tick...tick...we're down to mere hours now, regarding Dewey's Readathon. Although my participation is on the half-assed side this time, I still can't help but feel that frisson of excitement. A soupcon of pleasure. Why am I lapsing into French?

Anyway, my plan is to bookend the Readathon with stints of cheerleading at the beginning and end, and make a short appearance sometime in the middle before I run off to book group. I'll do my best; where are my pom-poms?


After the Readathon, it's only a few more hours until the 2009 Pulitzers are announced on April 20th. I'm laughably bad at guessing who will win the fiction award, so here goes again: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. No, I haven't read it. Yes, I know Oprah chose it for her club. It's just a feeling I have.

The following weekend will find me visiting Talya's book group, so I must hurry and read their selection -- Shanghai Baby by Wei Hui.

Right now, I'm reading A Gentle Madness by Nicholas Basbanes. I love it. It's like the siren call. Could collecting ever completely take over reading in my life? Is there a deep-seated reason for my blog title? You're going to get a long and involved review of AGM, I promise. So brace yourselves.

8 comments:

Eva said...

I didn't get along with A Gentle Madness as well as you, just because I'm not a book collector at all, and reading about so many of them definitely confirmed that! :)

Heather J. said...

Did you find a new book club to join already?! You did have to leave your last one when you moved, right? I hope your visit with this new club works out well. :)

Jess said...

Can't wait for the AGM review!

thatsthebook said...

What's this? A new book club? When did this happen? Give me all the details.

bkclubcare said...

I borrowed silver pompons from a neighbor! now, I just gotta figure out how to do a vlog...

Bybee said...

Eva,
I can't see the massive amounts of money for books, but the planning and execution of collecting thrilled me.

Heather,
No, I still belong to the other book group. I've just wanted to get to know bookworm Talya better.

Jess,
I took notes while writing, so I hope the review's not too lengthy.

Aaron,
This would be a second book club...I've kind of let my book club madness run amok. There's more to tell...meet you on Facebook...

Care,
Shake your groove thing, shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah...sorry, getting a little too much into the spirit of the thing!!

Literate Housewife said...

Thanks so much for your support! I'm curious to hear what you think of Edgar. My participation right now is light. I'll be ready to go, go, go at 9:30PM EST. Go read-a-thoners!

♔ jessica.marie said...

Yay I love cheerleaders and pom-poms!<3