Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Read Your Own Books Read-A-Thon

Bibliophilic Book Blog is hosting a Read Your Own Books Read-A-Thon.

As indicated by my lack of posts, I have not been able to read much (for pleasure) lately. With school starting, it has been textbooks - blah! But seeing that this read-a-thon is  Thursday through Sunday, it's perfect for me (my weekend begins on Thursdays -- oh the joys of being a full-time student again!)

Read your OWN books! (what a great way to trim down the TBR list!)
Starts - 9pm, Thursday, September 15th; Ends 9pm, Sunday, September 18th

Goals: In order to "catch-up" in some of my other challenges, I hope to read at least one gothic novel, one Shakespearean play, and possibly something with a "color" in the title (if I have one. . .)

Dracula Group Read

I am so excited to see that A Literary Odyssey is hosting an October Group Read of this novel. It has been on my list for years! This is also a grand excuse for unpacking more of my books. . . my husband will be thrilled! : )

1. Read the Book
2.  Post anywhere from October 16-22 & Link back to host page

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Radleys by Matt Haig

Wow, it has been toooo long since I've posted. However, I have been reading -- Surprise!! Many readers are so over the vampire novels, but I'm still checkin' 'em out from the library. There are many that I could not finish; however, I recently came across one that I thoroughly enjoyed. 

I was first attracted to this novel because of the title. I felt sure this would be a spin off of To Kill a Mockingbird and enlighten readers on the mysterious Boo and his family. Although it had nothing to do with Harper's novel per say, it was indeed about a mysterious family with a big, juicy secret. 

Meet the Radleys 

Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in an English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret 

From one of Britain’s finest young novelists comes a razor-sharp unpicking of adulthood and family life. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain – and lose – when we deny our appetites - from goodreads

More posts coming sooooonnnnn!!!!!