Saturday, September 8, 2012

I'm a joiner!

One of the best things about the blogging community is the multitude of opportunities it affords to participate with other avid readers in fun, bookish goodness. I haven't been able to participate in many of these over the past couple of years, but recently a few have caught my attention, and I'm going to try to join in with some of my fellow readers again.

The Estella Society is hosting a readalong of Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, to coincide with the annual RIP Challenge. This book has been on my radar for a while, and this seemed like a great chance to try it out. I will be listening to it on audio, and checking in at The Estella Society website to participate in the group discussion.

Kristen, from We Be Reading, in conjunction with the Estella Society, is hosting the Top 100 Chapter Books Read-Along. She will be choosing 2 books per month from the list of Top 100 Chapter Books, and posting her thoughts about them as she reads. I'm not sure I will be able to get TWO books per month - that might be a stretch considering my current reading time - but I would love to be able to read at least one per month along with her. I participated in Poe Fridays, which Kristen hosted a couple of years ago, and it was a lot of fun. I'm excited to take another literary journey with her! Our first read is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and I'll be posting my thoughts around the 15th of the month.

Aarti from Booklust is hosting the A More Diverse Universe blog tour - the short version is, bloggers are encouraged to read and blog about one book in the speculative fiction genre written by a person of color. I highly encourage you to read her intelligent and persuasive post here, which explains why this is such an important call to readers.

I plan to read Fledgling by Octavia Butler.

If you enjoy reading in the speculative fiction genre, I encourage you to join us in reading works by authors of color this month!

And, of course, next week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I'm hoping to be able to participate in the interview swap, and as many of the daily blogging posts as possible. This is always a great week of celebrating the blogging community that has been so kind and welcoming to me, and I enjoy being a part of it each year.

So, that should keep my busy, at least for a month or so!

1 comment:

Kristen M. said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you're joining the Chapter Book challenge! Luckily, being children's chapter books, many of them will take an afternoon to read. I'm still worrying a bit about committing to 100 books though when I'm just starting number two tonight. ;) Is this your first read of The Wizard of Oz?