It’s been a whirlwind here the last month. So many going-ons and changes… but the books have remained the same and I have been diligently taking pictures of them for your viewing pleasure… despite some personal highs and lows.
And here they are.
– Simon and Schuster mixed with assorted lovelies –
– Random House amidst assorted lovelies –
– And my favourite of the assorted lovelies… Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano! –
* Not pictured are the dozen books I downloaded in the last two weeks.
So… yeah. It’s been a hell of a month. And I think I have earned that sentiment. The first amazing and wonderful thing… I got married! To a boy. To the Beekeeper, no less. The ceremony was on Bastille Day and it was gorgeous and beautiful. And everything I could have wanted.
And then this happened, and now everything is different. But we carry on, because that’s all we can do.
On the subject of the Lou Tribute – I am starting the ongoing project officially as of now. Any and all who want to read the Lou books with me, and chat about it on the blog, are more than welcomed to join. I plan on picking (or having readers vote) the latest choice for the read. And then we will go from there. This is going to be VERY unscheduled (other than WE ARE READING THIS NOW AND THAT NEXT) simply because I am currently overwhelmed by books AND book group readalongs, so I can only do what I can. However, I still want to do it so I will. And any who want to participate… come along. We’ll share the load together.
The first choice for the book – I can’t decide between reading Dune by Frank Herbert or rereading the Flora Segunda books. Thoughts?
Oh, and I made a GOODREADS SHELF OF LOU BOOKS for the project.
I’ll add to it when I find new titles that seem appropriate. Ideally these are books that Louie recommended to me for years, or I remember him reading, or that I think he would get a kick out of (that he’ll never get to read)… or that he wanted to reread and never will. There are so many books that he wanted to read. For instance, he never read the Harry Potter books. I have, but he hadn’t, and I think that’s a right shame. Also, he listened to The Golden Compass and wanted to get to the rest of them… but alas. So this will be a several book project and I will keep you all updated when a Lou Book is planned.
Also, if anybody wants to be included in a special Lou book e-mailing list, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other than that I am reading many things right now… Many things. I am currently embroiled in Panic by Lauren Oliver, which I am enjoying immensely and a good thing too. Requiem made me doubt my writerly faith in her, but I am restored with this book… especially if she is going where I think she is going. I am also reading The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell, which has a Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe feel to it. And then there is The Thirteenth Tale… and soon I am starting Perfect Ruin… and I got an ARC of Cress this week.
Argh! Kill me now. Or, better yet, just wait for the stack of books to crush me and we’ll be good. Buried under books is not a bad way to go, I imagine.
Other than that… surprisingly all is good. And I am good. And thanks to everyone who has written me privately to express your sympathies for my brother’s death. The emails have been very touching, and I can’t even begin to tell you what they mean to me.
And with that, I am out. What are you reading this week and what are you most looking forward to.
Enjoy your week all!
– Follow the Reader –
Perks 26 July 22 – August 12, 2013