It's Sunday, It's Sunday, a lovely golden Sunday. Ok, I'm typing this on Saturday and I have not had near enough coffee yet for me to even handle me. :)
It's no secret that I adore readalongs. This all started way back when I was having a tough time with blogging and a tough time with reading and just a tough time with life. Ms. Fizzy Jill hosted a readalong of Wuthering Heights and I brushed the dust off of my blogging shoulders and jumped right in. Since then Jill has more or less become a partner (or leader) in crime in terms of readalongs--some good, some bad, some worse (ahem, Brothers K, ahem).
These days about 75% of my reading is made up of readalongs or book club books. Ok, if I'm honest I'll bump that percentage up to about 90%. But there's something fun about reading the same book with others and discussing the contents. Of course it's still fun to read a book I really enjoy, post my thoughts here, and then hope that someone will interact but it's never quite the same as when it's a community effort.
Maybe that's what it is--community? Or insanity. I'm not sure.
So what kind of nonsense have I gotten myself into lately?
IT-ALONG: Jill and Christina tried to offer me up as the
NORTH & SOUTH Readalong: Andi and Heather are hosting a readalong of NOrth and South through the rest of the month. I'm halfway through the book (mostly listening) but haven't had a chance to speak my thoughts yet. Definitely not too late to join!
STEPHEN KING Project: And because I've already read one Stephen King and will read another (It), why not join the Stephen King Project hosted by Natalie and Kathleen. Trust me, I would have never guessed I'd be signing up either. Not sure if I'll do anything after IT--maybe just short stories or a novella?
In October Ms. Fizzy Jill and I have something up our sleeves, TBA and after that I think I might need a big break, but Melissa (Avid Reader) and I have already discussed Vanity Fair and many suggestions came up in the comments of my Classics Club post from last week.
Whew! And this doesn't include the two book clubs that I participate in monthly. Double Whew!
Are you a readalonger or do you prefer to go it solo?
What's on your agenda today? Scott and I have been tearing the house apart trying to get rid of some of the build up. It means that my lovely colored to-do list you might have seen on twitter is not getting many things checked off. But I keep thinking that life will be so much smoother without the clutter? Wishful thinking, I'm sure.