Fall!!!! Doesn’t it seem like basically everyone loves fall? It’s everywhere. You can’t escape it. Perhaps it’s just that we’re all getting tired of the summer heat and are looking for a bit of change? I always loved going back to school in the fall and the excitement over new classes, new teachers, and new office supplies. Yes, really–I love office supplies. Since my girls are too little for “back to school” and I’m in an office year round, I’ll take my fall kicks where I can get them.
Luckily there are ALL SORTS of excellent fall events happening around the blogisvere. Most of these are blog/bookish related, but I’ll just go ahead and put in a plug for Pin it and Do it. You know, because it’s my blog and I’m super excited (also super excited for all of you who are super excited about its return). So…here we go!
Sept 17-20 | Bloggiesta
Bloggiesta is a long-weekend blog sprucing up party complete with mini-challenges and twitter chats. I love this event because there is so much support available! I’ve already begun amassing my own questions (like how can I add a link for comments at the bottom of my blog in addition to in the post header?). If you’re looking to do any type of blog work/design/brainstorming/draft writing, this is a fun way to do it. Sign-ups are live! I’ll also be hosting a mini-challenge on post templates–it’ll be live on Wednesday.
Pin it and Do it
Sept 21/Oct 19 | Love, Laughter, Insanity (here)
It’s back! It’s back! The premise is a super easy one–find some things that you’ve pinned to Pinterest and do them! This doesn’t have to be crafty–you can make some cookies, do some exercises, tie your scarf a new way or test out a different outfit, buy a product you’ve been pining for, organize that space or clean that fixture. Really–the options are endless! Post anytime, link up on the third Monday of September and/or October. More information here!
R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X
Sept 1-Oct 31 | Estella Society
RIP is the brain child of Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings and is now being hosted on The Estella Society. While I haven’t officially signed up yet, my next event on the list will fit in perfectly. I’m also planning to read/listen to Dracula by Bram Stoker in October and maybe squeeze in a few other creepy reads during the month. I’m also wondering if The X-Files might count for the watching portion (nope…this isn’t just a book challenge! There are all sorts of categories!). Sign-ups are live!
Salem’s Lot Readalong
October | Avid Reader’s Musings
The details are coming soon, but mark your calendars to read Salem’s Lot by Stephen King during the month of October. Melissa, Care, and I will be your batty hostesses (though all blog type linky stuff will be on Melissa’s blog). But if you’ve ever wanted to join a Kingalong…here’s your chance! Scary is more fun when read with friends. We’ll be using #SalemAlong on social media.
A More Diverse Universe
Oct 4-17 | Book Lust
One of my favorite events and I’m so glad that Aarti is hosting it again! The rules for A More Diverse Universe (aka #Diversiverse) are simple–read a book by a person of color and talk about it between October 4-17th. Please sign up for this important event! And think you’ll have to read outside of your comfort zone to join along (like that’s a bad thing)–Aarti has all sorts of tips on her blog for suggestions on what to read.
October 17 | 24 Readathon
Can I get a Readathon! Readathon! Readathon!? It has been years since I’ve been able to really participate in THE 24 hour readathon and I’m planning on kicking everyone out of the house so that I can fully participate. Skittle pompoms and all. Cheering. Reading. Blogging. Vlogging. Oh…be prepared for Readathon Trish. Sign-ups aren’t live yet, but you can bet I’ll be stalking that website until they’re live. And no, you don’t have to participate for all 24 hours (this pregnant mama needs her sleep), but even if you can only participate for a little here and there this is one event you do NOT want to miss.
WHO’S EXCITED?? I mean, not just for the Readathon, but for All the Fun Fall Events! Or just fall in general. Or maybe you’re counting down the days until Christmas. Since it’s my due date, I’m constantly reminded how quickly that day will come (about 15 weeks if you’re curious).
Are there any other fall events you’re looking forward to?
In other news…
Books Recently Finished: Since Sense and Sensibility (say that 10 times fast), I haven’t finished anything on paper. I did finish Packing for Mars by Mary Roach on audio, though.
New Books in the House: My dad and stepmom are downsizing so I stole a copy of To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and My Life in France by Julia Child off their shelves. Hey–at least it was only two books and they were both free?
New Books on my E-Reader: Stupid Daily Deals. Because I have very weak will-power, I added The Son by Phillipp Meyer, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, and Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson. Any of these I need to actually read this decade? Because my track record of reading books soon after purchasing isn’t so hot.
Books on the Nightstand: I’m slowly reading through American Gods by Neil Gaiman and enjoying it. Speaking of purchase to read time ratio, I purchased this book three years ago…the replace the falling apart mass market version I purchased a few years before that. So sad Trish, so sad. I’m also listening to Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. It’s also very good, but thankfully different enough for me to enjoy two fiction books at once.
What’s going on in your reading world lately? Anything excellent on your nightstand?