Fall is for All the Fun Events

Posted 13 September, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook / 17 Comments

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All the Fun Fall Events


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)

Autumn 2015 Pin it and Do it Challenge

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

Salem's Lot Readalong

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

Diversiverse 2015

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

Dewey's 24 Hour 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…

Sunday Bookish Funday


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?


17 Responses to “Fall is for All the Fun Events”

  1. Nice overview of lots of things going on, Trish. I probably won’t be doing much with any unless my laptop gets fixed. I’m writing from my wife’s this morning, but it’s not my first choice. As for reading, I only read one book this last week: Black Water Rising by Attica Locke, and it was pretty good, at least good enough that I want to read more by her. So hopefully soon.

  2. I LOVE that there are so many fun bookish events during Fall. I probably won’t participate in any this year but it’s still nice to follow along. I’d love to do a readathon, but I won’t attempt it. I’m hoping that I can do the Diversiverse event, but I am yet to read a POC book so far since I’ve just been grabbing what catches my fancy at the library and POC books get very little publicity as is.

  3. I’m doing A More Diverse Universe and RIP. I always plan for Dewey but somehow never manage it! I’m also doing Ada Lovelace Day and Sherlockian month (October). It’s going to be a busy few months :)

  4. I am a big fan of Fall…and it does represent beginnings for me, due to the back-to-school stuff, which are no more in my household…but I still love the nostalgia the season evokes.

    I love Bloggiesta, too, and I’m so excited about starting another one. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I haven’t actually read for Dewey’s Readathon in ages, either tending to be away that day or committing just to some half-baked cheerleading, so I’m looking forward to this one, because I think I might actually *read* again. Also, it’s my first Readathon living solo, so fewer distractions, too, I hope!

    Those daily deals on e-books always get me, too. I can’t resist a book I’ve heard good things about for $1.99. Unfortunately (?) I’ve heard a lot of good things about a lot of books which is leading to a full Kindle that I rarely actually read on. Whomp whomp. LOL!

  6. Kay

    Wow, there is a lot going on. I’m doing the RIPX thing. Mysteries, horror, eery, scary – count me in. And I’m also planning on reading ‘Salem’s Lot again. The first time was almost 40 years ago. Now that’s a scary thought! Have a good week, Trish!

  7. Thanks for rounding up all the events. Excellent reminders! School and office supplies are a major addiction in my household too. Keep my daughter and I away from those types of stores. On the original Adventure List we created together, one of the items was to spend up to $100 without thought at Office Max. We did it on my birthday. So much fun!

    I loved The Girl on the Train. It gets mixed reviews. People either love it or hate it. I thought it was suspenseful.

  8. Thanks for linking all the fall goodness! One to add is I will be hosting the Banned Book Week again – Sept. 27 -Oct 3. Details and super cool meme pic are on my site.

  9. You can’t see it at the moment but I’m doing a Trish-is-Readathoning!! dance right now. I’ve totally missed you the past few times! I think we started really talking during a readathon so it never feels the same without you there. :)

  10. I am considering Readathoning. It’s been a long time and I’m sure that my household would cooperate. RIGHT? Maybe I need a hotel room for it.

  11. THANK YOU for this roundup! You reminded me of some really good ones that had slipped through the cracks for me.

  12. So many fun events! I’m already participating in your Pin It Do It event (and I’m making great progress!) and I’ve been considering RIP, but I’m not sure yet. Hopefully I can get some time in during the read-a-thon … maybe I can convince the husband to take the boy out that day.

    I’m so glad that Canadians don’t get the daily deals … lol. I’m sure I’d be buying them all, too!

  13. Beth

    Goodness, I’m tired just looking at that list! As someone is in incapable of keeping up with anything in the blogosphere anymore, I salute you. :)

    The Girl on the Train was given to me by someone who RAVED about it and I ended up hating it. So that’s probably not much help, but it’s definitely a polarizing book.