The first couple weeks of August have come and almost gone. I can hardly believe it. Can we also say bah humbug to scheduled posts being marked “missed schedule”? My absence from the blog was not supposed to be nearly as noticeable as it was.
Anyway…I finished 7 books in July. I haven’t read as many book I usually read in a year. If I continue at the rate that I have been I will probably read just over two books each week, as opposed to three or more in previous years.
- Before I Go To Sleep, by S.J. Watson
- Go The F**k to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach and Richard Cortes
- The Kid, by Sapphire (reviewed for the Blogher Book Club)
- Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles
- The Reservoir, by John Milliken Thompson
- Small Town Sinners, by Melissa Walker
- The End of Everything, by Megan Abbot
I had a few giveaways in the works, and it is time to announce some winners
- Emma at Words and Peace won a copy of For The King, by Catherine Delors.
- Katlin won a copy of Sarah’s Key along with the movie poster.
I also have all of my Agatha Christie winners to announce. I’ll do that soon.
It’s also time to hold another giveaway for BOOK CLUB! These come around so fast. This month on Tuesday, August 23rd, we will be discussing Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall here on Linus’s Blanket. Next month at Jen’s blog, we will be discussing The Memoirs of Little K, by Adrienne Sharp.
About the book: Exiled in Paris, the frail, elderly Mathilde Kschessinska sits down to write her memoirs. A lifetime ago, she was the vain, ambitious, impossibly charming prima ballerina assoluta of the tsar’s Russian Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg. Kschessinska’s riveting storytelling soon thrusts us into a world lost to time: that great intersection of the Russian court and the Russian theater. Through Kschessinska’s memories of her own triumphs and defeats, we witness the stories that changed history, from the seething beginnings of revolution to the end of a grand, decadent way of life that belonged to the nineteenth century. Based on fact, The True Memoirs of Little K is “an engrossing tale of love, loss, and history” (The Wichita Eagle).
To participate in the August BOOK CLUB, please fill out this form by noon tomorrow, Monday, August 15. All information will be discarded if you aren’t selected to receive a copy of the book. Your mailing address will be used to mail the book to you should you be selected as a winner. Only those selected as winners will be contacted by email.