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This Sunday, as I slowly recover from the ewwy cold that seems to be going around, I have a few miscellaneous things to share!

First, I’ve recently set up shop on Tumblr. I’m still trying to figure out how, exactly, it works, but I like what I’ve seen so far. I’m calling it Bits of Erin, and it’s less directly bookish than Erin Reads. (Though it’s definitely not book-free…how could it be??) If you’re on Tumblr, come say hi! I know there are lots of people on there, but so far I’ve only found a few. And if you’re not on Tumblr, come say hi anyway; I figured out how to enable Disqus comments for non-Tumblr users!

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Second, I’m quite excited about Reading Buddies this month. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer is amazing, and I’m really enjoying Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese as well. And, since my book group is reading it for early July, I’ve added a less official third book: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell! The Mitchell will probably just get one post in mid July, but if anyone wants to coordinate reading, I’m definitely in. In fact, I’d love to have you along for any of those. I expect they’ll all be interesting to both read and discuss. (Not sure what Reading Buddies is? Find out!)

Third, Enna Isilee of Squeaky Books is hosting a readathon in a couple of weeks! I pretty much can’t resist readathons, and this one happens right after I’ll have turned in a big paper for one of my summer classes. What better way to celebrate?? If you’re interested, the Spring-into-Summer Read-a-thon is happening June 17-18, a total of 36 hours of reading, mini-challenges, and giveaways! Check it out:

That’s it for me for today. I have mountains of work awaiting me. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  • http://bonjourcass.com Cass

    Hope you feel better soon!

    • Erin

      Thanks! I finally seem to be on the upswing, knock on wood. Now to catch up on all the stuff I let slide while I was sick…!

  • http://www.ragingbibliomania.net/ zibilee

    I have heard really good things about Cloud Atlas, but I also have heard that it’s a pretty difficult read. I will be interested to hear what you think of it, and who knows, your opinion may just propel me into reading it too!

    • Erin

      I’ve heard it’s difficult, too. I’m looking forward to discussing with with my book group and any reading buddies who join me, though I’m worried about getting it read in the next month!

  • http://zenleaf.amandagignac.com Amanda

    Glad you’re on Tumblr, though I’ll be following you here too. :)

    • Erin

      Yay! I’m glad *you’re* on Tumblr, so I can follow you there :-)

  • http://www.historyofshe.wordpress.com She

    I hope you really like Cloud Atlas– I feel like there’s pretty good fodder in there for a group read. Also, welcome to Tumblr! I am trying to figure it out on there as well.

    • Erin

      I’m thinking there will be plenty to discuss with Cloud Atlas. I’m glad I’ll have both a book group AND a couple of reading buddies with whom to analyze! Tumblr confuses me…but I’m getting there. Silly learning curve.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qay2GPq7MB8 rainer maria rilke

    I have a tumblr! It’s more a depository for quotes I like when reading rather than a blog proper, but I followed you.

    • Erin

      Yeah, mine won’t be a blog proper either. I like quotes. I keep a book of them. Sometimes I think they help me remember a book better than my summaries and reviews do.

  • http://wormhole.carnelianvalley.com Charlie

    What is it with colds at the moment, it’s summer, very odd! Best of luck for your paper, I agree that a readathon is a good way to celebrate :)

    • Erin

      I know, odd, isn’t it? EVERYONE is sick! Paper is halfway written. I think I’ll be in good shape. I’m already picking out readathon books!

  • http://Www.lifewithbooks.com Jenners

    I had the same cold this past week!! Ugh. And everyone seems to be doing this Tumblr thing. As usual, I have no idea what it is. I’ll have to check it out.

    • Erin

      EVERYONE has had this cold! It’s not even *cold* outside! I’m only just learning Tumblr. So far it seems to be a cross between blogs and Twitter. Kind of fun.

  • http://ardentreader.wordpress.com Christina

    I’m also on tumblr — ardentreader for bookish things and birds-in-trees for personal things.

    • Erin

      Excellent! Thanks :-)