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!
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!