October is always book-ish here. First we have the school Scholastic Book Fair, including the always-exhausting yet ever-fun Open House late night book fair. It's followed by Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon. Next weekend, I'll be cheering you on while trying desperately to read, complete mini-challenges, and---most of all---stay awake. Then it will be time for the Texas Book Festival. Once again, I'll spend Saturday taking photos and making short videos of author presentations to share with children at my school. On Sunday, I'll be an Author Escort. In years past, I've escorted children's author Adam Rex and children's author/pop star Jewel. Who will I get to escort this year? Can't wait to find out! And this whole month is the start of Cybils time. I set my alarm for midnight on October 1st so that I could be first to nominate my favorite children's books of the past year. I started putting in requests at the library to find all the books I'll be reading as a Round 1 Cybils Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books panelist. And then I'll try once again to read all of the sixty (seventy? eighty?!) nominated books!
Want to come to the Texas Book Festival? Take a look at the lineup of authors here.
Want to join in for Dewey's Readathon, but think you can't do 24 hours? Check out my Readathon Lite.
Wanna nominate a children's book for the Cybils? You have until the 15th. Click here.
What are you reading today?!
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme.