Posts Tagged ‘Guernica’

I’m posting my Week Ahead a day earlier than usual this week – it’s going to be a busy week!  There’s a lot happening here and on other book blogs in conjunction with Book Blogger Appreciation Week … check out this partial listing of what’s going on in my little corner of the world:

Monday 9/15 – I’m starting the week out as a tour host for Kathleen McCleary’ novel House & Home, working with TLC Book Tours.  I’ll have a book review and themed giveaway posted today!

Tuesday 9/16 – A bonus guest post by Kathleen McCleary, which will also serve as an early Spotlight on Bookstores this week.  If you’ve read the novel, you may be curious about the origins of “The Hole in the Wall” bookstore …

Also, I’ll be announcing the winner of Joshua Henkin’s Matrimony today (enter by midnight on Monday 9/15 for your chance to win an inscribed copy of the paperback!)

And, if that’s not enough … today is the day that BBAW intereviews with bloggers will be online.  She Is Too Fond of Books will have a VIP guest that I’m thrilled to interview; now it’s your turn to get to know her better …

Wednesday 9/17 – BBAW award presentations begin today!  Click over to My Friend Amy’s blog for the complete schedule (her blog should be on your “Favorites” or in your Google Reader … read early, read often!).  I can’t wait to watch all the award-winners walk the red carpet … will Joan Rivers be there critiquing what everyone’s wearing?

Thursday 9/18 – I have a few reviews to post this week, look for The Madonnas of Leningrad and Guernica.  Interesting connection between these two novels, each has a story line that involves removing art from museums in order to protect the masterpieces during a war.  Read the Comments below to find out which museum and which war in each case.

Friday 9/19 – I’ll have my weekly Friday Finds post, sharing the books that have come into my life over the week.

And, ahoy, matey!  September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (I’m not kidding!)  Practice your “yo ho ho”s and “arrr”s while reading one of our favorite children’s books, How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and illustrated by the ever-amusing David Shannon.  You can translate any phrase into pirate-speak at the official site of Talk Like a Pirate Day; try it, it’s fun!

OK, time for me to put my feet up and relax for a bit before the week begins 🙂  I’m going to just sit back and crack open a book …  What are you most looking forward to this week?!

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It’s that time of the week – when I sit down and figure out (roughly, sometimes very roughly!) what my week will look like.  Here’s what’s on tap this week:

Monday 9/8– Following this post is a post about my latest giveaway … author Joshua Henkin has generously offered a copy of his novel Matrimony, which was released in paperback at the end of last month.  Click the link on the sidebar to enter, or just scroll up!

Tuesday 9/9 – Tuesday Thingers time!  The Boston Bibliophile asks a question about our use of the features on LibraryThing; I never fail to learn new tips and tricks!  Speaking of LibaryThing … have you seen my challenge to read/review more LibraryThing authors?  Each book you read/review and link back to my challenge page earns you an entry into a drawing for a $20 gift card for (what else?!?) books!  Click the cute LT Author Challenge graphic to get to the details.

Wednesday 9/10 – This is it!  My little guy (now LM4, he just had a birthday), starts preschool today.  I’ll have four mornings a week by myself.  Of course I’ll spend a lot of the time running errands and doing weekly household “maintenance” like grocery shopping and cleaning, but I also want to slowly overhaul the house by “repurposing” a lot of our furniture and accessories – sometimes decorative items get stuck and stagnant in one place, so I want to shake it up a bit, a la one of those programs on HGTV.  Are there any books that can help me?!?

Thursday 9/11– My TriCon book group meets tonight to discuss The Worst Hard Time.  I’ll admit that I listened to about half the book on a car trip over Labor Day weekend; I still have to finish reading the rest of it.  Apparently there was a companion documentary on PBS that was excellent.  I was a history major, and this is my kind of history (military history doesn’t hold my interest, but social movements, migration, growth of cities – that talks to me!)

Friday 9/12– Hmmm, I notice I didn’t commit to posting reviews on any particular day.  I have several pending; that is, I’ve read the book and my review is “cooking” in my head.  I’ll have a few up this week; possibilities are The Worst Hard Time, The Madonnas of Leningrad, Guernica and a couple children’s books.  We’ll see what bubbles up!

Have a great week everyone!  If you’d like to join us in planning the week ahead, you can grab the graphic here.

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Many thanks to Lenore at Presenting Lenore and her husband, Daniel!  Daniel is a published illustrator who agreed to create a graphic for her (and me! and all of us!) for the LT Author Challenge.  Is that Emmy reading a book written by a LibraryThing Author?!

Here’s the list of books I hope to read and review for the challenge:

  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  • Whale Song by Cheryl Kaye Tardif
  • Transported by Tim Jones
  • Guernica: A Novel by Dave Bolin
  • Janeology by Karen Harrington
  • The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea by Christopher Meeks

That’s two LT Author books a month, in addition to my “regular” schedule for reviewing, book groups, etc.  I think I’m up for the challenge!

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