Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

I hope all the Americans are enjoying a fun Independence Day, and that all the Canadians had a great one over the weekend. Everyone else, happy Wednesday!

I apologize for my lack of a book review, and it will probably be at least a few days before there is one. I've been reading a lot, I swear - in fact, I spent most of my weekend camping trip with my butt in a chair and my nose in a book. Dorothy Dunnett's The Game of Kings is proving to be very time-consuming. It's a good book and I'll absolutely finish it, but getting there is taking me longer than I expected. It is dense and confusing and I really want it to be a tv series, preferably from the BBC or HBO.

In addition to this historical novel, I'm also reading a bit of chick lit and listening to an audiobook, so I'm bound to finish something and review it sooner or later.

In other book-related news, you may have noticed the new little pink banner on my sidebar. I just recently found the Insatiable Booksluts blog, and they are hosting a reading challenge in which participants compete to read the most pages by the end of the year. There are various giveaways along the way, which is good because there's no way I'm going to win this thing and it's nice to have a chance at a consolation prize. I'm doing what I need to do to qualify, but not changing my reading habits at all (like reading only books that go quickly. Obviously.) Anyhow, it's all good fun!

This morning, I impulsively signed up on NetGalley to get free pre-pub ebooks to review. The publishers pick and choose who to give the books to and I probably won't ask for many (because dog knows I don't need to add to my to-read list!) but I thought it would be fun to try. And they have knitting books, which are always welcome at my house.

What about you? Reading anything interesting? Participating in any contests? Writing filler posts on your blog to deflect from your sorry lack of content? Do share!

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