Sunday afternoons are for lazing around the house. Unless the school year has started, in which case Sunday afternoons are usually for grading papers, fine-tuning my plans for the week ahead, and just getting myself prepared for Monday. I love long weekends, when I get an extra day, and can spread all of those activities over two days.
My Job Might Be a Vampire.
With all the vampires in the air, it has occurred to me that maybe my job is a vampire. I mean I love it passionately, but lately the more time I spend with it, the more I feel drained. Oh, wait, it's just that beginning of the year thing. I think.
The Reading Ape has the best discussion of the Picoult-Weiner vs. Franzen Frenzy brouhaha I've seen on the web yet.
Amanda at The Zen Leaf has a wonderful meditation on blogging in her post today.
Amanda at Desert Book Chick promises to investigate (and probably disagree with) the claim that men don't read.
Book Blogger Appreciation Week is September 13-17. I was pleased and flattered to be on the long list for Best Literary Fiction Blog. Here's the short list (all three blogs, I readily admit, are far superior to mine!):
Check out the rest of the contenders at the link above.
On the Shelf
Here's a list of some of the books I'll be reading and reviewing in the days and weeks ahead:
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex (review and giveaway soon)
She's Gone Country by Jane Porter
The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell
Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
What About You
What's on you list of books to read/review? Do you plan to read Freedom? What are your thoughts on the Franzen hype, or the battle of the sexes angle? And finally, is your job a vampire?