Good morning and happy Sunday. It's a gorgeous day here in central New York and I've already checked several chores off my outdoor to-do list . Now it's time to take a break with an iced coffee and my laptop and talk about books.
Thanks to yesterday's rain, I enjoyed a lazy Saturday indoors. While catching up with posts in my google reader, I was inspired to join GoodReads. Of course, that ended with spending way too much time rating books and setting up shelves, but it was a lot of fun. My next task is to figure out how it fits in with blogging. I've seen progress updates and books marked as 'to read' on twitter, but I'm wondering about groups, author fan pages, lists, etc. How do you use goodreads? Any pointers or advice would be much appreciated.
In case you missed it, June is Audiobook Month. Twitter was buzzing with news from the Audie Awards Tuesday night. See all the winners here, then follow the twitter hashtag #JIAM2012 to discover more events, articles, reviews, and giveaways. Audiobook Week hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books is coming up soon, too. This year's celebration will be held June 25-29 (details here). To get warmed up, I'm revisiting a favorite book from my audio archives every Monday. Last week I selected The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner - tune in tomorrow for this week's choice.
My book club met Friday to discuss The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine (a little 'light' for some, but I really enjoyed it). A full report plus my review will follow soon. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles will be our summer read. I don't know whether I'll read or listen, but can't wait to get started.
I finished two books this week: The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones and Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen. Now it's time to block out a day to catch up on reviews. In addition to the stack below, I need to write about a couple of audiobooks, too.
Cleaning the house is next on the agenda... my family will be over for dinner and a boat ride later this afternoon. There should be time to relax with a book later this evening. What are you up to today?