I know I’m likely in the minority, but September is one of my favorite times of year. I loved the whole back to school season, when I would buy new notebooks and pens, and eagerly anticipate my new classes and what I would learn in the coming months.
(Have I mentioned that I’m also a dork?)
So I don’t have to buy new supplies and I (probably thankfully) don’t have to worry about attending classes, but I still have that feeling of a new beginning at this time of year which means now that I will take up my blogging habits once again. To keep me covered with topics I have several things to look forward to in September:
September 4: I will meeting up with an online (now real-life) friend Chris (who blogs at wildmoobooks at a sort-of local indie bookstore (it’s about 20 miles away from where I live) to attend an event with Marisha Pessl, the author of the new novel Night Film , which has been receiving a lot of buzz. It should be a fun evening.
September 16: My book club will be meeting and discussing The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. This will be my second attempt at reading this book; I started it not long after it was released and got in about 100 pages before I abandoned it. Many people I know loved this book and have told me that it does get better so I hope they are right.
September 27-29: Booktopia in Petoskey, Michigan!! This is a fantastic weekend of books and authors and reading and discussing the same with like minded souls. Authors attending include Edward Kelsey Moore (The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat – GREAT book!), Mary Doria Russell (The Sparrow, among others), Peter Heller (The Dog Stars), and Jamie Ford (The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and the soon to be released Songs of Willow Frost. As an aside, the hotel where I will be staying supposedly had as a guest one Mr. Ernest Hemingway (his family had a summer home in the area); they don’t mark the room in any way, but it is possible I could be staying in the same room as a literary legend!
Add to all this are two new releases that have me VERY excited: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri and MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. New books by two of my favorite authors would make it enough to be a great month, but they are just icing on the cake!
What do you have planned for September?