Katrina at Callapidder Days is once again hosting Fall Into Reading – a totally low-stress reading challenge that takes place between September 22nd and December 21st. The only requirement is:
- Create a list of books you’d like to read or finish this fall.
I’ve got a couple other reading events going on in September and October—R.I.P. VII (Sept & Oct), FrightFall Readathon (Oct. 1-7), Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon (Oct. 13th)— so some of these books will be doing double duty.
Galleys (with publication dates):
- Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores, edited by Greg Ketter (Oct. 3) – Pg. 71/306 Finished
- Two and Twenty Dark Tales, Georgia McBride (editor), Michelle Zink (editor) This book’s format (in the eGalley) put me off.
- Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear (Oct. 31) – Was archived before I could get to it.
- What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Jan. 8)
- Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist – Pg. 67/472 Finished
- Dark Waters by Koji Suzuki Finished
- The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
by Caleb Carr – Pg. 14/266
Research for next novel (all of which could count for R.I.P. too):
- Behind the Scenes With the Mediums by David P. Abbott
- The Right Way to Do Wrong by Harry Houdini – pg. 15/96 Finished
- Hiding the Elephant : How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear by Jim Steinmeyer
Plus, keeping up with my weeklies: a short story, a poem, a section of Poetic Edda, and keeping up with Tor’s Fire & Ice read-along.
This list of books is greater then my reading speed, but lists are more of a general guideline than an actual reading list. And undoubtedly, I’m going to get distracted by some other shiny book* that happens along. (And maybe if I finish rewrites on Luck for Hire by the end of October, I might start work on the next novel for NaNoWriMo. Which would cut into my reading time. But that’s just crazy talk…)
But, yay! It’s fall! (Even if it is 101+F outside.) Enjoy it while it lasts!
Other Shiny Books
- The Last Greatest Magician in the World: Howard Thurston versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards by Jim Steinmeyer – added on 9/24 – a shiny book that happened to be available through the library online.
- Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold – added on 9/25 – loaned to me by Ken after he saw my post on the Jim Steinmeyer book.
- Every House is Haunted by Ian Rogers – I have a chance to read the ARC of this book; publication date is Oct. 15th. Finished
7 thoughts on “Fall Into Reading 2012”
This is such a great challenge. I was able to finish so many books when I participated. Enjoy!
I like to look back and say, “Yeah, *that* was fall!” There’s not enough seasonal queues living in Arizona.
You definitely have some interesting reading lined up for this fall! Thanks so much for being part of Fall Into Reading 2012!
I didn’t know Houdini wrote. Cool!
very interesting reading indeed! it’s great that you can combine it with your reviews, etc.!
Hmm… you seem to like magicians. I once watched this show that revealed magician’s secrets but I rather stay in the dark. Well Happy Reading!
The novel I’m planning involves the early 20th century magic scene, so lots of research to be done. Personally, I love to see how tricks are done. 😉