This particular carnival always seems to say to me, "Ready or NOT! Here I COME!" And so we are looking at another round of books which are on my Nightstand and may or may not still be around next month! We'll see.
Last month I said I was going to relaunch myself into the Betsy-Tacy books again in anticipation of Sarah's (Library Hospital) Maud Hart Lovelace Challenge. (The challenge begins in October so there's plenty of time to read and plan to participate in that!) I DID read Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself just this past week and I'll have something popping up about that in the next week or so.
I also said I was going to read To Kill a Mockingbird (for the first time!) as part of the To Kill a Mockingbird Challenge hosted by Amy at Hope is in the Word. I did that also, and will share my thoughts on that later this week. (It won't really be a REVIEW, per se, because what can be said?!)
As for what I'm hoping and planning to get to during the month of September?
I'm pretty excited about all of these. I am looking forward to The Faithful Parent, by Martha Peace.
I'll be reading Miracles on Maple Hill for the Children's Classic Carnival at 5 Minutes for Books in September.
And, of course, I'm very eager to dive into The Eyre Affair as its been on my TBR list for awhile!
I anticipate September being a very fun reading month. But then again, I anticipate every month being a very fun reading month. I'm probably most excited about this fall though as, seeing that we're nearing the end of the year. As is typical, I find myself having the same attitude towards only wanting to read fun and enjoyable books that really grab and speak to me. At the beginning of the year I feel like I have all the time in the world to read and will pick up almost anything. However, the further in we get (September!? Really!?) I become much, much more choosy.
The thing is - that I always LOVE the fall so much that I'm starting to wonder if I'm wasting a bit of reading time with things that I don't truly care about during the early part of the year. It's not that I've really disliked anything that I've read in 2010. But reading time is so valuable and ...anyway...just thinking about 2011 and thinking I might make a few changes in the way I approach books in general.
But before I get too serious- I have a birthday coming up that must be celebrated book bloggy style so stay tuned for that. (Because books + blogging + birthdays = a little more fun than usual.)
In the meantime, looking forward to a glorious reading fall! How 'bout you? I LOVE this carnival and I'm antsy to poke around your Nightstands and discover what is on them!