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I woke up this morning to a chilly house. We actually turned on our heat for the first time this season to take the edge off of the cold. Soon enough, our yard will be blanketed with leaves.  This has been a busy weekend for me… we went apple picking on Friday and then yesterday I met up with my friend who was in town from Malaysia. I hadn’t seen her in about 10 years, so it was good to see each other again. And today… well, today I conquered a mountain of laundry. Fun & exciting, I assure you.

The rest of October will be filled with various activities broken up in the middle by a business trip to DC. I’ve been plotting out my reading for the month of October and here is what I hope to read:

In Process

  • Hannah’s Dream: A Novel by Diane Hammond ~~ currently reading– I won this book from Everyday I Write the Book Blog.
  •  Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons ~~ currently reading–reading this beacuse I will be reading “…Oscar Wao” for book club and I heard through the grapevine that the main character in that book is obsessed with Watchmen. So, I am doing a little background reading. 😉
  •  A Carnivore’s Inquiry: A Novel by Sabina Murray ~~ currently reading– I’ve been chipping away at this one for a little over a week now.

Upcoming Reads

  •  Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami — one of my favorite authors; I will be reading this for a couple of reading challenges
  •  The Believers by Zoe Heller — got an Advanced Reader Copy of this from the First Look Book Club program at Barnes & Noble. I read her novel What Was She Thinking? a couple of years ago.
  •  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz — October selection for one of my book clubs. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction last year.  I read Diaz’s short story collection Drown last year and really enjoyed it.
  •  A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving — This is one of those books that I am almost ashamed to admit that I haven’t read.  A number of people I know have read this and consider it one of their favorite novels.
  •  The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars by Joel Glenn Brenner — A chocolatey book just in time for Halloween and all that candy.
  •  Meeting Evil: A Novel by Thomas Berger — A short little tome about a man who literally meets evil one day when evil rings his doorbell. I figure this may be another “festive” read for Halloween.
  •  A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian: A Novel by Marina Lewycka — A selection for one of my book clubs. No, it is not really a history of tractors. 😉
  •  Play It As It Lays: A Novel by Joan Didion — I’ve heard good things about this book and it is another one that plays on the theme of evil…

What do you plan on reading this month?


Comments on: "Sunday Salon: Fall is in the House" (2)

  1. I’m starting to stack up books for the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon in the middle of this month. I’m considering: Abide with Me, The Translator, Braniac, Late Nights on Air, The Fiction Class, The Penelopiad, Obit, Slouching Toward Bethlehem, and A Far Cry from Kensington.

  2. unfinishedperson said:

    My brother-in-law, who is a comic book geek if ever there was one, swears by Alan Moore, but I have yet to read any of his works as well…but I do have the Diaz book on my TBR list as well so I guess I better read that too. Sigh. 😉

    And you haven’t read Owen Meany yet! Oh, I can’t believe it! 😉
    But really it is a great book.

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