Hello, September.

by Trish

I’ve enjoyed some time off from this blog. I’ve read a lot, written a lot, watched mindless b&w movies (The Thin Man collection), and hung out with my hubby. Our expansive to-do lists were curtailed in August because of hubby’s back issue (yes, he still plays soccer and they are KILLERS! and yes, my personal trainer is helping him with stretching exercises to ease the tightness in his back), so we’ll be doing all of our annual house stuff into September. It’s okay. The big party we usually host each September for around 50 of my hubby’s coworkers isn’t going to be here this year, so we have time.

I’ve gone all Neil Gaiman on my writing projects. Neil Gaiman works on multiple projects to ensure he does not get bored. This fall should be a nice writing escape for me. The day job is going to be pretty intense into February 2009 and writing and reading keep me sane.

I’ve missed countless news reports and threads, gossip, and such, but I’ll be back this week with more stories as I find them.

Today though, HarperCollins and Doubleday have a nice gaffe with a book cover (HC had it first!), and My Friend Amy is calling for Best Book Blog nominations (no, I don’t want any noms, but I’m thinking of nominating Books On the Nightstand or Allison Winn Scotch). Got any great book blogs to nominate? Tell me! I wanna read ’em too.

Off to get lunch and watch last night’s premiere of Gossip Girl. It promises to be Great Gatsby-esque and I cannot wait. I reread The Great Gatsby this summer and then followed it up with Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in the movie version. I think Blake Lively can channel Mia Farrow as Daisy, yes? Same whispery voice and amazing clothes. I think Blake’s hair is better though.

And have a great Tuesday!

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Ann Kingman September 3, 2008 at 5:32 am

Trish, thanks so much for the Books on the Nightstand mention! While we would certainly love your nomination, no pressure 🙂 We’re just happy that you’re reading and/or listening.

I am also thankful to myfriendamy’s blog for compiling so many great book blogs into a resource list. Any book lover should certainly check it out.

Ann

realbrilliant September 3, 2008 at 10:31 am

Hello, Ann, I am glad to nominate BOTN. I so admire the podcasting (just recorded one myself) and the design and the subject matter. I’m so glad you’re doing it. Yes, myfriendamy’s blog list is a treasure trove. I was delighted to find it. Happy Wednesday!

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