Reading Events

The Literary Others – Kick Off Post

As I mentioned earlier this month, I am joining Adam of Roof Beam Reader in his event The Literary Others for the month of October. I also mentioned I would be hosting my first giveaway which I am very excited about (and a little stressed about whether anyone will enter). It won’t be a huge giveaway, but there will be a bonus if you’re signed up for the event!

Earlier in September I wasn’t sure what I would be reading or in what order, but I have determined this already for two reasons: 1) So I can read them and get my posts written ahead of time; and 2) because as I mentioned in my September Recap on Saturday I am starting a new job mid-October. (Thankfully I’ll have a week off which should give me some cushion to read and get posts ready for the end of the month!)

I have also decided, that rather than change my normal response formats and having each response for the month of November focus solely on LGBT issues, I plan to include a section in them called The Literary Others Synopsis where I will select one or two key things that I want to point out which tie into the months theme. I’ve done this for a few reasons, but mainly because over the past 10 years as I’ve expanded my reading tastes and consciously remembered what I’ve read I have experienced more-and-more books with LGBT characters and encountered more and more LGBT authors. This may not be your experience, but it is mine and that’s why I have decided to do it this way rather than put the entire focus on one aspect of the book.

So without further ado my book list/posts are below. I doubt there will be any shuffling, but I won’t give exact dates as of now even though I’ve planned out most of my blog posts throughout the month!

Now there is some cushion built-in so I can add extra books (perhaps E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End or A Room with a View, both of which I have Kindle copies of), but I also have to read a book for my Books into Movies book group (The Talented Mr. Ripley).

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4 thoughts on “The Literary Others – Kick Off Post”

  1. I’m really looking forward to this! I’m going to start with Annabel since it’s already on my TBR pile. Then I’ll be making a trip to the library with my list to see what I can find.

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  2. Oh, I really enjoyed A Son Called Gabriel! I’ve wanted to read Annabel for a long time, too (I added it to my wish list way back when it was still in pre-order stage), but I definitely don’t think I will get to it this month. Unfortunately, school has limited my “pleasure reading” to just about 0 books…ever… but I’m going to push through and read at least two or three for this event. Since I’m hosting and all. Hah.

    Glad you’re joining! Looking forward to the giveaway!

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    1. I’m changing jobs at the end of this week and have an entire week off so I’ll be able to cushion things! Plus I’ve only got one ‘heavy’ read and a couple of novels that’ll make me think, but I went more for the fluff and pop culture 😀

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