My plan for August was to read (mostly) my own books in August as suggested by Michelle at That’s What She Read. As reported this past Wednesday, I didn’t do as well as I had planned, but I did get a few of my own books read. Now I’m on to September, which thankfully, according to Pam and three other bloggers who are hosting the event, also is Read Your Own Books Month, so that photo I posted back at the beginning of August is still valid for this upcoming month’s reading (and probably for the next year, let’s be honest).
I’ve already started my month by reading Charlie Chan Carries On, the fifth in the Charlie Chan series, by Earl Derr Biggers, and have to say this possibly is the best of the lot (six in all). As for specifically what else is planned, the only other book on my radar is A Clash of Kings, the second of the A Song of Fire and Ice series, by George R.R. Martin, which I plan to start tomorrow. I will have to finish it by next Wednesday, Sept. 14, since that’s when the e-book is due back at the library and I’m almost positive it’s on a waiting list, so I won’t be able to check it out again.
As I’m writing this, I just realized that the photo above isn’t completely accurate as I have ditched about 20 of those books since this picture was taken last year. However, it’s fairly accurate, with probably that many added back onto the case since then — only some of the titles have been changed — to protect…? I don’t know. Maybe to obscure my pedestrian tastes in pulp fiction. Um, no, that’s not it. I don’t know. Anyway, moving right along…
…today I might be able to finish the Charlie Chan book but my main focus is going to be sports or some facsimile thereof. Even though the NFL season doesn’t officially begin until this Thursday with the New Orleans Saints visiting the defending champion Green Bay Packers, it already has begun in my mind and in the mind of many of us who play fantasy football. Today at 3 p.m. ET, I will be participating in a live draft for one of the fantasy football leagues in which I play…or I mean “play.” Then at 7:30 p.m. ET, I will be watching the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with my dad as The Wife and I are going over to my parents for the day and spending the night there.
I’ll leave you with this for today’s Moment of Zen, since I’ve been dropping references to the Muppet Show throughout this post:
So what are you reading today? Have any big plans for the month of September?