So as of today, I’ve now read 38 books for the year as I finished Charlie Chan Carries On, the fifth Charlie Chan mystery by Earl Derr Biggers. I think this might have been the best one yet, and I’m now on to the sixth and final one, Keeper of the Keys. Biggers planned on continuing the series, but died in 1933, one year after this last one was published.
Last month I participated in Read My Own Books Month as hosted by Michelle at That’s What She Read. This month I’m participating in September Is…Read Your Own Books Month as hosted by Pam at Bookalicious. On Sunday, I mentioned the fifth Charlie Chan and A Clash of Kings, the second of the A Song of Fire and Ice series, by George R.R. Martin, as the only books I knew I might be reading. However, since the Martin book, taken out as e-book from the library, is due back next Wednesday and I have a busy week coming up, including working on Saturday at the library, I decided to return the book.
After this last Charlie Chan, I’ll be honest, I still don’t know what I’ll read next — beyond that they will be books from my own shelves. I’d mention a book, but it seems like nine times out of 10, if I do, then I don’t get to it.
As what I’ve been watching on the Tube, this past week on my own I watched episodes of Waking the Dead (Season 3) and That 70s Show (Season 2) as well as one of my favorite movies, Smokey and the Bandit. With my wife, I watched episodes of Home Movies (Season 2), Cheers (Season 6), Sports Night (Season 1) and Futurama (Season 3).
With a group on Twitter, I also watched Foreign Correspondent as part of an activity called #hitchfest, which also can be found on Facebook. Sometimes I admit Hitchcock movies are hit and miss, but this one was a hit. Next week, we round out our watching of Hitchcock movies with his 1972 movie Frenzy. We’ll be watching it at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, Sept. 10 so feel free to join us on Twitter and TweetChat with the hashtag #hitchfest.
While Foreign Correspondent was good, the best of the lot in my book for this past week was Smokey and the Bandit, with which I’ll leave you a clip from YouTube:
So what did you read and/or watch this past week? Anything noteworthy?