Saturday, October 18, 2008

Read-A-Thon Well Wishes, Upcoming Events, An Orchid All My Own

It is that time again. The Read-a-thon is underway and bloggers across the web are curled up with their books, snacks close at hand and the computer not too far away so they can give us regular updates as to their progress. One of these days I may be able to join their ranks. Alas, that day is not today. I do wish every one of the participants luck in reaching their goals, but most of all, I hope they each have a fun time and enjoy their reading experience.

Musings of a Bookish Kitty is going dark this next week. It is only temporary, I assure you. Let me tell you a little about what you can expect the final week of October (to make sure you come back): I was lucky enough to snag an interview with author David Ebershoff, which I will post along with my review of his book The 19th Wife. There may even be a giveaway, so please stay tuned! You will also get to hear about my current read, A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen V. Masse, which seems very fitting for the upcoming holidays. And for those who have ever played with an imaginary friend, you will not want to miss my review of Imaginary Friends, a collection of short stories by various authors, edited by John Marco and Martin H. Greenberg. A little kitten told me there might just be a giveaway on the horizon for this particular book too.

I will leave you with a picture. Alice is among my favorite blogger photographers and she was kind enough to make this lovely signature photo just for me. Thank you, Alice!

Now to see about waking Anjin up so we can go see the movie The Secret Life of Bees . . .


  1. I am almost finished with The 19th Wife and so far, I think it's great.

  2. Kathy - I finished it last week and really enjoyed it. It's an amazing book.

  3. We'll miss you, but I'm glad it will be a short absence! (I really SHOULD take a blog breather with a move coming up in two weeks, but I'm having a hard time tearing myself away.)

  4. My blog world isn't as sunny when you're gone, Wendy.

    Take care during your time away and see ya when you get back!


  5. Have a nice break!

    PS. I am about to email you re: your package!

  6. Florinda - I know what you mean. It is hard to pull away, even for a short while.

    CJ - What a nice thing to say! Thank you. :-)

    Lisa - Thank you! I got your e-mail. :-)

  7. The read-a-thon was a whirlwind to say the least!! Thanks for your support, and I look forward to your returning to the blogosphere!

  8. It sounds like there's a lot of exciting stuff coming around the corner. I'll be here waiting!

  9. We'll miss you! Have a great week and happy reading :)

  10. Thank you for the good wishes for the read-a-thon, Wendy. Enjoy your blog break and know that you'll be missed!

  11. The read a thon sounds heavenly! Maybe some day when the kids are older and can keep track of themselves and stay out of trouble, lol. Ok, I know, if I waited on that, it would never happen.
    Enjoy your break! I'll miss you but look forward to all the great things you have coming up! Have a great week!

  12. Thanks for posting the photo, Wendy! :)

    I will be missing you during your bloggie break. Have a good one!

  13. Andi - It sounds like the read-a-thon was fun for all who participated. Quite a flurry of posting and reading within a short amount of time. :-)

    Nikki - I'm looking forward to next week. :-)

    Samantha - Thanks. I hope you have a great week too!

    Nymeth - Thanks. I'll miss you all too.

    April - Haha! Hopefully you will get a chance to participate in the future. :-) Have a great week too!

    Alice - Thank you so much for the photo, Alice!

  14. How did I get so far behind on you? Other than stupid tax deadlines.

    Anyway, enjoy your "Dark Week"! I've been eyeing The 19th Wife, I'm looking forward to your review.

  15. You'll be missed! Enjoy your break, Wendy. :)

  16. Thanks for your read-a-thon well wishes. I agree with the others that you'll be missed but I hope you have a nice break, and I look forward to seeing you posting again! :)

  17. A blog award will be waiting for you when you're back, Wendy! :D

    :: The Butterfly Award ::

  18. Hi Wendy! Just thought you might be interested to know... Karen will be guestblogging at my blog on Nov 4. I hope to see you there to support her too. :D

    I'm missing you!

  19. Carrie K - Tax deadlines would do it. I took a break so you could catch up. ;-)

    Melody - Thanks! I did miss you all.

    Nat - Thank you! I had a nice little break.

    Alice - Thank you so much, Alice! I'm looking forward to Karen's visit to your blog. She's stopping by mine the week after she visits you. I can't wait!


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