September was busy! Reading and writing furiously, nine new books including many ARC’s, #ThrowbackThursdays highlighting some of my old favorites, and a new #Bookstagram feature I created called “Wharf Reads.” (I love that tree!)
Well, I didn’t really name it, but looking to ramp up Instagrams, got myself into yet another project consuming WAY too much time!
Retirement, aside from the usual (financial, etc) is too much fun, and don’t ever worry about my having too much time on my hands. This is just me cramming one more book, one more idea, one more project into an ever-shortening day. Autumn is here.
I highlighted three of my reviews by plugging them into my Wharf display:
- Sept 5 – Close to Home by Robert Dugoni
- Sept 12- The Hangman’s Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman
- Sept 19- Trace by Archer Mayor
Also reviewed with varying degrees of happy reviewer were:
- Sept 3 – Law and Vengeance by Mike Papantonio
- Sept 5 – An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry
- Sept 10- Should the Tent Be Burning Like That? by Bill Heavey
- Sept 23- Wolf’s Revenge by Lachlan Smith
- Sept 26- Sea of Doubt by Jeremy D. Holden
- Sept 30- Hello Again by Brenda Novak
My Throwback Thursdays included authors Oak Anderson for his unusual book, “Take One With You,” historical fiction author Amanda Hughes, Alex Lukeman for his “Project” series, and Bob Mayer for his gritty military novels.
With winter coming, you are thinking of grabbing that book, starting the fire, and pouring a glass of wine–I created a short video about that. But no, author events and book festivals don’t stop with September. There is Indie Author Day coming up on October 14th. Check the website for a possible listing at your local library.
Book festivals occur in October from New Jersey to Missouri. You can catch the latest listings here–more coming up in November–down Texas way, as well as New York, Florida, and Kentucky. Then there is the Portland Book Festival: Wordstock on November 11th. (Brilliant play on words!) I’d love to be able to attend that one! Perhaps you have one close by and could share. Doing any Bookstagrams? Book festivals? Sounds like the perfect indoor activity for a cold, windy day! ©2017 Virginia Williams