There is an obligatory question to get the party started, so I'll share:
Q. What are you doing to prepare for an upcoming zombie apocalypse and/or the return of Mel Gibson to the silver screen? (Both of which could be terrifying.)
My husband is pretty into zombie-lore (loves the books World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide, and his favorite movie is Zombieland), so I am happy to say we have a survival plan, including a short-term get-out-of-the-house plan to long-term survival tactics. I am not happy to say I am not allowed to carry the shotgun. Apparently, my trigger finger is too quick and reckless as evidenced by many gaming blitzes in Borderlands & Fallout. As if I would have such large quantities of ammo to waste in real life... sheesh!
The rest of this post, I just wanted to say a little about how awesome the book blogging world is. I'm a long-time blogger, going back to... oh my gosh, it's been ten years by my calculations. I used LiveJournal for a long time and mainly wrote about daily activities, and I read the blogs of my friends. It wasn't until more recently I discovered the wealth of writing, publishing and book review blogs. I have to give you all credit - the book community is incredible! I've found so much support for writing, I am wondering why people even pay to get an MFA (that was a joke). The enthusiasm I see for books on these blogs is also encouraging.
I joined Goodreads and set a goal of 25 books to read this year. I changed it to 30 and may up it to 40 at the rate I'm going. My To-Read list is a mile long thanks to giveaways and my frequent trips to Anderson's Books to see authors and of course, buy more books. In addition to that, my library card is wearing thin from all the audio books I've checked out this year. (On that note I'm trying out an MP3 book via Overdrive from the library. I downloaded it to my phone! We'll see how this works out).
So, this post is a shout-out to you all: the bloggers, the twitter-ers, the book reviewers. Thank you for your instruction, inspiration and sharing. I appreciate all of you and have learned so much!
After the jump is the list of participating blogs. Happy reading!