September 28, 2014

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 09/28/14

On the Blog:

Review of The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

I participated in Banned Books Week by reading and reviewing Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Currently Reading:

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 


Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan


Free range reading, baby!

Around the Blogosphere:

You must have a look at April's (The Steadfast Reader) Fan Fiction Friday. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say that it involves Harry Potter and miracles.

In My Neck of the Woods:

We celebrated the best season of the year at our local Fall Fest.  Weenie dog races, mini-donuts, and mums. What could be better?

Even though we live in a tiny town with nary a Starbucks in sight, I picked up a pumpkin latte at a local coffee joint... It was dreamy.

What have you been up to? Are you as thrilled with this glorious season as I am? What are you reading? I'd love to know!


  1. Hooray for free range reading! 📚
    (and for gifs of the Doctor!)

  2. I can't wait to read Fun Home. I didn't realize it was banned until this week, but I guess all good books have to get banned at some point.

  3. I know...a few things I'm looking forward to reading or already reading, but I'm pretty much free range too. Like Monica, I love the gif and the concept.

  4. Love that photo of the racing weenies -- that must be fun to watch! I can't believe it's fall already.

    PS Yay for the Doctor!

  5. Mini-donuts and pumpkin lattes.... mmmmmmm...

    Keep enjoying the fall! Although it's been more like summer here... but I'm okay with that. I'm not looking forward to the snow in a couple months.

  6. I agree! Fall is the most wonderful time of the year! :) We went to a fall fest this weekend as well, but ours didn't have weenie dog races. I feel robbed! Lol.

  7. Weenie dog races? OMG I love it!! It's still pretty dang hot here but the nights are a little cooler and I'm going to try to drag my family downtown to the Texas State Fair next month. How is it October in 2 days?!?!

    I both love and hate the feeling of not knowing what I'll be reading next. :) Hope you find a winner!

  8. The Fall Festival looks great. We have one coming up in a week or two. Hooray for all things pumpkin!

    Rock on with your free-reading self!!

  9. The Fall Fest sounds like so much fun! I was supposed to work the choir bake sale at our local pumpkin patch but was too sick to do it so I missed it. I heard it did not go well. It was opening day and I guess there was no one there!

    There is a little bit of coolness in the air for us but the weather gal said it's supposed to be back to 100 later this week. Makes it difficult to pull out the fall stuff when it is blazing hot.

  10. Ha - I love the weenie dog races! We always called those hot dogs...I think I like weenie dog races better :)

  11. I miss Fall!! Free range reading....I plan to fill November and December with that!!

  12. Happy fall!!!! I don't know if I will ever get back to free range reading, but that is my goal. One should always have goals, right?

  13. Weenie dog races! Haha. Sounds like a blast! Have a great week. I'm pretty much a free agent myself this week. Here's to mood reading!

  14. Fall is on its way soon. Its getting chillier but the leaves haven't quite turned yet out here in Japan. Within a few more weeks and it'll be reds, oranges, and yellows of heaven here. Wiener dog races! Adorable. Pumpkin lattes are rare over, but I did manage to find one last week.

    I'm reading The Fellowship of the Ring and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. Fun ones.