Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Button for September Challenge finally! (And my fall tv schedule plan, and an update on how I'm doing on the challenge)

Okay, I think I've made a button for my September is for Sequels Challenge.  It should be below this little paragraph, so if you'd like to add it to your blog, that would be awesome!!

Lisa Loves Literature

I think it looks okay for a first try, don't you?  It's not exactly what I wanted, but I think it works.

Second, I thought I'd give you all a rundown of how I'm doing on my own challenge so far!  Well, I've got one book down, as you can see from my review I posted of Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick.  My plan was to start with an adult book, One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde, as I got the NEXT book in the series as an ARC, and I'm still behind.  But I had trouble getting into it.  It's been a while since I've read that series, and while it wasn't completely boring, I just need to have time to read it, and not be trying to get through as many books as I can, so I'm thinking over Christmas break maybe.  Then I had an e-galley that expired on September 10th, yesterday, that I wasted a day on, soon figuring that I wasn't going to be able to get through it.  So now I am finishing up my 2nd actual book I'm counting as part of my sequel challenge, The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.  While it is the first in his new series, it is kind of a sequel to the Percy Jackson series, so I'm counting it.  However, it is over 500 pages, so taking a long time!  Yikes!  Hope I can still get to my goal of 8 this month!  Plus, I've got another e-galley that expires on Friday, hoping I get done with it quick when I finish my current book.

So, where are you right now if you are participating?  Don't forget to enter links to your reviews, you can do one a day, in the Rafflecopter form for extra entries into the gift card giveaway!!

And finally, every year I make up my TV schedule based on Entertainment Weekly's Fall TV Preview Issue. I finally did it this week, it seems this issue comes out later every year!  It does seem as if I have less shows to watch this year though.  Usually I have some days when I have recording on 2-3 channels straight from 7-10 pm.  And it really looks like I won't be giving too many new shows a chance this year.  Hope that's not a mistake, but we'll see.

  • 7 pm:  CBS-The Amazing Race, ABC-Once Upon a Time
  • 8 pm:  AMC-The Walking Dead
  • 9 pm:  ABC-666 Park Avenue

  • 7 pm:  CBS-How I Met Your Mother, Fox-Bones
  • 8 pm:  CBS-2 Broke Girls
  • 9 pm:  NBC-Revolution

  • 7 pm:  Fox-Raising Hope
  • 8 pm:  Fox-New Girl
  • 8:30 pm:  ABC-Don't Trust the B---- In Apt. 23, and maybe Fox-The Mindy Project

  • 7 pm:  CBS-Survivor, ABC-The Middle
  • 8 pm:  The CW-Supernatural, ABC-Modern Family
  • 9 pm:  FX-American Horror Story

  • 7 pm:  CBS-The Big Bang Theory
  • 8 pm:  Fox-Glee, Maybe NBC-The Office and/or The CW-Beauty and the Beast
  • 9 pm:  CBS-Elementary

  • 8 pm:  NBC-Grimm, Fox-Fringe
  • 9 pm:  Syfy-Haven
  • 10:30  pm:  NBC-Saturday Night Live - when there is a guest or music that I like

What tv shows are you looking forward to? Are there any new ones I haven't listed that you think I should give a try?  I'd love to hear from you!