What’s What in the Sunday Salon: The Disappearing Blogger

What's What on Sunday at The 3 Rs Blog



What I’m reading

  • in print / on screen

I feel like I’ve been reading a fair amount–and I seem to have a backlog of not-yet-written reviews to (NOT) show for it! My plans to catch up on review writing last Sunday pretty much fizzled, a very busy week at the office–I got out late nearly every day except Friday–left me without much time or energy for tackling it, and starting on a few new books this week has pushed me even further behind.

October is apparently going to be a huge month for new book releases–Shelf Awareness sent me a package of eight October galleys for review consideration (including three I requested), and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten that many at once from them. I need to look at the pub dates so I can get them into proper reading order, and then I need to get cracking! But I need to finish the one September book I’ll be reviewing for them first.

I’m bouncing back and forth between two e-books on a common topic. As I mentioned last week, I’ve returned to Fic, thanks in part to this summer’s binge-watch of Supernatural, a TV show which has spawned mountains of fanfic. I’m also reading the even more closely relatedFangasm: Supernatural Fangirls, in which two academics consider fandom through their own personal experience–it’s making for some fascinating reading so far.

I’m not reading as much fiction lately, but I’m reading nonfiction about fiction. Huh.

  • on audio

As predicted last week, Rob Lowe is reading to me during drive time–we’re a little more than halfway through his most recent book, Love Life.

What I’m watching


The aforementioned Supernatural binge is winding down–we only have a few episodes of Season 8 left to watch. I’m hoping that Netflix will have Season 9 available within the next few weeks, since Season 10 begins in October.

And for those of you who’ve watched “Deep Breath”, the big question: what are your early impressions of this Doctor?

What I’m writing


Please refer to “what I’m reading.” That’s pretty much where what I’m writing will need to come from.

What caught my eye this week

“In fact, reading content on your mobile device is so nice, they built an entire product segment around making it even better: tablets. Functionally, there’s almost no difference between a smartphone and a tablet. Except the bigger screen size. While most of us don’t want to carry a 7–10” phone around in our pocket, we love the idea for sitting on the couch in the living room reading. Laptops are okay if you want to multitask with something productive, too, but if you’re just leaning back and reading, nothing beats a phone (or tablet).”

–Reading feeds: One of “The Everyday Tasks Your Phone (Or Tablet) Does Better Than Your Computer” (via Lifehacker)

Do you want to support independent bookstores by buying books from them, but you’re not sure where to find them? The Internet comes to the rescue with Better Places to Buy Books.

What Else is New?


What’s new is that you’re probably not going to see much new from me for the next week or so. I will be focusing on writing until I have some finished posts in the hopper, so the blog and its feed will be pretty quiet until September. From what I’ve noticed lately, it probably won’t be the only quiet place. See you soon!

Gratuitous Photo of the Week

"A horse with its head in the clouds" on The 3 Rs Blog
My most-“liked” Instagram photo this week, captioned “A horse with its head in the clouds.” You can’t plan shots like this, but sometimes you’re lucky enough to capture them.


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