Hey all, Dani here.
Hello and welcome to September. We have actually been having some cooler fall-like weather these past couple days, and it has been absolutely wonderful. Seriously, I am so ready for campfires and apple cider and cozy sweaters and all of that. I’m also pretty excited because Damian and I have a few vacation days coming up. They were supposed to be so we could work at Cincinnati Comic Expo with Colorworld Books, but that was canceled, so we are doing a hotel staycation. Literally we aren’t even leaving the city where we live; we got a hotel room using my points, so we’ll spend some days hanging in the hotel room, ordering some takeout and/or delivery from some local restaurants, and watching anime and playing video games. It’ll be a good time.
Anyway, it is the first Monday of the Month and that means it is once again time for a Calendar Girls post.
Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was started by Flavia and Melanie, but is now being hosted by Katie and Adrienne. They are all wonderful ladies, and you should check out their lovely blogs. Okay, so Katie is still on a brief hiatus for a few months, so for right now Adrienne and myself are all hosting Calendar Girls together.
So if you link back to Adrienne and me, we can keep track of all the book picks and posts each month. Thanks, everyone!
First, more about the Calendar Girls. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl.
Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and both Katie and Adrienne will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!
Oh, and you don’t have to identify as female to join the Calendar Girls. We welcome readers of all types. So if this sounds like fun for you, join us in all of the fun bookish conversations.
The September Theme is…
Favorite Book With a Focus on Food
Clearly when it comes to books with food, I tend to lean towards manga. What I like about both Restaurant to Another World and Delicious in Dungeon is that they include the recipes for some of the dishes made in the story, which is just pretty fun. And with Akame Ga Kill!, Akame is pretty much obsessed with food.
Okay, but when it comes to which one I’m actually going to pick for my choice this month, I honestly think I have to go with Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, because when I read the book last year, I just remember the descriptions of the meals being so delectable. And okay, fine, this book has some awesome folklore, and an intriguing story and romance, which makes this such a good book. I really can’t wait to read the sequel very soon.
Other Calendar Girls posts to check out:
Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads –
More to Come