So. I had this inspired blog post idea for today. My plan . . . was to get all clever about encouraging you to read the latest Read With Us selection - Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller - during these last dog days of summer.
Color me Put In My Place.
It's a good thing I looked up the dog days of summer before writing this post. . . because, my friends? They ended last Wednesday!
Turns out . . . The dog days of summer have a specific time slot on the calendar, and this year, the dog days were July 3 through August 11. I did not know that. I did know that the dog days are so named because of Sirius - the dog constellation - and his appearance in the summer sky, alongside the sun. But I never knew there were specific days lined up to match - and that those days change from year to year (although it makes perfet sense) (duh).
Because if you haven't already done so, you will not be able to read Unsettled Ground during the dog days of summer. But you WILL still be able to read it during these lingering, no-name days of summer . . . or even over the Labor Day weekend.
And I hope you will.
Because . . .
Unsettled Ground is a very good book, and totally worth some of your reading time this summer, dog days or not.
The book is available in hardback or paperback online or in most local bookstores. You can get a digital version through Kindle or iBooks. Most libraries have copies available these days without too long a wait. And there is an audio version available as well.
Book discussion day is Tuesday, September 14. As usual, there will be discussion questions posted on our blogs that day . . . and then in the evening (7:00 pm Eastern Time), we'll be hosting our book discussion Zoom meet-up (which is really fun). I hope you'll join us!
C'mon along and Read With Us.
(Even if those dog days are long gone . . . )