First up is my third annual Tolkien Blog Party of Special Magnificence, running September 22-28 as usual. I'm starting to work on lining up prizes and figuring out games and such. Visit this page to find the buttons and banners you can use on your own blogs.
Second is the read-along of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark that I'll be hosting beginning on October 1st. It'll work just like my previous read-alongs, with one post for each scene, every 2 or 3 days. Whether you're a Shakespeare junkie like me or have never read one of the Bard's plays (or never read Hamlet), you're welcome to join me as we delve into my favorite play and figure out some of what's going on inside it. I'll be asking for guest posts in another post next month some time -- specifically if anyone has a favorite movie version and would like to post about that, so keep that in mind if you're interested. Here are a couple more buttons for that read-along if you'd like to help spread the word: