Its Labor Day Weekend ~ This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words



Its Labor Day Weekend – How Are You Celebrating?

Yes, if you live in the United States or Canada (yes, Canada celebrates a Labor Day too), then you know its Labor Day and chances are you are either away for the weekend or in mad preparations for some Labor Day celebrations.  Maybe you are going to one of many local parades, or picnics, off to the beach (hopefully not the East or Gulf Coast) to fit in one last beach fling before school starts, or even off to the mountains and lakes.  But whatever this holiday brings, normally you are taking a book or two or hundreds if you are carting your Kindle or Nook along with you.

While locally Grover Cleveland is known more as one of our running Presidents down at Nationals ball park, it was President Grover Cleveland who signed Labor Day into law nationwide.  Celebrated since 1884, the first Monday in September was picked by labor unions because it was halfway between  Independence Day and Thanksgiving. We often forget it was started by the labor unions to celebrate working men and women, even President Cleveland signed the bill, not because he supported it or the labor unions, but because he hoped to win back the popularity he lost over the strike breakers he sent down to break a railroad strike that ended disastrously,

That’s the history.

Today, we might be grilling, and chilling.  Reading, or gardening.  Whatever and however you are spending this weekend….I hope its a happy time.  Happy Labor Day.  And tell us what books are you reading this weekend?  What’s on your September reading list?  We’d love to know if it matches up with ours!




This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Tart and Sweet by Amy LaneDesert Heat & Native TonguePut Five Rings On ItTake Two

Sunday, September 4

  • Its Labor Day Weekend – How Are You Celebrating?

  • This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, September 5 (Labor Day in the US):

  • Release Day for Rescued by Felice Stevens (excerpt and giveaway)
  • In Our Spotlight: Connection Error by Annabeth Albert (Excerpt and Giveaway)
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: The Rancher’s Son by RJ Scott
  • A MelanieM Releases Day Review:  Connection Error by Annabeth Albert
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Rented Heart by Garrett Leigh

Tuesday, September 6:

  • Riptide Tour and Giveaway – Shatterproof by Xen Sanders
  •  Tour for Re-Inventing Love by Storm Grant (Excerpt)
  • A MelanieM Review: Re-Inventing Love by Storm Grant
  • An Alisa Review: Dirty Talk by Joey Jameson
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: Tart and Sweet by Amy Lane

Wednesday, September 7:

  • A Kind of Honesty by Lane Hayes Cover Reveal
  • Tour – KC Wells – The Senator’s Secret
  • Riptide Tour and Giveaway – Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron
  • A MelanieM Review: Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen #1) by Rhys Ford
  • A Stella Review: With or Without You by Zane Riley

Thursday, September 8:

  • In the Spotlight: Gryffon Hall by Alexis Duran (excerpt and giveaway)
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audiobook Review: Like a Lover by Jay Northcote
  • An Alisa Review: Put Five Rings on It by David Connor, E.F. Mulder
  • A Free Dreamer Release Day Review: Running with the Pack A.M. Burns & Caitlin Ricci

Friday, September 9:

  • Release Blitz & Review Tour – Jay Northcote’s Into You
  • In Our Spotlight: Shira Anthony’s Take Two
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review:  Take  Two by Shira Anthony
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: Into You by Jay Northcote
  • A VVivacious Review: The Buckland in the Vale and Sandstone Tor Gay Book Club (Inaugural Meeting) by John Wiltshire

Saturday, September 10:

  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: Mad Lizard Mambo (Kai Gracen, #2) by Rhys Ford
  • Series Recap Time for The Case of The Purple Pearl (End Street Series #5) by Amber Kell & RJ Scott (excerpt and giveaway)
  • An Ali Audiobook Review: Desert Heat / Native Tongue (Desert Heat #1 – 2) by Lucy Felthouse
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audiobook Review: Misfits by Garrett Leigh


Connection Error By Annabeth AlbertMad Lizard MamboDirty TalkWith or Without You by Zane Riley