Monday, July 11, 2011


First off, I have a couple of milestones to celebrate with you.  I passed 400 followers a couple of weeks ago! Woo hoo! I love my followers and I appreciate every one of you who takes the time to read my blog.  I wish I could offer you a giveaway this time, but I still haven't mailed out the books from my last giveaway (My apologies to those of you who won--I will start sending them out this week and I will email you when I do)! My family has been going through some incredible financial hardship and I have not had any success finding a job so even having money to mail books has not been possible.  Things seem to be getting better.  I've been really looking for jobs and I hope I will get something soon.  *fingers crossed*  My two year blogoversary is early next month and I'm hoping to be able to offer some kind of giveaway.  =O)

Another fiction books in my home library topped 2000 this weekend! I still can't believe sometimes that I have so many books (with non-fiction, etc., I have 3000+)! Right now, I only have my fiction cataloged so I can't wait to get them all listed so I can get an exact count.  Then I might just have to faint!

Christmas in July is in full swing over at The Christmas Spirit.  If you feel in the mood for a little Christmas cheer on these hot days, why not stop by and visit.  It's all in fun and if you're embarassed, you don't have to tell anyone.  Your secret is safe with me!

Just a reminder about the High Summer Read-a-Thon at the end of the month.  Just wanted to clarify that it is a week long event, but you do not have to participate the entire week.  I created my read-a-thons in the week long format so that people who work through the week can do the weekend and people who work weekends can join in during the week.  If you would like to find out more and/or sign up, go HERE.  Would love to have you!

We begin our discussion of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson on #TuesBookTalk tomorrow night on Twitter (10:30pm EST).  If you can't join us there, you can share your thoughts over in the discussion forum on Goodreads HERE.  We are discussing Prologue and Part I of the book this first week.

I'm not going to talk about what I'm reading since I'm doing the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon this week and I've already listed what I'm reading there.

Anything new with you since last week?

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour.  This month's host is Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books.

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Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona...from Martina at Book Drunkard

from Julie at My Own Little Corner of the World:
Angel Harp by Michael Phillips
Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate
The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassan

Redheart by Jackie Gamber (plus some cool swag)...from Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand...from Stacie at Simply Stacie
Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi (eBook)...from the ladies at Book Lover's Hideaway 
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak...from Ariel at Mysteries and My Musings

White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
Feathered Serpent: A Novel of the Mexican Conquest by Colin Falconer
Emma Brown: A novel from the unfinished manuscript by Charlotte Bronte by Clare Boylan
Rembrandt's Whore by Sylvie Matton
A Dark Matter by Peter Straub
Passion: A Novel of the Romantic Poets by Jude Morgan
Garlands of Gold by Rosalind Laker
The Garden of Ruth by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
The Song of Hannah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
Property by Valerie Martin
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue

The sale was half price so all of the above were only $9...mostly hardcovers! Boy do I LOVE a bargain!

Silk Road by Colin Falconer (for review in September/October)...from the author

What did you get in the mail over the past week?


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  1. Congrats on the followers! :)
    Good luck with finding a job. I am sure you will find something.

    2000 books! Wow! I am too lazy to catalogue all my books haha.

    Happy blogoversary in advance!

    Those are some fabulous books you've got there. Hope you enjoy them all.

  2. Good luck with the job hunt.

    Some really good books here. Enjoy them all.

  3. Good luck with the job hunt; stressful I am sure. Congrats of the 2 years milestone.

  4. Looks like you lucked out at the library sale! Wishing you the best in the job search too.

  5. Congrats on the followers! You deserve all of them.

    If I had that many books, I think I would try to build a fort out of them. Just to see if i could do it, without falling down on my head.

  6. Congrats on your blog accomplishments and enjoy your new books! Good luck with the job search.

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