Monday, July 18, 2011

TTBA WEEKLY NEWS AND MAILBOX MONDAY

This feature was inspired by It's Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and by  The Sunday Salon.

The 10 eBook giveaway of Michelle Franklin's books, The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu and Tales from Frewyn ends Sunday, July 24 at 11:59pm CST.  There will be ten winners and each winner will receive a copy of each eBook.  If you haven't already, stop by and read Michelle's short story HERE and enter the giveway.  It's International too!


There are two giveaways currently going on during my Christmas in July event over at The Christmas Spirit.  One eBook copy of Michelle Franklin's new book, Khantara.  Michelle shared a delightful holiday story about the Frewyn Christmas.  Go HERE to read it and to enter the giveaway (International).  The second giveaway is from author Tiffany A. Higgins.  She is giving away two copies of her children's book, We've Seen Santa.  She shared with us the origins of her family's holiday traditions.  You can read it HERE and enter the giveaway too (US and Canada).


The High Summer Read-a-Thon is only one week away! If you haven't signed up, why not check out the details and sign up.  I've got some great prizes lined up and there will be a few mini-challenges hosted by other bloggers as well.  You can read all about it HERE.  Would love to have you with us!


What I'm reading:
I didn't finish anything last week.  I am seriously in a reading rut! Hopefully, that will change next week during the read-a-thon.  *fingers crossed*


Currently reading:
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (read along)
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks (read along)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (TuesBookTalk read along)
Dante's Journey by JC Marino


Advance plans for read-a-thon reading next week:
Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys
The Greek Maiden and the English Lord by Patty Apostolides
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Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour.  This month's host is Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books.

BookBox: embed book widget, share book list

WON:
Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens...from Jessica at A Book Lover's Diary
Thief by Sarah-Jane Lehoux...from Melissa at My World...in words and pages
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty...from Alyce at At Home with Books

FROM A FRIEND:
Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys...from Kathleen at Blog O' the Irish and CelticLady's Reviews

BOOKMOOCH:
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Christmas by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht

BOOK TOURS:
with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours-

Eromenos by Melanie McDonald (September)
Road from the West: Book I of the Chronicles of Tancred by Rosanne E. Lortz (October)



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  1. Thanks for sharing thee giveaway info. I've been in a reading rut as well, mostly because I've been super busy. So I hope in August I can catch up.

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  2. I am excited the High Summer Read-a-Thon. Hopefully I will get a lot of reading done.
    I will be looking forward to your reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Vlad: The Last Confession .

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  3. Lena--You're welcome! Hopefully, we will both get out of our reading ruts soon!

    Misha--I'm excited for it too! I think it will be a fun week. =O)

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  4. I really want to read Never Knowing. I hope you have a great week.

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  5. Nice wins. The Bookmooch title made me laugh - hope it's helpful :)

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  6. I must say, Michelle, you've got an eclectic group of current reads. Something there for every facet of your reading interests I bet.

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  7. Don't stress over not finishing. Reading is to enjoy! :-)
    I haven't been able to fit in The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo yet. I may download it on Audible today but then I agreed to another read/listen with a friend forgetting that I should squeeze this in. Hmmm - So many books...
    You had a great mailbox! Woot! Enjoy!
    Have a lovely week!

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