Monday, September 12, 2011

TTBA Weekly News, Mailbox Monday, BBAW: Community

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


I am SO late with this post! I just can't ever seem to get it together, especially lately.  It seems I'm running behind on everything.  I do apologize for this late posting for BBAW in particular.


Community

I belong to a community! It's a community that has become very important to me.  Many people outside of the realm of book blogging probably would not understand.  They might say things like, "How can you be friends with someone you met online?" or "Get a life...you spend too much time blogging."  The two things they do not understand are that 1) online friendship is not as impersonal as many people think and 2) book blogging is not just blogging.  It's the appreciation of the written word, one of the most important things in this world of ours, and sharing it with a community of like-minded individuals.  I have met some of the most wonderful and caring people in my short two years of book blogging.  Some who I consider to be the very best of friends.  From Ryan at Wordsmithonia, who started me on this journey in the first place, to all the bloggers I interact with regularly (you know who you are) and my weekly Cat Thursday participants...these are people who I would miss if I ever left the blogging world (God forbid).  So, you might ask me why I host four read-a-thons a year or why I launched yet another blog or even why I have a weekly meme called Cat Thursday (cat lovers understand).  It's not just because I'm not happy unless I'm biting off more than I can chew (LOL) and it's not only because I love read-a-thons or hoarding blogs or even my love of cats.  It's because I enjoy interacting with these good people I have met and, I hope someday, that I will get the opportunity to meet at least a few of them in person.  But if I don't, I'll take their impersonal online friendship any day of the week.

EVENTS

Have you checked out the blog launch event and giveaway at my new horror blog, Castle Macabre?  On Tuesday, author Scott M. Baker is giving away print copies of The Vampire Hunters trilogy.  I also have more giveaways and author appearances coming this month.  My Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon is being hosted over there as well.  Details and sign-up are HERE.


TuesBookTalk Read-a-Longs on Twitter (@tuesbooktalk  #tuesbooktalk) and on Goodreads chose fantasy for September's genre.  Our discussion starts Tuesday, September 13 on Twitter at 10:30pm ET/9:30pm CT.  You do not have to join us on Twitter.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the Goodreads group if you can't make the chat on Twitter.  Get the full reading schedule HERE.  This month we are reading:

WHAT I'M READING

Finished since last week:
Captivity by Deborah Noyes (review coming soon)
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (review coming soon)
Eromenos by Melanie McDonald  my review
Danny Marble and the Application for Non-Scary Things by Jessica McHugh  my review

Currently reading:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (still plugging away at this one!)


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour.  This month's host is Amused by Books  (want to read a book description?  Clicking the book covers will take you to the book's page on Amazon)

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BOOKMOOCH:
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman

LIBRARY SALE:
Hunger's Brides by Paul Anderson
City of God by Beverly Swerling
The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott
The Winter Queen by Jane Stevenson
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

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  1. anyone with an appreciation of the written word, already has a life and one with a greater and perspective than most, especially if they've never read.

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