Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TTBA Weekly News/Mailbox Monday...Tuesday edition

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

Boy, it sure has been hectic around here lately! Am I treading water? Yes.  Will I be able to stay above water?  That remains to be seen.  ;O)  Launching a new blog is a lot of work, but I'm still enjoying it.  I know things will even out soon.  When I add school to the mix again is when it's going to get tricky!

EVENTS


--The Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon starts next Monday! Have you signed up yet?  For those who haven't, either signed up or heard about it, I am hosting it over at Castle Macabre.  You can still sign up.  I don't have a deadline.  If you decide to join us halfway through the read-a-thon or even at the end (on the weekend), that's perfectly fine.  I'm all about flexibility.  If you'd like to read more about it, or to sign-up, go HERE.

--Kai, Orchid and I are hosting the Frightful Fall Reviewers Challenge throughout October.  There will be prizes at all three blogs so tons of chances to win.  You can read all about it HERE.

--There are lots of giveaways going on over at Castle Macabre too.  Head over and check them out in the left sidebar.

--Banned Books Week is in full swing! I am participating in the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop.  I'm giving away a copy of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The Lovely Bones (two winners).  Go HERE to enter or click the hop image at the top of the right sidebar.


All week, I will be doing posts here showcasing historical fiction that has been challenged/banned.  Yesterday, I featured Jean Auel's Earth's Children series.  Over at Castle Macabre, I'm featuring challenged/banned horror books and authors.  Today, Stephen King!

--Check out my interview, review, and GIVEAWAY over at The Christmas Spirit with author, Melissa Ann Goodwin, in celebration of her upcoming Christmas novel, The Christmas Village.

WHAT I'M READING
Finished:
Dust by Joan Frances Turner  my review
The Christmas Village by Melissa Ann Goodwin  my review

Currently reading:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Commander And The Den Asaan Rautu by Michelle Franklin
Decayed Etchings by Brandon Ford
Tick Tock by Dean Koontz (on audio)
The Diviners by Julian White (later this week)


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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FOR REVIEW:
The Darkness by Crystal Connor...from Pump Up Your Book! promotions
Bending the Boyne by J.S. Dunn...from Seriously Good Books, publisher

WON:
The Golden Acorn by Catherine Cooper...from Back of the Book Reviews
In Malice Quite Close by Brandi Lynn Ryder...from Jean at Maurice on Books
Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen...from Debbie at Debbie's Book Bag

PURCHASED FROM BARNES AND NOBLE:
Bang the Keys: Four Steps to a Lifelong Writing Practice by Jill Dearman
Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon

PURCHASED FROM DOLLAR TREE:
How To Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson
The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
The Walking People by Mary Beth Keane

BOOKMOOCH:
Holiday Decorations: A Collection of Inspired Gifts, Recipes, and Decorative Ideas by Genevieve A. Sterbenz

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  1. I haven't checked Dollar Tree for books in a long time. I'll have to check them out again. I'll also have to check out the readathon. I have so many review books to catch up on. Your timing is perfect!

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  2. I love the Dollar Tree for books. I guess it's time for another trip.

    Hope your week is off to a great start.

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