Monday, October 31, 2011

TTBA Weekly News and Mailbox Monday (and read-a-thon wrap-up)

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

Oops, forgot to do my Bout of Books 2.0 Read-a-Thon wrap-up so here it is:

Number of books I read the last day of read-a-thon:  few pages of Under the Dome by Stephen King
Total number of books I read for read-a-thon:  2.20  
Read-a-Thon #insixwords:  Read two. Wish it was more.
Books:  The Reindeer Keeper by Barbara Briggs Ward (read and REVIEWED on Tuesday), 69 pages of A Discovery of Witches (also on Tuesday), Completed The Darkness by Crystal Connor (10/27 REVIEW)


Oops! Forgot to mention, I'm giving away (3) copies of Dracula in Love by Karen Essex over at Castle Macabre.  Check it out HERE.

My lovely friend, Kate (formerly of Back of the Book Reviews) has launched her new site with a great team of people backing her up.  They officially opened the doors of the new site today....Read 2 Review! Head on over and check it out.  She will be announcing a competition soon.  Go HERE to take a look. =O)

Don't forget about the Bag of Bones read-a-long I'm hosting over at Castle Macabre.  You can check out the details and sign-up HERE.

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge is coming back for its third year starting the week of Thanksgiving! I will have challenge info, sign-up, and buttons ready by the end of this week (hopefully).  The challenge is hosted at my Christmas blog, The Christmas Spirit.  I will also have a season long event of guest posts, giveaways, and Christmas related fun over there again this year.  I have a new blog look (new header image is above) and I will be making a new button as well.  My favorite time of year is just around the corner!
As I mentioned, I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year (National Novel Writing Month) and it officially starts in a little over an hour! To say that I'm feeling a sense of panic is an understatement.  This is how I know that I'm committed this year.  Otherwise, I would not be having feelings like severe test anxiety.  LOL! If you happen to be doing NaNo as well, look me up.  My NaNo screen name is thetruebookaddict.  Wish me luck!

Last week:
--You can read about what I read last week in my read-a-thon wrap-up post above.

This week:
--finish A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
--finish Under the Dome by Stephen King
--catch up on Anna Karenina
--read Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe (for review)
--read The Art of War by Angela Panayotopulos (for review)

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit (want to read a book description? Clicking the book covers will take you to the book's page on Amazon).
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The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen...from Kathleen at Celticlady's Reviews
Before The Last All Clear by Ray Evans...from Julie at My Book Retreat

Joseph's Bones: Understanding the Struggle Between God and Mankind in the Bible by Jerome M. Segal
The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin

Have a great week everyone!


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  1. Wow...I didn't realize you had so many blogs!! I'm off to check them out!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  2. I've been tempted to get A Discovery of Witches so I'll check back for your review. Have a good week!

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