Monday, October 10, 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.

Well, I'm just coming off my week long Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon, as many of you know.  A lot of work hosting a read-a-thon by yourself with about 60 participants! Whew! I enjoyed every minute of it though.  My only regret is that I haven't been able to stop by and visit many blogs lately.  I'm hoping to remedy that situation this week. =O)  So, I hope you will forgive me and bear with me while I get back in the groove.

EVENTS
--The Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon ended yesterday.  We had a fun time doing some scary reading all week.  The wrap-up post is HERE.  My read-a-thon stats are posted there, as well as winners of the final giveaways and mini-challenges.  Thanks to all who participated and to the authors who donated all the awesome prizes and the other bloggers who hosted mini-challenges/giveaways.  It would not have been such a success without them.

--Don't forget about the Frightful Fall Reviewers Challenge going on over at Castle Macabre (along with my blogging buddies, Kai and Orchid).  There are some great prizes up for grabs at all three blogs.  Details and sign up HERE.

--Did you know that I'm the Book Whore of the Month over at Smash Attack Reads?  Yup, that's right! Never thought I'd enjoy being called a whore, but in this case, I loved it! You can go read all about it HERE.  Thanks again to Ryan for nominating me and to all the lovely bloggers who said such nice things about me. =O)

--I'm giving away a wonderful Christmas book over at The Christmas Spirit called The Christmas Village by Melissa Ann Goodwin.  You can also check out my interview with Melissa.  Giveaway is open until October 30.  Stop by and read all about it HERE.

--TuesBookTalk, my Tuesday night book chat on Twitter (@TuesBookTalk, #TuesBookTalk) and at my Goodreads Read-a-Long group, is reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.  We meet on Twitter every Tuesday at 10:30pm EST/9:30pm CST and chat for about an hour.  If you can't make the chat on Twitter, you can always post your thoughts about each section in the group on Goodreads.  It's never too late to jump in and catch up.  You can find our reading schedule HERE.

WHAT I'M READING
During the read-a-thon, I read/finished:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Invisible Sun by S.J. Davis  my review
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (started--about 65 pages in)

Currently reading:
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (read-a-long)
Under the Dome by Stephen King (read-a-long)
Tick Tock by Dean Koontz (still listening on audio)

Review books I will be reading during the next two weeks:
Decayed Etchings by Brandon Ford
American Horror edited by Scott Nicholson
Road from the West by Rosanne E. Lortz
Silk Road by Colin Falconer

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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FOR REVIEW:
The Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, and Michael Jones...for Crazy Book Tours

WON:
David Bowie: Starman by Paul Trynka...from Martha at Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf
The Pilgrim Glass by Julie K. Rose...from Back of the Book Reviews
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick...from Historical Novel Review

PURCHASED FROM GOODWILL:
Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
The Bondmaid by Catherine Lim
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz
The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz
The Joy of Books by Eric Burns

PURCHASED AT LIBRARY SALE:
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey
Ben Hur by Lew Wallace
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Dubliners by James Joyce
Enchanted by Elizabeth Lowell
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Sherlock in Love by Sena Jeter Naslund
The Virgin's Daughter's: In the Court of Elizabeth I by Jeane Westin
Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale by David Wellington
Uppity Women of Medieval Times by Vicki Leon
I'd Rather Be Writing by Marcia Golub

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  1. Yay! I was hoping if I moved it that more people would be able to participate. You don't need to link up yet because I'll post a new one once it gets closer to the start date. Feel free to join the goodreads group though because that's where I will be putting all the updates from now on. :)

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  2. You deserved the Book Whore title kiddo, you more than anyone else I know. I'm still in awe of everythign you do.

    I love the sound of Frostbite and I used to own all The Upitty Women books, not sure what happened to them though.

    Have a great week.

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