Last week was a great week! Namely, because my birthday was Saturday and I got to stop by the Southern Festival of Books and pick up Lisa Alther's novel, Washed in the Blood and, since I won a Speed Reader pass, I got to jump to the front of her signing line and be the first to have my book personalized and signed! Awesome!
I was also able to meet up, and chat briefly, with a couple of my fellow Tennessee book Bloggers...Nikki from Books Most Wanted and Marla from Starting the Next Chapter. It was so great to finally meet some book bloggers in person. =O)
The Frightful Fall Reviewers Challenge is still going on until the end of the month. You can still join in and qualify for some great prizes. Go HERE to read all the details.
I have decided I am going to host a read-a-long of Stephen King's Bag of Bones via Castle Macabre starting the second week in November. The television mini-series airs on December 11 and 12 on A&E and I want to reread it before watching the movie. I will be posting all the info this week over at Castle Macabre, but if you're interested, feel free to express your interest in the comments.
WHAT I'M READING
Have not finished anything. =O(
Road from the West by Rosanne E. Lortz
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:
The Darkness by Crystal Connor
Decayed Etchings by Brandon Ford
American Horror edited by Scott Nicholson
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).
The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe...from vvb32 reads
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot...from Kat at Books, Crafts and Pretty Things
from Donna at The Happy Booker during the Banned Books Week giveaway hop:
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Writer's Compass by Nancy Ellen Dodd...from Carol at Carol's Notebook
PURCHASED AT SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS:
Washed in the Blood by Lisa Alther
PURCHASED FROM BETTER WORLD BOOKS:
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford