Monday, October 24, 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.


Coming off a weekend of read-a-thon madness where I didn't (hardly) sleep and got almost no reading done.  Go figure! This week I'm participating in the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, which runs through Sunday.  I know, such a sad, sad addiction.  ;O)

EVENTS


I just announced the Bag of Bones (by Stephen King) read-a-long over at Castle Macabre.  The television mini-series is set to air on December 11 and 12 and since it is one of my most favorite SK books, I thought a reread was greatly in order.  For all the details and to sign-up, go HERE.

Some of you might already be aware, but I'm mentioning it again because it is going to be largely affecting my life in November.  What am I talking about?  Yes, I'm signed up for NaNoWriMo...again.  My last two attempts have been major #fail, but this time, I'm determined to finish.  I'm in the right mindset and I can really feel the difference in my attitude, as compared to previous years.  So, if I disappear or, when I appear, I act like a grumpy bear, please know, it's not you, it's me...and NaNoWriMo.  Wish me luck!

WHAT I'M READING
Last week:

Road from the West by Rosanne E. Lortz  (my REVIEW)
You can also read Rosanne's excellent guest post and enter the giveaway for a copy of the book HERE.

This week:
For this week's reading plans, visit my Bout of Books read-a-thon starting post HERE.



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:
Unrest in Eden by Florence Byham Weinberg...from Stephanie Barko, publicist
The Christmas Village by Melissa Ann Goodwin...I reviewed this last month HERE (signed copy) a special thanks to Melissa! =O)

WON:
Children of the Night by Dan Simmons...from Pam @ Midnyte Reader

PURCHASED FROM BARNES AND NOBLE:
The Best Year of Your Life: Dream It, Plan It, Live It by Debbie Ford
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting by Paul Baldwin and John Malone

PURCHASED FROM DEALS:
The Christmas List: A Holly, Jolly Treasury of Seasonal Stats by Quirk Books and David Graham
Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon

PURCHASED AT LIBRARY SALE:
A Christmas Garland compiled by Julie Mitchell, Illustrated by Kathy Orr (no cover image)
The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell
The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
Distant Music by Lee Langley
The Lost Queen: The Tragedy of a Royal Marriage by Norah Lofts (no cover image)
The Collector by John Fowles
Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
The Purple Emperor by Herbie Brennan
Madman by Tracy Groot
You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates
A Separate Peace by Johns Knowles
The Tsarina's Daughter by Carolly Erickson
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The hoarding continues.....

2 comments:

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  1. Organized? glad I give you that impression but not sure what you think is organized so I can't give you any tips.

    I loved Bag of Bones! I know I own it but I wouldn't be able to get my hands on it.

    I'm considering your read-a-thon but I think school is going to get in the way :(


    Header: why yes, that is a new header, thanks for noticing (it is a fairy reading nook from farmville!)

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  2. You do so well at those library sales. I'm almost envious of your ability there.

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