Tuesday, November 8, 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.

Yes, I am in the midst of the frenzy that is NaNoWriMo and I'm behind (WAY behind) so you're probably wondering why I'm doing this post.  I'm a creature of habit...what can I say!

EVENTS/NEWS


You can still sign up for 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 has been announced! You can find out the details and sign up over at The Christmas Spirit HERE.



Read 2 Review has officially opened their doors and they have some exciting features and events planned, including a twitter contest and a Grand Opening Competition.  Head over and join in the fun HERE!

NEW FEATURE


I have a new weekly feature, which I'm cross hosting between here and Castle Macabre.  It's Wednesdays on the Trail(er)...where I post a new or favorite book trailer on Wednesdays.  At Castle Macabre, these will be horror/speculative fiction trailers for books and movies.  I started last week so be watching for this week's trailers.  Hope you enjoy it!


WHAT I'M READING
Last week:
--finished A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (no review yet)
--yesterday, read and reviewed The Art of War by Angela Panayotopulos (REVIEW)
Currently reading:
--Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (still trying to catch up...should I give up?)
--What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen (TuesBookTalk)
--Under the Dome by Stephen King
--The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe (for review)
Next Week:
--Bag of Bones by Stephen King (for my read-a-long at Castle Macabre)
--Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory, etc. (Crazy Book Tours-Review on Monday)
--The Luminist by David Rocklin (review and author interview on Wednesday and Thursday)


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month, Marcia is hosting it herself on the Mailbox Monday dedicated blog HERE.(want to read a book description? Clicking the book covers will take you to the book's page on Amazon).
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WON:
Weight of Stone: Book Two of The Vineart War by Laura Anne Gilman...from Crystal at My Reading Room
The Favored Queen by Carolly Erickson...from BookTrib
The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls by Wendy Delsol...from Princess Bookie/Contest Craze

FOR REVIEW:
Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan...Crazy Book Tours-tour stop on Castle Macabre (December)
Lifting the Wheel of Karma by Paul H. Magid...tour with Tribute Books (January)

FROM DOUBLEDAY BOOK CLUB (INTRO PKG):
Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir  <3
Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
A Clash of Kings (Book 2-ASOIAF) by George R.R. Martin
The Farm Chicks Christmas by Serena Thompson
Christmas in Williamsburg: 300 Years of Family Traditions by Karen Kostyal
Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts
2011 Christmas with Southern Living

PURCHASED FROM GOODWILL:
The Tower at Stony Wood by Patricia A. McKillip
The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
The Gathering by Anne Enright
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Remedy by Michelle Lovric
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Magi by Daniel L. Gilbert
The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundage
Midwinter by Matthew Sturges

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  1. The Farm Chicks Christmas looks great!

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  2. Do not give up on Anna Karenina. ;)

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  3. Anxious to see if you loved A Discovery of Witches as much as I did. And Jane was Here is pretty good!


    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  4. Wow, what a loot of books! I'll be looking forward to your review of Women of the Cousins' War so I can compare your thoughts with mine. Have a great week & good luck with the NaNoWrMo!

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  5. Hope you like Jane Was Here more than I did.

    Patricia A McKillip is a wonderful author

    I'll be signing up for the Christmas Challenge soon.

    Have a great week.

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  6. Wow - what a lot of good news and interesting books read and to read! I may check out the challenges...or not considering my time schedule. Sigh.
    I'll be emailing you tomorrow!
    TTYS.

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