Tuesday, November 15, 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.

Another week closer to Christmas! Where does the time go?! I am still behind on NaNoWriMo, but due to receiving some encouraging words over at my writing blog, I haven't given up yet.  And even if I don't finish, I will at least have a good start.  I really think I have a good story going so that makes me happy. =O)


The Bag of Bones read-a-long started yesterday over at Castle Macabre.  You can check out the details and you can still sign-up HERE.  Come spend a month with the king of horror, Stephen King!

You can still sign-up for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge  You can find out the details and sign- up over at The Christmas Spirit HERE.

My annual season long event starts next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, on The Christmas Spirit.  I will be sharing tons of Christmas cheer, including crafts, recipes, poems, stories, book reviews, music...just about everything Christmas related you can think of...there will even be some giveaways! I will also be hosting guest posts so if you think you'd like to contribute a post, just let me know.

Save the date! My winter read-a-thon, A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon, is scheduled for January 23 -29, 2012.  Be watching for details and sign-up coming some time in December.

--My reading has really went to the dogs.  I am at this very moment trying to finish The Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory et al.  I was supposed to have my review posted on Monday, but... I have the spotlight posted so should have the review up tomorrow.
--What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen (quite good so far)
--supposed to be reading The Luminist by David Rocklin for review this week, but suddenly realized over the weekend that I never received the book.  I was thinking I had it as an eBook on my eReader, but to no avail...so, not sure what will be happening there.
--Bag of Bones by Stephen King for the read-a-long at Castle Macabre (see above)
--I am going to try to read half of Breaking Dawn before I see the movie on Saturday.  I know, I know...fat laugh! I can be delusional, can't I?  ;O)

Coming up:
--Next week I have The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts for review on the 23rd.
--I still have a myriad of other books to finish and for review...no strength to list more at this point. *L*

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).  Speaking of Marcia, I have to say a quick thank you to her.  I mentioned in my comment on her MM post that I've been wanting to read Graveminder by Melissa Marr and she emailed me and offered to send me her copy.  How sweet was that?! Thanks again, Marcia!

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from Dewey's Read-a-Thon:
The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger
Variety Bookmark Pack donated by The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House...they sent me a big stack of bookmarks, most of them signed by the authors...they rock!

The Infernals by John Connolly...from Dream

The Gingerbread Bump-Off by Livia J. Washburn
Tumbleweed Christmas by Beverly Stowe McClure

The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2012
The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2012
Lily of the Valley by Honore de Balzac
The Magic Ring by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
Frankenstein's Bride by Hilary Bailey
Ape House by Sara Gruen
Snow by Ronald Malfi
The Christmas Wish by J. Gribbin Hutchinson
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Sing Noel by Jane Yolen
The Town Cats and Other Tales by Lloyd Alexander
The Secret Santa by Carol Wallace
The Christmas Knight by Jane Louise Curry
One Splendid Tree by Marilyn Helmer
Encyclopedia of Christmas by Tanya Gulevich

I also bought 3 more Christmas books for the mystery box I'm giving away at the end of The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge.


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  1. I need to look for some of the Christmas books. Have a good week!

  2. Your post was so interesting. Thanks.

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