Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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.

Hope everyone had a great week last week! I don't have much to report, except that my family and I got to stay at the Opryland Hotel over the weekend for a Dreamworks Family Fun Night, courtesy of Klout perks.  You can read all about it HERE.  It was great fun and didn't cost us a penny. =O)

NEWS
Have you checked out my new history blog yet?  It's brand new so there's not much posted over there yet, but my introductory post is about William Wallace.  And the blog design is nice too. ;O)  Stop by and check it out if you get a chance.  The blog is called A Brave Heart.

EVENTS


Just a quick reminder:  Marie and I are hosting a read-a-long of Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor over at our blog, Historical Fiction Connection.  It runs from March 18 through April 14.  Head over to the blog and read this POST for all the details.  If you haven't signed up yet, we would love for you to join us!

What I'm reading:
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (for TuesBookTalk)
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (still trying to catch up for the read-a-long)
Macbeth by Shakespeare

Finished:
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau (REVIEW)
The Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites (REVIEW)

Starting soon:
Oleanna by Julie K. Rose
The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose (book tour/review on 2/29)


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Metroreader. (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 Forest Laird: A Tale of William Wallace by Jack Whyte (from publisher, Tor/Forge)

FROM BETTER WORLD BOOKS:
Twilight of Avalon: A Novel of Tristan and Isolde by Anne Elliott
Dark Moon of Avalon: A Novel of Tristan and Isolde (Book 2) by Anne Elliott

FROM AMAZON (WITH GIFT CERTIFICATES):
The Turquoise by Anya Seton
The Shangri-La Diet: The No Hunger Eat Anything Weight Loss Plan by Seth Roberts, Ph.D.
The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel by Joyce and Jim Lavene

FROM BARNES AND NOBLE (WITH GIFT CARD):
Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
Treasury of Art Nouveau Design and Ornament (Dover Books)
Twelve Degas Dancers Bookmarks (Dover Books)
Keep Calm and Carry On bookmark

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  1. Just thought I would pop in and say hi really quickly. Hope everything is going great.

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  2. You're reading such an interesting group of books right now! I'm really looking forward to your reviews. I loved The Color Purple and can't wait to see what you think of it!

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