Tuesday, April 17, 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.

I can't believe it has been three weeks since I posted a weekly news/mailbox monday post.  I was out of town a little over a week ago and I came back sick.  I've been sick for a week and a half and can't afford to go to the doctor.  Ugh! Just hoping it goes away on its own without need for antibiotics.

What's going on in my reading world....

The Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon over at Castle Macabre starts next Monday, the week of April 23 - 29, on the tail of Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.  The decision was made through the poll I had up over at Castle Macabre to concentrate on the reading so there will be no mini-challenges this time.  However, there will be a giveaway at the end with a first, second, and third place for everyone who participates in the read-a-thon.  I've had a few prize donations from some generous authors and am still seeking  donations.  Authors looking to promote your books?  Contact me!  I also have a couple of bloggers holding giveaways as well.  For all the read-a-thon details and to sign-up, head over to this POST at Castle Macabre.  Sign-ups are open through Friday, 4/27, for those who only want to participate on the weekend.

Just another friendly reminder about my new challenge, A Non-Fiction Adventure?  I took the lead from the awesome creators of the Fill in the Gaps: 100 Project and The Classics Club and decided to create a similar challenge focusing on non-fiction books.  The fruition of this idea came to me as I was looking at my shelves of non-fiction books.  In my library of 3000+ books, non-fiction makes up about 1000+ of that total.  I focus so heavily on fiction I never take the time to squeeze in some non-fiction reads which I do love to read.  So I thought, why not follow the lead of those I mentioned above and create this challenge for the non-fiction genre.  I have created a dedicated blog for this challenge.  You can read all the details and sign-up HERE.  Would love for you to join me for this adventure!

What I've been reading....
Currently reading:
The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas (review coming Wednesday)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Finished recently:
The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot (review)
The Dragon's Harp by Rachael Pruitt (review)
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (review)

I will list my upcoming reads for my Dewey's Read-a-Thon starting post and my read-a-thon post next Monday.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Cindy's Love of Books.
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Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham...from the author

Jumble Tales by Steve Morris...for Read 2 Review reading group for May

The Mongoliad: Book One by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, E.D. deBirmingham, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey, and Cooper Moo....from Klout Perks

AMAZON (associate earnings):
Famine by Graham Masterton
10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks-Beale

A Halloween How-To: Costumes, Parties, Decorations, and Destinations by Lesley Bannatyne
Cassandra and Jane:  A Jane Austen Novel by Jill Pitkeathley
Faithful Place by Tana French
Nevermore by Harold Schechter
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase
Soul by Tobsha Learner



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  1. I still need to get the Tana French book read since I have it languishing on my shelves. Hope your week is off to a good start.

  2. I really wanted to do the Spring Into Horror but I've bitten off so much more than I can deal with already! I'm going to see what I can get done over readathon and then decide. Fingers crossed!

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