I had quite an eventful week last week, which I will be revealing in this post (of course). I participated in the Bout of Book 4.0 Read-a-Thon and didn't do too hot, but enjoyed it just the same. I also participated in the Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers anniversary chat and scored several book wins. I will outline the ones I've already received in Mailbox Monday below and the ones I receive in the mail in a later MM edition.
What's going on in my reading world....
The True Book Addict was one of the 15 finalists in the Goodreads Independent Book Blogger Awards in the adult fiction category. It is truly an honor just to be a finalist! I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me. I'd like to congratulate the winners and the other finalists too. If you would like to see the winners and all the finalists, visit the Goodreads announcement post HERE.
My sons have their own blog! Inspired by Krista at Book Review Club and her kids' blog, Lollipops and Books, I thought it would be a great way to get my boys, who already like to read, to read more. They were pretty excited when I told them they could have their own blog. It's called G n R Book Club and they're getting ready to do the Metro Public Library's summer reading program so they'll have a lot to blog about soon. You can check out their new blog HERE or click the image above.
The High Summer Read-a-Thon is coming July 16 - 22. Mark your calendars! I'll be posting details and sign-up info soon.
If you're looking for another read-a-thon fix, check out the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon on June 20 - 24, hosted by Kindle Fever and My Shelf Confessions. Of course, there is no doubt that I'll be participating!
What I've been reading....
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
To read before the month is out:
Jumble Tales by Steve Morris
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
Carnage Road by Gregory Lamberson (REVIEW)
The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook by Christy Dorrity (REVIEW)
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Martha at Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf. (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to view the book(s) on Amazon)
I also won:
The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan...from the author
Immortal Obsession by Denise K. Rago...from read-a-thon giveaway hosted by Erin at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain...from BookTrib
Surrender to the Roman (eBook) by M.K. Chester...from the author (RHFL chat giveaway)
El Rey: A Novel of Renaissance Iberia (Kindle book) by Ginger Myrick...from the author (RHFL chat giveaway)
The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner...Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
Ten by Gretchen McNeil...from the lovely Kai at Fiction State of Mind
BARNES & NOBLE:
Outlining your Novel: Map your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland (partial purchase from B&N gift card won from M.J. Rose)
Unspent Time Omnibus by Graham Parke (Kindle book)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
The Sea of Monsters (PJ and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
Ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley
Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
Viriconium by W. John Harrison
The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night--Burton translation--Volumes V/VI
CD--The White Stripes--White Blood Cells ($2 at the library sale!)