Monday, May 28, 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.

What's going on in my/the reading world....
Although there are still a couple more hours left on the poll, in which I asked if 1) there should be a dedicated blog for my seasonal read-a-thons and 2) if I should have each read-a-thon during a set week in its designated month each year, the consensus has been yes to both questions.  So, the dedicated blog for my read-a-thon is coming soon, just in time for the High Summer Read-a-Thon.  All of my read-a-thons will be hosted from there from now on.  My lovely friend, Kai (Fiction State of Mind), gave me a great name for the dedicated blog and so it will be named Seasons of Reading.  What do you think?  I love it! 

TuesBookTalk Read-a-longs on Twitter (@tuesbooktalk  #tuesbooktalk) and on Goodreads chose Classics for June's genre.  Our discussion starts Tuesday, June 5 on Twitter at 9:30pm EST/8:30pm CST.  You do not have to join us on Twitter.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the Goodreads group if you can't make the chat on Twitter.  Get the full reading schedule HERE.  June's selection:




A wonderful group I am a member of, Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers, has launched its own blog for the showcasing and review of great historical fiction/romance.  They will be offering books for review and posting reviews by us members who sign up.  Check out the Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers blog HERE.  The Goodreads group can be found HERE.


My good friends at Read 2 Review have launched their own virtual book tour site, Page Turner Book Tours.  Kate has done a spectacular job creating some really great tour packages for authors to tour their books.  I will be participating in some of their tours here and at Castle Macabre.  Be sure to check out their new site HERE.  Why not tour your book with them or bloggers, join me as a tour host!

What I've been reading....
Currently reading:
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Bleak House by Dickens (finishing up)
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
Jumble Tales by Steve Morris

Coming up soon:
The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy
Middlemarch by George Eliot

Finished recently:
Sound of the Heart by Genenvieve Graham (REVIEW)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (review coming soon)
Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson--audio book (review coming soon--on Castle Macabre)


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)

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WON:
The Cursed Man by Keith Rommel...from read-a-thon giveaway hosted by Erin at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Dancing at the Chance by DeAnna Cameron...from the author (RHFL chat giveaway)

BARNES & NOBLE (remaining purchase from B&N gift card won from M.J. Rose):
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
90 Days to your Novel: A Day-by-Day Plan for Outlining & Writing Your Book by Sarah Domet
Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Ph.D.

LIBRARY LOOT:
The Visitant by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear...for the Summer Book Challenge
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood...for The Margaret Atwood Project at Dog Ear Discs

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  1. I'm waiting to see what you thought of the Agatha Christie book and I keep hoping to see a Rinehart book on your reading list. Have a great week.

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  2. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is one of my favourites in the genre. I hope you'll treasure it as much as I do! BTW Seasons of Reading is a wonderful name. I love it!

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  3. You're doing some heavy reading. I hope you enjoy your new books - Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is so good!

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  4. I LOVED Saving CeeCee Honeycutt...hope you do too!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

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  5. I've always been curious about Bleak House...look forward to your review!

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  6. Great name Seasons of Reading. I love it! Can't wait for the summer readathon.

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