I missed posting this last week because frankly, I was exhausted and just didn't have the energy. As many of you already know, I recently started a work from home job as a virtual assistant and it's taking some getting used to after not working for so long. I'm glad it's starting out slow so that I can make the transition a little more easily. I'm definitely going to have to get better at time management which is something I really suck at. I'll just have to do it. =O)
What's going on in my/the reading world....
The dedicated read-a-thon blog, Seasons of Reading, is live and sign-up for the High Summer Read-a-Thon is posted over there. My read-a-thons will be hosted from that blog from now on. I hope you like the site! Click the button above, if you'd like to sign-up for the read-a-thon.
I'm hosting a Virtual Baby Shower for Amy from Passages to the Past and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours on Saturday, June 30. It's going to be a fun event with a trivia game with book prizes and just generally celebrating Amy's impending arrival and wishing well to a person who gives so much to the historical fiction and book blogging communities. For all the details, visit the invite/information post HERE.
We're hosting another read-a-long at Historical Fiction Connection. We're reading The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner. The dates are July 7 through July 21 and you can get all the details and the reading schedule at this POST. I'm actually reading the book this week for a scheduled review on Friday, but I will definitely be joining in on the discussion. I love Gortner's books!
What I've been reading....
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Coming up this week:
The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner
The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy (review)
The King Must Die by N. Gemini Sasson (review)
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Marie at Burton Book Review. (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to view the book(s) on Amazon)
Promises of the Heart: Sisters of the Heart Series, Book One by Scarlett Rains...from Krista at Book Review Club
The Reckoning by Alma Katsu...from Wunderkind PR
The Great Sphinx of Amun-Ra by Herbert Smith...from Pump Up Your Book!
(Never ignore those Living Social deals...I got $30 in books for $10 + shipping!)
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman
The Castings Trilogy by Pamela Freeman
The French Mistress by Susan Holloway Scott
For the King by Catherine Delors
Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Dracula, My Love by Syrie James
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Vanity Fair by W.M. Thackeray (I actually already own this, but this was a nice cloth bound edition so I couldn't resist!)
April Lady by Georgette Heyer
Survivor by Tabitha King
Evernight by Claudia Gray