Monday, July 9, 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 also by The Sunday Salon.

So, I skipped posting this last week and this week is going to be short and sweet too.  I've been working at home as a part-time virtual assistant for a month now and it has been an adjustment.  I don't want to sound whiny to those of you who work full-time or anything, but when you've been a stay-at-home mom like I've been for so many years, working again really is an adjustment, especially with two boys at home for the summer (can I say handful?), doing all the blogging I do, and trying to write my novel as well (and guess what takes a backseat, unfortunately).  Anyway, enough venting.  I will adjust soon.  It will be somewhat easier when the boys go back to school.  I'll at least get some peace then.  LOL!

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


The The Queen's Vow (by C.W. Gortner) Read-a-Long at Historical Fiction Connection is going on right now.  Our first check-in post goes up tomorrow.  There is still time to joins us! The dates are July 7 through July 21 and you can get all the details and the reading schedule at this POST


The High Summer Read-a-Thon starts next Monday.  If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time.  You can sign up through Friday, July 20, the week of the read-a-thon.  Sign up at the dedicated blog, Seasons of Reading.  Would love to have you join us!


My annual Christmas in July event at my Christmas blog, The Christmas Spirit, is going on right now.  If you love Christmas any time of the year, you'll want to stop by for some fun! I'm also looking for guest bloggers so if you're interested in being my guest during the event, visit the announcement post HERE and find out what all will be going on.

To find out what I'm reading this week, visit the read-a-thon sticky post at the top of the blog.


 Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Mrs. Q Book Addict.   (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to view the book(s) on Amazon)

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 FOR REVIEW:
Twenty-Two Faces: Inside the Extraordinary Life of Jenny Hill and Her Twenty-Two Multiple Personalities by Judy Byington, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., ret....from Pump Up Your Book book tours

WON:
The Paradise Prophecy by Robert Browne...from Tim at Tim's World
Following Polly by Karen Bergreen...from the author
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot...from Allie at A Literary Odyssey

From Armchair BEA (A Harper Perennial prize pack...books and a lovely tote bag):
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
When We Argued All Night by Alice Mattison

BOOKMOOCH:
Fear by Irini Spanidou

DOLLAR TREE:
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey

LIBRARY SALE:
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
A Dangerous Climate: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield
Red Water by Judith Freeman
Royal Harlot: A Novel of the Countess of Castlemaine and King Charles II by Susan Holloway Scott
Seeing by Jose Saramago
Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

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  1. Oh my gosh - you've really added a lot of books to those shelves this week! The boys are going to have to start keeping books under their beds for you instead of their toys!

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  2. I started back to work full time back in February after being a stay st home mom for 25 years. I fully understand how hard it is to adjust. Hang in there. It will all fall into place eventually!

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  3. Goodness...loads of wonderful new books! Enjoy them all!!

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  4. I understand about having to adjust! Also, look forward to the upcoming High Summer Read-a-Thon!

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