Monday, August 13, 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.

I can't believe that it has been two weeks since I've posted a news and MM post! I've been so busy and frankly, I just haven't felt like it.  I think sometimes we just have to take these little breaks to maintain our sanity.  It certainly has been busy in the book blogging world lately.  My read-a-thon finished and then more started (not that I'm complaining...I love read-a-thons!).  This week, there are two going on and then next Monday starts what I'm going to tell you about on!

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

Monday starts my Sit Down and Write Write-a-Thon! This write-a-thon is for any writing you need to get done, whether it be novel writing, writing reviews, short stories, journaling...whatever writing you want to accomplish, this is the week for you! Since we're going to be coming off a bunch of read-a-thons, I would imagine you'll have a lot of reviews to catch up on.  I'm going to be concentrating on catching up my word count on my novel, which I'm trying to finish during Camp NaNoWriMo.  But even if I don't finish, at least I'll get a lot accomplished.  I'm hosting this over at my writing blog, The Story Inside Me.  For details and sign-up, go HERE.

I just announced this over at the Stephen King Challenge.  We're reading the entire Dark Tower series from September this year through July 2013! You can check out the details and sign up at the dedicated blog HERE.

We're into the second week of the Wolf Hall Read-a-Long so there's still time to catch up! The reading and posting schedules can be found HERE.  It's a great book.  You should join us!

Coming in October to Castle Macabre...Season of the Witch! Details will be posted over there soon.  If you are interested in participating by writing a guest post or, if you're an author, and you'd like to donate a book for a giveaway, let me know.  The focus is going to be witches (I'm going to be reading my fair share of witch-related fiction), but anything scary is game! Be watching for details at Castle Macabre.

What I'm reading....

I'm currently participating in the Bout of Books 5.0 read-a-thon.  You can check out what I'm reading at this POST.  My updates are in a sticky at the top of the blog.

Lesley Harrison
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is 5 Minutes for Books.   (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to view the book(s) on Amazon)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams...from Titan Books (for review at Castle Macabre)

Flesh by Khanh Ha...from Pump Up Your Book for a tour (Castle Macabre)

Movers, Dreamers and Risk-Takers: Unlocking the Power of ADHD by Kevin Roberts...from Laura at Book Snob

From my good friend, Kai, at Fiction State of Mind:
For my boys
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers by Dav Pilkey
Captain Cold and the Blizzard Battle by Scott Sonneborn
Zeke Meeks vs. The Gruesome Girls by D. L. Green
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow by Nathan Bransford
The Enchanted Attic by L. L. Samson
Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker
Troubletwisters:  The Magic by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
The Space Race by Peter Benoit
For me
A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
The Medusa Amulet by Robert Masello
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Zom-B by Darren Shan

and some cute bookmarks!

The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond

Harry Potter "Houses" journal

Armadale by Wilkie Collins
Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
A Spectacle of Corruption by David Liss

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland
The Perfect Royal Mistress by Diane Haeger
The Queen's Sorrow by Suzannah Dunn
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Lady Vernon and Her Daughter by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
Stone's Fall by Iain Pears
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende


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