Monday, November 5, 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.

Listening To:  Nothing much really...a few Christmas tunes here and there. =O)

Book finished: The Passage by Justin Cronin, The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey

Reading: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, The Waste Lands by Stephen King, Shakespeare's Coriolanus, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

On the Nightstand:  The Home by Scott Nicholson, Spooky Showcase by Alan Draven, a couple other review books (haven't picked which yet), Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (maybe)

Watching:  I saw the newest "Resident Evil" movie over the weekend.  I didn't like it as well.  Too much fighting and shooting, not enough zombies.  LOL! I also watched "We Bought a Zoo" on HBO. What an inspiring movie.  Just a really great film! I also enjoyed the Christmas movie marathon on the Hallmark Channel all weekend and the two new Christmas movies they debuted, "The Christmas Song" and "Love at the Thanksgiving Parade."

Making: ...myself get this house in order for my son's birthday party this Saturday and also in preparation for the Christmas decorating to commence soon after.

Grateful for:  the election finally being over tomorrow.  Whatever the outcome, I'm just glad there will be no more bad blood (I hope) between people.

Looking forward to: my son's 11th birthday on Friday and his party on Saturday.  Also, the bag sale at my monthly book sale on Saturday.  Melissa's read-a-thon this weekend and my write-a-thon, Sit Down and Write 2, next week (you can still SIGN-UP).  Hopefully, the write-a-thon will help me get caught up on my NaNoWriMo word count!

Picture:  Yeah, that about sums it up...



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Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is being hosted by Bermuda Onion this month. 

Check out this lovely book I received from Titan Books.  I'm assuming for review.  My sons literally flipped their lids over this one.  One of their favorite video games.  I thought about reviewing this over at Castle Macabre, but a lot of this game has historical settings.  You should see the period dress and locales in the art work.  Watch for my review on this blog soon.





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  1. I can't believe it's time to think about Christmas already, but I guess it is. My son would probably like that book too.

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  2. You have a nice selection of books! Have fun with them...happy birthday to your son!

    And Marilynne Robinson's books are so memorable.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Thanks for sharing...I must be a slow reader. It takes me at least four days to read a book. I see you read three last week.

    I just love your header and your blog....so fun to visit all the time.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/11/mailbox-monday-1152012.html

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  4. I had a heck of a time with Gilead, it did nothing for me :( I hope you're having a better time of it!

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  5. Oh my gosh - I could have my boys wrestling on the ground for that Assassins Creed book!

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  6. Christmas decorating...I'm too worried about the Thanksgiving menu to think about that yet!!

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  7. I just realize that Sit Down and Write 2 starts Monday! My goals, believe it or not, have changed yet again...lol.

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