Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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 The Sunday Salon.

The High Summer Read-a-Thon started today (actually at 12am this morning).  Remember you can still join us, even if it's for the last two days or if you can only do the early part of the week.  We're having some mini-challenges and giveaways too! If you decide to join us, go HERE to sign-in and read!

My two year blogoversary is on August 5th! I'm working on getting together some prizes for a big giveaway.  So far, the uber cool Nicole at Tribute Books has donated FIVE eBooks for me to give away.  Still have some irons in the fire on prize donations and, if all else fails, I'll do a little something myself.  Won't be much since I'm SO broke, but I'll do something.  I love my blog and I love my followers! I hit two other milestones recently as well.  Went over 400 GFC followers and over 500 feed subscribers.  Awesome!

There's one more week of Christmas in July over at The Christmas Spirit.  Stop by over there, if you haven't.  There are some really great guest posts and a couple of giveaways.

You can read about what I'm reading this week for the read-a-thon HERE.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour.  This month's host is Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books.  (want to read a book description?  Clicking the book covers will take you to the book's page on Amazon)

BookBox: embed book widget, share book list

BookBox: embed book widget, share book list

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters...from vvb32 Reads
The Trouble with Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan...from Misty at Book Rat

I won ALL of these awesome books from Kai at Fiction State of Mind!
Judy Moody's Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of More Fun Stuff To Do by Megan McDonald
Shadow Walkers by Brent Hartinger
Token by Alisa Kwitney and Joelle Jones
Pompeii: City on Fire by T.L. Higley
Hidden by Helen Frost
Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose

Cats with Attitude by Nicole Hollander

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis
The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll
The Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book One by Cassandra Clare
Love, Again by Doris Lessing
The Royal Physician's Visit by Per Olov Enquist
Roses by Leila Meacham
The Crown Rose by Fiona Avery
The Quest by Wilbur Smith
Merlin's Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton
The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

Did you get some book awesomeness last week?


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  1. Happy Blogoversary in advance! Congrats on the followers!

    Those are some great books you've got! Happy Reading :)

  2. Wow! What a FABulous mailbox! Look at all of those wins, you lucky woman! :)

    I have Pompeii and The Hypnotist in my review pile (I'm not certain where they are in the lineup, since I read in the order I receive them). I read The Keep some time ago; I'm pretty certain I liked it. The NEW Mortal Instruments series book is out, and I'll be buying it this week for my Not-So-Bebe Girl Autumn (we love that series).

    Happy almost-blogoversary! Email me and I'll contribute to your giveaway! (I know what it's like to want to host a BIG giveaway with a thirsty wallet!) :)


  3. I really want to read Harbors and the Monster Dogs one sounds really good too..

  4. Fabulous mailbox! I read Merlin's Harp years ago - I remember liking it very much. I also have the Susan Carroll book in my huge TBR pile. :) Enjoy your books!

    Diana @ Book of Secrets

  5. Oh looks like you have loads going on and got some amazing books too! :)

    Do hope you have a wonderful week. And soooo cool to have a publisher offering books to give away. :)

  6. Misha--thank you!

    Julie--thanks, girl!

    Ryan--I know! I remember seeing the Monster Dogs book on a blog last year and I was intrigued. It really sounds like an interesting premise.

    Diana--Thanks! Any Arthurian themed book usually doesn't go wrong with me.

    Mel--Thanks! I know. Nicole rocks for donating the books for it. =O)

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