Monday, August 29, 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 by The Sunday Salon.

We're back at the start of another week and first I'm going to share with you my wrap-up from the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, which was hosted by On a Book Bender.  I ended up reading 3.5 books...a first for me in any read-a-thon! Woot!

Final stats:

  • Total Books Read: 3.5
  • Total Pages Read: 1181
  • Books Read Since Last Update: 2
  • Pages Read since last update: 301
  • Total time read: 51 hours
  • What I read: Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie, 1/2 of Captivity by Deborah Noyes, The Egyptian by Layton Green, and The Summoner by Layton Green

The BBAW long lists came out today and I made it for Best Historical Fiction blog. Once again, I have to thank those who were kind enough to nominate me. I'm truly honored!


My new horror blog, Castle Macabre, is taking off nicely and I've decided to host a launch/kick-off event and giveaway for all of September. So far, I will be participating in September Zombies, hosted by vvb32 Reads and a tour with awesome novelist Scott Nicholson. I have some other irons in the fire. There may be another tour participation and I'm going to be reviewing some great horror fiction and, of course, I will host a giveaway myself. Also, Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings is kicking off the R.I.P. VI challenge, which starts September 1st, and I will be participating in the challenge from Castle Macabre (and my challenge blog). Be watching for my event announcement on Thursday HERE. Oh, and I created a new blog button over there (see above). You can pick one up in the left sidebar. It's very spooky!

My friends Kate and Ashley at Back of the Book Reviews kick off their month long read-a-thon and Extravaganza this Thursday! It all will run from September 1-30.  The Extravaganza is in celebration of their awesome first six months of blogging and will have daily interviews, guest posts and giveaways, and a grand prize competition and the read-a-thon is just for fun. Wow! A month long read-a-thon...I'm totally up for that. =O) For all the details and to sign-up for the read-a-thon, visit their blog HERE. Extravaganza schedule HERE.


A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich...catching up on a read-a-long
Captivity by Deborah Noyes...reading third section for TuesBookTalk
Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys
Dante's Journey by JC Marino...I'm FINALLY going to finish this one!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour.  This month's host is Staci at Life in the Thumb  (want to read a book description?  Clicking the book covers will take you to the book's page on Amazon)

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How to Improve Your Life (signed) by Raymond H. Scudder...from Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Boyfriend from Hell (signed) by E. Van Lowe...from Donna at Book Lover's Hideaway

A tiny mailbox for me this week! I hope you all have a wonderful reading week. =O)


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  1. Great mailbox and congrats on your making the list!

  2. Congrats on reading as much as you did! :) Hosting a read-a-thon is a lot of work, and I'm sure that probably takes away some reading time. I'll be sure to check back for your read-a-thon in October! :)

  3. Woo hoo, congratulations on your nomination!!

  4. Congrats on the nomination!!! Enjoy your books!!

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