Tuesday, December 13, 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.

Another week has went by and we are approaching the new year at a very fast rate! I still can't believe how fast this year has gone.  Remember when we were kids and Christmas seemed like it took forever to get here?  That sure isn't the case once we become busy adults.  Oh, to go back to those childhood days.  So, is everyone ready for Christmas?  I'm happy to say that I have my sons' gifts squared away, but I still have not decorated the apartment.  Yes, still slogging through the book organizing.  UGH!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my stop on the Songs of the Season music hop.  I'm sharing a favorite holiday tune by Enya.

I wrapped up the Bag of Bones read-a-long yesterday and watched the first part of the mini-series last night.  The movie is good so far, but quite different from the book, in my opinion.  You can read my final thoughts on the book at Castle Macabre.  I will also be posting my thoughts on the mini-series soon.

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge is in full swing.  You can still sign up and join us, there is no deadline for sign-up and it runs until January 6 so still plenty of time! You can find out the details and sign- up over at The Christmas Spirit HERE.

My annual season long event, Sharing the Joy, is going on now at The Christmas Spirit.  You can read all about what I have planned for the month at the INTRO POST.  I've already had some lovely guests so far and I have more scheduled, along with some giveaways! I'm still extending an invitation to any authors or bloggers who might like to contribute a guest post.  Please contact me at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom, if you're interested.  Would sure love to have you!

Save the date! My winter read-a-thon, A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon, is scheduled for January 23 -29, 2012.  I should have all the details and sign-up posted some time this week.

Last week:
--The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose (Enter Giveaway) (Review)
--Tumbleweed Christmas by Beverly Stowe McClure (Review)
--Bag of Bones by Stephen King (Review)
Currently reading:
--The Gift by Cecelia Ahern (TuesBookTalk)
--Writing Your Way by Julie Smith (Review on 12/14)
--Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
--The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: 101 Inspiring Ways to Enjoy Christmas by Candy Paull
Coming up:
--Still have much more Christmas reading going on from now throughout Christmas and beyond, including The Gingerbread Bump-Off by Livia J. Washburn, Next Christmas in Girouette by Michael Welch (both for review), and Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos (12/16 at Christmas Spirit).
Will begin end of week:
--Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan (review on Monday, 12/19)
--Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Jenny at Let Them Read Books (want to read a book description? Clicking the book covers will take you to the book's page on Amazon)
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a Dark Fantasy/Horror book prize pack from Butterfly-O-Meter Books
A few of the titles:
Bloodletter by Angel Haze
The Devil and Preston Black by Jason Jack Miller
Aberrant Endings by Jonathan Black

Damaged by Pamela Callow...from Lori at Psychotic State

Gods, Graves & Scholars: The Story of Archeology by C.W. Ceram
Arson by Estevan Vega

PURCHASED AT LIBRARY SALE (bag sale--all these for $10):
Fatal Revenant: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
Shadow Kiss: Vampire Academy #3 by Richelle Mead
The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
West of Here by Jonathan Evison
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell
Duchess: A Novel of Sarah Churchill
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas
Conqueror: Time's Tapestry Book 2 by Stephen Baxter



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  1. Wow, you are a busy gal! I've got Deliverance Dane to read and West of Here is on my list. Enjoy your new books!

  2. I am nowhere near ready for Christmas. Normally I'm finished with shopping by October or November. I'm just getting started. I don't feel the urgency to run out and spend my money. :-)

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