Tuesday, April 24, 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 by The Sunday Salon.

I'm spending a lot of time over at Castle Macabre this week, as I'm hosting the Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon from over there this week.  You can still join us.  You're welcome to sign in for the read-a-thon all the way up until Friday night (11:59pm CST).  Go HERE and check it out.  Would love to have you join us!

What I'm reading for the read-a-thon:

My scary titles:
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
Decayed Etchings by Brandon Ford
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales

Other titles:
Bleak House by Dickens (playing read-a-long catch-up)
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor (still trying to finish)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (last 70 or so pages for TuesBookTalk)
Never Say Sorry by Rose Edmunds
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Tonight I'm going to work on catching up on A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin.  Going to burn the midnight oil!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Cindy's Love of Books.
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Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones...from Simon and Schuster

The Taker by Alma Katsu...from Wunderkind PR

As I mentioned during the 24 hour read-a-thon, I really hit the jackpot at this sale.  I nabbed a bunch of series books that I was missing copies of, not to mention snagging some other really great stand-alones!

Night Road by Kristin Hannah
The Raven by Peter Landesman
Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness by Sheila Kohler
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Small Island by Andrea Levy
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
A Terrible Beauty by Graham Masterton
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (Seven Realms #1)
Shadowland by Alyson Noel (The Immortals, Book 3)
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2)
Frostbite by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy, Book 2)
Specials by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies #3) I completed the set and they all match! Woot!
Burned by Ellen Hopkins (Burned #1)

My First Cat: Writers and Artists Remember

These two dvds were a dollar each! Brand new! Can you believe it?  And "1408" came with an audio book CD with three unfiltered tales from Stephen King's Blood and Smoke!



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  1. very nice list!

    My First Cat sounds interesting, just may pick it up.

  2. Blood and Chocolate is good but the book is SO much better. Have you read it?

  3. Oh, my gosh! You did GREAT at your library sale! I HAVE to go to our next one! I really really liked Night Road; we have all of the Mortal Instruments series books and love them as well. A Terrible Beauty was a bit difficult to get into right at first, but it soon pulled me in! What a great haul! Enjoy your reading week!

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