Monday, May 21, 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 had quite an eventful week last week, which I will be revealing in this post (of course).  I participated in the Bout of Book 4.0 Read-a-Thon and didn't do too hot, but enjoyed it just the same.  I also participated in the Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers anniversary chat and scored several book wins.  I will outline the ones I've already received in Mailbox Monday below and the ones I receive in the mail in a later MM edition.

What's going on in my reading world....

The True Book Addict was one of the 15 finalists in the Goodreads Independent Book Blogger Awards in the adult fiction category.  It is truly an honor just to be a finalist! I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me.  I'd like to congratulate the winners and the other finalists too.  If you would like to see the winners and all the finalists, visit the Goodreads announcement post HERE.

My sons have their own blog! Inspired by Krista at Book Review Club and her kids' blog, Lollipops and Books, I thought it would be a great way to get my boys, who already like to read, to read more.  They were pretty excited when I told them they could have their own blog.  It's called G n R Book Club and they're getting ready to do the Metro Public Library's summer reading program so they'll have a lot to blog about soon.  You can check out their new blog HERE or click the image above.

The High Summer Read-a-Thon is coming July 16 - 22.  Mark your calendars! I'll be posting details and sign-up info soon.

If you're looking for another read-a-thon fix, check out the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon on June 20 - 24, hosted by Kindle Fever and My Shelf Confessions.  Of course, there is no doubt that I'll be participating!

What I've been reading....
Currently reading:
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham
Bleak House by Charles Dickens

To read before the month is out:
Jumble Tales by Steve Morris
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

Finished recently:
Carnage Road by Gregory Lamberson (REVIEW)
The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook by Christy Dorrity (REVIEW)

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Martha at Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.  (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to view the book(s) on Amazon)

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Please allow me to introduce you to Anne (named for Anne Rice and it's my middle name), my brand new Kindle Touch won from author of Titanic with Zombies, Richard Brown.  I am over the moon!

I also won:

The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan...from the author

Immortal Obsession by Denise K. Rago...from read-a-thon giveaway hosted by Erin at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain...from BookTrib

Surrender to the Roman (eBook) by M.K. Chester...from the author (RHFL chat giveaway)

El Rey:  A Novel of Renaissance Iberia (Kindle book) by Ginger Myrick...from the author (RHFL chat giveaway)

The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner...Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

Ten by Gretchen McNeil...from the lovely Kai at Fiction State of Mind

Outlining your Novel: Map your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland (partial purchase from B&N gift card won from M.J. Rose)

Unspent Time Omnibus by Graham Parke (Kindle book)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
The Sea of Monsters (PJ and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
Ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley
Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
Viriconium by W. John Harrison
The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night--Burton translation--Volumes V/VI

CD--The White Stripes--White Blood Cells ($2 at the library sale!)



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  1. Wow that is quite the haul! Congrats on all your wins! Definitely marking the calendar for the read-a-thon. Can't wait :)

  2. I like Mondays because that means I can make the rounds and see what books others are reading, have read, or will read.

    Just about to start Game of Thrones series myself--can't wait!--and Through the Looking Glass sounds is always a good read.

    Congrats on being a finalist the book blogger contest on Goodreads--that fiction category was fierce! I made it to top 15 in non-fiction, which had far fewer contestants.

    Enjoy your books :)

  3. Awesome haul! I loved Savita Kalhan's The Long Weekend and Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series so I hope you will enjoy them too! Good luck to your sons with their new blog. :)

  4. Wow, what a great win! Enjoy all of your new books and congratulations on being an IBBA finalist!!

  5. Congrats to your boys on having their own blog now--I will be keeping an eye out for their posts. :)

  6. I'm so proud of you for making the finalist list, you rock!

    I'm really excited to see what you think of The Affair at Styles. I've been slow on my Agatha Christie reading so far this year, because of Mary Roberts Rineahrt, but I have one review already. I also have two more ready to review and I bought another book today.

    I will definetly have to check out the boys' blog. What a cool idea. I don't think Aidan would be up for it. I have to get him signed up for fencing classes or I'm not going to hear the end of it.

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