Monday, September 17, 2012

TTBA Weekly News/Mailbox Monday

This feature was inspired by It's Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and also by The Sunday Salon.

It sure has been a busy Fall so far, even if it's not officially Fall until Saturday, but a girl can dream, right?  We had the wonderful BBAW last week and that was a fine kick off to the Fall reading season.  I've decided to change my weekly news post up a bit by putting what I'm reading first and then share news and events with you after.  After all, it is all about the reading!

What I'm reading/have been reading....

Currently reading
It by Stephen King (for behind!)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Wallace's read-a-long)
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Fanda's read-a-long)
The Gunslinger by Stephen King (my EPIC Dark Tower read-a-long at The Stephen King Challenge-see below)
The Gilded Lily by Deborah Swift (book tour)
The Passage by Justin Cronin (TuesBookTalk read-a-longs)

Recently read
Jane by Robin Maxwell (review)
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle (review)

Reviews coming up
Breed by Chase Novak (at Castle Macabre)
The Gilded Lily by Deborah Swift (here on Wednesday)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Cider House Rules by John Irving

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

It's still not too late to join us for the EPIC Dark Tower Read-a-Long.  We just finished the second chapter in The Gunslinger.  Detailed reading schedule is posted at the Stephen King Challenge blog.  We're reading the entire Dark Tower series from September this year through July 2013! You can check out the details and sign up at the dedicated blog HERE.

The sign-up for the FrightFall Read-a-Thon has been posted over at Seasons of Reading.  Check out this POST for all the details and to sign-up.  Only a couple more weeks to go!

Coming in October to Castle Macabre...Season of the Witch! If you are interested in participating by writing a guest post or, if you're an author, and you'd like to donate a book for a giveaway or share a guest post or spotlight your book, let me know.  The focus is going to be witches so I introduced the Witchy Mini-Reading Challenge.  Full details and sign up are HERE.

Yes, I'm doing Bloggiesta (Sept. 28-30) again.  Here's the details from There's a Book:
  • to spend time that weekend (as much or as little as your schedule allows) working on your blog
  • to create a to do list to share on your blog and link up with other participants
  • to hopefully participant in several mini challenges and learn something new
  • to connect with other participants through blog hopping or twitter
  • to make new blogging friends!
  • to come away at the end of the three days with a spiffed up blog!
I'm going to (hopefully) back up my main blogs, work on my library blog, and work on getting the FrightFall Read-a-Thon organized over at Seasons of Reading.  Full details and sign up HERE.

October 13! Yup, participating...even though it's my birthday weekend and I'll be gone part of the day celebrating with my family and going to movies and my monthly library sale.  The Southern Festival of Books is that weekend as well, but I'm thinking about going on Sunday.  Decisions, decisions! Find out info and sign up for the 24 Hour read-a-thon HERE.

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

BookBox: embed book widget, share book list

Commedia Della Morte by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro...from Fantasy Literature

Rubies of the Viper by Martha Marks...from Judith Starkston

Spartacus the Gladiator by Ben Kane...from Historical Boys (C.W. Gortner)

From Holly at Bippity Boppity Book (Partial to the Past giveaway):
The Second Empress by Michelle Moran
The Eagle and the Raven by Pauline Gedge
Outlaw: A Novel of Robin Hood by Angus Donald

The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd

The Gilded Lily by Deborah Swift

Whirlpool: A Novel of Niagara Falls by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

The Demoness of Waking Dreams by Stephanie Chong
Edge of Oblivion: A Night Prowler Novel by J.T. Geissinger

The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger
Spirit Bound: A Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead
The Moonlit Earth by Christopher Rice
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Affinity by Sarah Waters
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
The School of Night by Louis Bayard


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  1. Wow, you've got a lot on your plate. Best of luck with all of that.

    I wish I could join the read-a-thon, but my timing sucks. I'll keep my eyes open for the next one, as long as it is in December or later. :-)

    1. My winter read-a-thon is in January. Hope you will join us. =O)

  2. I'm glad you're participating in the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon! I'll be here cheering you on! :) (And participating myself, of course.)

  3. I am awed by your ability to keep track of all of those books you're reading at once!

    1. Wow on your mailbox...I love the BookBox feature too.


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