Monday, October 15, 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 also by The Sunday Salon.

New format for TTBA Weekly News.  I've seen this used by Lisa at Lit and Life and Tobe at Wading Through the Ocean of Life so I thought I would give it a go.  I changed it up a bit to suit my style. =O)

Listening To:  I checked out three Christmas CDs at the library, Carole King "A Holiday Carole," Scott Weiland "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and Amy Grant "The Christmas Collection" plus I bought two at the library sale a couple of weeks ago, Peter Kater "Xmas Ecstasy" and Mary Chapin Carpenter "Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas."  I also picked up System of a Down "Hypnotize" at the library sale on Saturday.

Book finished: Oxford Whispers by Marion Croslydon

Reading: The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King, The Passage by Justin Cronin, Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman.

On the Nightstand:  The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman and possibly a couple other witchy books for my Season of the Witch challenge at Castle Macabre.  The Home by Scott Nicholson

Watching: What don't I watch?  LOL! There are so many great shows on right now.  Loved the Season 3 premiere of "The Walking Dead" last night.  On the movie front, I saw "Sinister" over the weekend and it scared the beJesus out of me! I'm going to review it on Castle Macabre this week.  A definite must-see.  Another must-see that I saw last night..."Brave."  What a wonderful movie!

Making: Nothing crafty at the moment, but I am making a list of what I need to get done.  I have to plan for Sit Down and Write 2 in November and get my novel plans in order for NaNoWriMo.  Yes, I think I may take the plunge again. *face palm*

Grateful for:  What a wonderful birthday I had thanks to my family.  And for all the well-wishes I received here and over on Facebook.

Looking forward to: getting my house in order so I can start decorating for Christmas in November.

Picture:  These are the gifts my sister sent me for my birthday.  Two porcelain Harlequin dolls, one with a Christmas outfit and the other with Halloween.  Also, an old tea tin with a historical image and a TY ghost Beanie Baby named Sheets.  So sweet of her!


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is being hosted at the Mailbox Monday blog this month.   (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to view the book(s) on Amazon)

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BookBox: embed book widget, share book list

Bella Fortuna by Rosanna Chiofalo...from Booktrib

To Die For by Sandra Byrd
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus by Candace Jane Kringle
25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever by Ace Collins
The White Witch by Janet Graber
Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings
The Sound of Paper:  Starting from Scratch by Julia Cameron
Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches
The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Stephanie Barron
A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron
Mrs. Shakespeare: The Complete Works by Robert Nye
The Green Age of Asher Witherow by M. Allen Cunningham
The Heretic's Wife by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson
The Place of Truth (Stone of Light 4) by Christine Jacq
Desiree by Annemarie Selinko
In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield
No Will But His: A Novel of Kathryn Howard by Sarah A. Hoyt
Deception's Daughter by Cordelia Frances Biddle
Certain Poor Shepherds: A Christmas Tale by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
Fragile Beasts by Tawni O'Dell
The Nude by Dorothy McFalls
Esther's Gift by Jan Karon
The Mitford Snowmen by Jan Karon



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  1. Such a massive haul of such a wonderful mix of reads. Enjoy them all.

  2. It looks like you had a fabulous week. Happy birthday a little late!

  3. Many great books waiting for you to read! Enjoy!

    I love The Walking Dead, but I haven't seen the season premiere yet. It's on my TiVo. Like you, I watch alot of TV. LOL

  4. Wow, you have a bonanza of gifts! Love the books...and those dolls. Happy belated birthday!

    You've got a great Halloween theme going on here.

    And you're getting ready for Christmas, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I bet the Mary Chapin Carpenter CD is good, I love her music from the early 90s.

    I'm in awe with the amount of books you have, I wonder if you will ever have the time to read them all.

    Have a great week Kiddo!

  6. Wow....what a stack of books. They all look great. ENJOY!!!

    LOVE YOUR HEADER and your Halloween side panels.

    Silver's Reviews

  7. Friend me on nanowrimo if you haven't yet. I'm busy91 then. I think we hooked up already, but just in case. I'm plunging back in this year too. I tried to do it the past 2 or 3 years, but couldn't get going. I'm ready this year.

    Also I was going to say "Christmas Music already". But I have downloaded 2 Christmas audio books onto my itunes already. I haven't listened yet though. LOL!

  8. Scott Weiland doing a Christmas CD?? I cannot even imagine that - is it STP Christmas carols or more traditional?

    I totally missed your birthday - hope it was great!

  9. Omg, I LOVED Sinister. It scared the crap out of me! I told my fiance it was probably one of the scariest movies I've ever seen! And you already know, but I loved Brave too. :)

    YAY for Christmas music! I love it.

  10. Great books, though I'm still puzzling over Carole King, Amy Grant & System of a Down? LOL Eclectic mix!

  11. Christmas -yay. :-) And lots of new books. That'll keep you busy.
    Happy Reading.

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