Monday, November 26, 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.

I'm forgoing my normal weekly news post to share with you some news about some life changes I'm going through right now.  I don't normally get too personal on my blog, but I feel I need to share this because it may affect my presence in the coming weeks (months).  My husband and I are separating and myself and my sons are moving in with my mom because we're losing our apartment.  That means that I'm working on packing up my 3000+ books, plus all my other stuff.  We're moving this weekend and then I'll be going through the long process of unpacking and reshelving all my books once again.  All this during the holidays is particularly overwhelming.  It's a sad state of things, but it really has been a long time coming unfortunately.  I'm going to have to do some shifting of things.  I'm trying to stay positive so I'm going to keep trying to post for Sharing the Joy on my Christmas blog.  However, my ongoing read-a-long of Stephen King's Dark Tower series is going to have to be reconfigured so, if you're taking part in that, be watching for details over at the Stephen King Challenge blog.

What I'm reading....
  • I'm hoping to still be able to participate in the Les Miserables read-a-long, but I'm already behind on it.
  • I've been keeping up nicely with The Hobbit read-a-long.  Hopefully, I continue to.
  • Whirlpool by Eileen Hodgetts for review this week (Wednesday)
  • Merry Ex-Mas by Sheila Roberts for review this week (Friday)

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is being hosted by Bermuda Onion this month. 

Won from Kai at Fiction State of Mind....Zom-B by by Darren Shan, two awesome The Empire Strikes back bookmarks, and assorted other goodies.  Thanks again, Kai!

Won from C.W. Gortner on his blog Historical Boys...Sacred Treason by James Forrester

Won from vvb32 reads...Necronomicon--The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft



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  1. Sorry to hear about your troubles. My thoughts will be with you and for your family this holiday season.


  2. I'm so sorry for all you're going through ((hugs)). I'll keep you in my thoughts.

  3. Enjoy your mailbox reads.

    My mailbox and what I am reading are below.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    My It's Monday!! What are You Reading?

  4. My heart & prayers are so going out to you during this time. I can only imagine what you're going through, but I hope that there are some small joys that will transcend all the other stuff happening.

  5. Hoping that the changes you have going on will be smoother than expected. I know this is a tough time of year for people and I am sending you warm wishes. Good luck packing. :)

  6. You had some great wins! My son would be jealous of those bookmarks!

  7. Nice job keeping up with the Hobbit read a long. I wanted to do it and just didnt have time.

    I am so sorry for what you are going through in life right now. Stay strong. *hugs*

  8. I'm so sorry to hear your news...I hope that whatever happens is for the very best and takes you to where you are meant to be. (Wherever that might be!)

    I hope you'll be able to find some enjoyment and escape in your books!!

  9. "...non-binding PJ pants..." Had to chuckle at this, but you are so right. Loose fitting clothes are a must!

  10. Michelle, I'm very sorry to hear the news, but I hope somehow everything works out for the best for you and your family.

  11. My middle one loves Lovecraft - going to have to pick this one up for him.

  12. I'm sorry to hear your news. I do hope everything works out for the best for you and your boys.

  13. My thoughts are with you as you go through these tough times, and as you have to move all those books1

    I hope you still have a festive Christmas with your kids and family.

  14. I'm so behind in my blog reading and I hope that by now you are settled and doing well. I wish you and your sons are doing well.

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