Monday Mashup

It’s been a while since I’ve done a mashup- so I’m bringing it back!

#giveaways:

A Novel Review is giving away THE LAKE HOUSE by Marci Nault (! Day left to enter- so get those entries in there!)

#onlinebookclubnews

The Book Wheel and Love at First Book are still rocking on with their nonfiction pick for May. If nonfiction floats your boat- then there is still time to join in on the fun!

Traveling With T  (that’s me!) and Book-alicious Mama are working hard on getting RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA ready for June. Thanks to a special person, I hope to have blog buttons by June.  Plans for the hashtag #bookloversunite will be revealed on Friday.

Southern Lit Lovers on Goodreads are discussing Julie Kibler’s CALLING ME HOME. If you missed the chance to talk about it with me at She Reads- do stop by Goodreads.

My review of CALLING ME HOME by Julie Kibler.

#justgoodnews

The Book Wheel has started her own literary consulting company. Read her blog post for the details.

On Danna Pycher’s blog- I was given a lovely shout-out for my interview with Danna that posted on Friday. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

More good news for me: I won an autographed copy of TIME FLIES by Claire Cook– I don’t think I even need to explain how excited I was since TIME FLIES since it made my Beach Bag Reads list!

#books

I reviewed THE COTTAGE AT GLASS BEACH today. Beautiful cover, good book, mystery and intrigue- worth a read!

Do you like a little chill in your reading for the summer? Marybeth Whalen, co-creator of She Reads, has got a list of summer reads for you then! Looking over the list of A Little Chill in the Summer– I already have marked to read LIE STILL by Julia Heaberlin- looks like I have more to add!

I created a Book Signings board on Pinterest- go check it out- it’s every book signing that I’ve been to!

Last week was Bout of Books– here is how my week went with that!

LASTLY: Twitter chat with CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE, author of ORPHAN TRAIN  Thursday, May 23 at 8pmEST. Use #srchat to join in! It’ll be fun and fabulous!

My review of ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline

Bout of Books (overview of goals and analysis)

 

 

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From May 13-19th was Bout of Books- a week of reading and completing other book-ish goals. Being my first Bout of Books, I was a bit ambitious in my goals- maybe too ambitious as I’d forgotten about some things going on last week that could be potential distractors from the goals.

My goals for the week were:

My goals for Bout of Books 7.0 are the following:

Books I Plan to Read/Finish:

1. Oscar Wilde and Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandreth

2. Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman

3. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

4. The Guest Book by Erika Marks

5. 3rd Generation and Beyond by Danna Pycher

Other Book-ish things:

1. Post my review for The Glass Wives

2. Post reading schedule for Reconstructing Amelia for my 1st online book club beginning in June!

3. Post review for Oscar Wilde and Murders at Reading Gaol

4. Post interview with Danna Pycher

5. Update my Goodreads page

6. Tweet about Danna Pycher Twitter chat on May 22 #3gab ( thanks to Love at First Book)

7. Update my blog with reading challenge info, book blog tour info, and other things.

8. Attend The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee book signing!

 

Last Wed I updated my goal process- here it is:

My goals for my first Bout of Books (still going on my friends!) were not super lofty. Read a bit more. Write a bit more. Do some things to my blog. Update my Goodreads page. You know just normal things.

So today’s Wednesday- let’s see how my Monday and Tuesday have shaped up goal-wise!

Monday:

Went to The Cherry Cola Book Club signing as planned- check!

Finished Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandreth- check!

Not too bad- 2 goals finished!

 

Tuesday:

Posted my review of The Glass Wives- check!

Posted my review of Oscar Wilde-check!

Finished Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman-check!

Made 2 minor additions to my blog- check!

And holy heck, updated my Goodreads page- reviews, books for TBR, and more- CHECK!

Tuesday was a good day!

Wednesday (so far)

Read about 30 more pages in The Other Typist. *Wednesday is not looking good so far- darn Tuesday for being so productive!

 

Here’s the final update as the week went to heck in a handbasket- and yet, I still completed many things!

Monday:

Went to The Cherry Cola Book Club signing as planned- check!

Finished Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandreth- check!

Not too bad- 2 goals finished!

 

Tuesday:

Posted my review of The Glass Wives- check!

Posted my review of Oscar Wilde-check!

Finished Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman-check!

Made 2 minor additions to my blog- check!

And holy heck, updated my Goodreads page- reviews, books for TBR, and more- CHECK!

Tuesday was a good day!

 

Wednesday

Read about 30 more pages in The Other Typist. *Wednesday is not looking good so far- darn Tuesday for being so productive!

Began reading The Cottage at Glass Beach (not in my original goal post)

Thursday

More reading of The Other Typist, The Cottage At Glass Beach.

Wrote blog post and interview with Danna Pycher

Updated blog.

Friday

Wrote blog post about Ashton Lee book signing.

Posted Reconstructing Amelia reading schedule.

Saturday

Not 1 drop of productivity

Sunday

Finished The Cottage at Glass Beach

Wrote review for The Cottage at Glass Beach

Updated my Pinterest reading boards: The TBR List That Ate An Entire Town, , Book Signings, and Beach Bag Reads 2013

Began Bad Publicity for this week’s blog tour

 

So.. all in all- while I did not complete every goal- I did add some that weren’t in the original post. I feel I had a pretty good book week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bout of Books Goals Completed (so far!)

BoB7.0-200x200-old My goals for my first Bout of Books (still going on my friends!) were not super lofty. Read a bit more. Write a bit more. Do some things to my blog. Update my Goodreads page. You know just normal things.

So today’s Wednesday- let’s see how my Monday and Tuesday have shaped up goal-wise!

Monday:

Went to The Cherry Cola Book Club signing as planned- check!

Finished Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandreth- check!

Not too bad- 2 goals finished!

 

Tuesday:

Posted my review of The Glass Wives- check!

Posted my review of Oscar Wilde-check!

Finished Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman-check!

Made 2 minor additions to my blog- check!

And holy heck, updated my Goodreads page- reviews, books for TBR, and more- CHECK!

Tuesday was a good day!

Wednesday (so far)

Read about 30 more pages in The Other Typist. *Wednesday is not looking good so far- darn Tuesday for being so productive!

 

 

Bout of Books Goals!

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My goals for Bout of Books 7.0 are the following:

Books I Plan to Read/Finish:

1. Oscar Wilde and Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandreth

2. Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman

3. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

4. The Guest Book by Erika Marks

5. 3rd Generation and Beyond by Danna Pycher

Other Book-ish things:

1. Post my review for The Glass Wives

2. Post reading schedule for Reconstructing Amelia for my 1st online book club beginning in June!

3. Post review for Oscar Wilde and Murders at Reading Gaol

4. Post interview with Danna Pycher

5. Update my Goodreads page

6. Tweet about Danna Pycher Twitter chat on May 22 #3gab ( thanks to Love at First Book)

7. Update my blog with reading challenge info, book blog tour info, and other things.

8. Attend The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee book signing!

Bout of Books 7.0

BoB7.0-200x200-oldThanks to Allison @ The Book Wheel, I found out about Bout of Books– so I’m joining in on the fun (like many others!)

Here’s the 411 on Bout of Books:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

So join in on the fun and let’s read May 13th-May 19th 🙂