Monday, June 14, 2010

Winner - Lowcountry Summer by Dorthea Benton Frank

I only have one giveaway that was ending this week so I'm going to go ahead and announce it. Also stay tuned, I will put up some new giveaways this week.

Thanks for all the entries and comments, I do enjoy reading your comments.

Lowcountry Summer: A Plantation Novel

The winner of Lowcountry Summer by Dorthea Benton Frank is: 
Just Mom 

I have contacted Just Mom by email and will be getting the book out to her this week.

Huge TBR Readathon

I am a huge sucker for read-a-thons so when I saw that Bookworming in the 21st Century was hosting this one I had to join in.  The problem - I do have a huge tbr, but I also have review commitments and library books, so I am modifying slightly, and hoping this doesn't break the spirit of this read-a-thon.  This week I am going to try and read as many books from my library TBR pile as I can.  See it's a TBR pile and they need to get read and this will help me also get further along with my Library Reading Challenge as well.

Go check out Bookworming in the 21st Century's blog for more information, see other participants and join in yourself!
So what does my Library TBR look like?  

Here's what I hope to finish:
  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham - done - 6/14
  • Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (audiobook)
  • Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin
  • Confessions by Kate Brian
  • The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd: Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

And if I can get those finished then I would like to continue with:
  • Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Matchev
  • Untouchable by Kate Brian
  • The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
  • Big Girl by Danielle Steel
  • Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

So am I wrong to make the read-a-thon work for me?  I am going to get as much reading as I can done each day, but unfortunately I still have a 40-hour-a-week job and kids and hubby, so we'll see how it goes.  I started by actually taking a lunch hour today and reading, so we'll see if I can keep it up all week.  Good luck all!

What are you Reading Monday - June 14

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and join in!

Books Completed Last Week 
  • Don't Look Twice by Andrew Gross - review
  • Wayfarer by R.J. Anderson - review
  • Sins of the Mother by Victoria Christopher Murray - review 
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - review coming this week
Reading Now:
  • The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker (review)
  • Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (library, audiobook)
  • Dangerous by Diana Palmer (Kindle, review)
  • Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham (library)
  • I Love This Bar by Carolyn Brown
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
Summary -
Another good week - not as much reading done as we got a puppy.  Thankfully he is an outside dog so there is no training, but we have been spending lots of time playing and taking walks.  The kids are in heaven and I must admit I am smitten as well.  

It's summer here on the coast so I am going into summer reading mode.  I was taking off on Thursday afternoons to pick up my kids early, but I'm now thinking of coming in a few hours late on Monday and getting some sun time in and laying out means reading time.  I love summer!