Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Book News

Book News:
I have decided to participate in a Read-a-Thon. This is my first time and I am really excited. My kids are going to participate as well and mommy will give them lots of fun prizes for pages and books read. The dates are July 12-14. I plan to read, blog, sleep, work out, walk the dog and have fun!! Here is the link and the rules.

I have joined the Jane Austen NORTHHANGER ABBEY Readalong hosted by the blog
Reading with Tequila. It begins on July 16th. There is still time to pick up a copy of the book if you are interested.

Week 1 (July 16 - July 22): Chapters 1-9
Week 2 (July 23 - July 29): Chapters 10-15
Week 3 (July 30 - August 5): Chapters 16-23
Week 4 (August 6 - August 12): Chapters 24-31

Each weeks reading is approximately 50 pages.

I will be finishing Moby Dick the week of July 16th, and starting Northanger Abbey while roughing it at Tomahawk Boy Scout camp . Call me crazy!

I am pleased to announce the winner of my birthday contest is Lily Thorns. She has won a one-year subscription to Book Women magazine. It is packed full of women's words and books. Congratulations, Lily! You can check out Lily's blog here.


  1. I love NA but one thing you've got to keep in mind is that it's a farce. Austen's totally making fun of the whole gothic novel trope in Northanger. Some people don't get that and read it straight, and then don't like it. But if you know she's poking fun, I think you'll like it a lot. (I did!)

  2. That sounds like a lot of fun for you and the kids!! Good thinking including them. Enjoy!

  3. Thank you! I'm so excited I won. Here is my post: http://neverfadingwood.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-won-prize.html