Back in April, I joined in on a #readathon on Twitter organized by 24hourreadathon.com. I came into it late with no plan of what books I was going to read, snacks, what to do with the family so I wasn’t disturbed, a good night’s sleep before so I could stay awake for 24 hours, etc… I read 2 1/2 books. Some were reading graphic novels. Some were reading novels. Some were reading novellas. Some were reading a combination of these and other things. It was fun and it sort of jump started or re-jump started my desire and wish and want to read more this year.
I’m telling you all this so you can mark your calendars for October 21st. There is another 24 hour #readathon happening on Twitter and the more people reading and connecting, the better.
The sign-up isn’t up on their site, yet, but when it is, I’ll post here for any of you who might want to join in.
This is an idea I’ve been pondering for a while. It’s not about writing a book or changing the world. It’s about having fun, doing something I love (aside from writing), connecting with readers, bloggers, other authors who might enjoy it too.
I’m going to start a baking group called Books ‘n Baking. Sort of a take on Julie and Julia and sort of a take on an idea that a food blogger I follow is doing, but with my own spin. (No, we’re not going to bake our way through a Julia Child tome, I promise.)
The premise is, we take a cookbook (a general baking one) and bake our way through it for a year. One recipe a month. And then, we blog about it. The why, the what, etc… (more…)
I know I was supposed to post this yesterday. But, I am posting it now, so…
The winner of the tote bag and 3 books of their choice is:
Pam, I will be in contact soon to arrange the delivery of the presents.
Thanks to all who commented! You still have until 6pm tonight (Saturday, February 25th) for a chance to win a Keep Cup! Post is here…
Thank you all so much for participating and much thanks to Reading Between the Wines Book Club and As the Pages Turn for putting the blog hop and giveaway together!
The winners for my giveaway of the hop are:
$15 Amazon Gift Card and any one of my backlist titles: Danielle
$10 Barnes and Noble or Amazon Gift Card and any one ebook of your choice (up to $10): Anna Cade
$10 Starbucks Gift Card: Pam S.
Congrats to all of you and thank you all for participating.
I love to read but I haven’t been reading lately. I’m so focused on my writing that one slip up right now and my rising word count will crumble. I know this because it’s happened many times before. Readers are waiting for new books.
However, even though I’m not reading, I have been stockpiling my Nook and Kindle with books for future days where I will wake up, grab a blanket, curl up in the recliner with a cup of coffee, and do nothing all day but read.
I don’t buy books all the time. I don’t often by en masse either. There are weeks where I will and there are even more weeks where I won’t by any at all. And by ‘even more weeks’ I mean, months.
Here are the books I bought:
Belong to Me by Shayla Black (in print cause well, I love her books… she’s one of the rare authors I’ll still buy print for)
Wicked to Love by Shayla Black
The Blue Devil by Melynda Beth Andrews
Refired (Desires and Dreams) by A. ‘Jeeper’ Wade
The Dom Who Loved Me by Lexi Blake
A Little Harmless Pleasure by Melissa Schroeder
Best Man Worst Man by Stacy Gail
Bound by Honor by SE Jakes
Pricks and Pragmatism by J. L. Merrow
And I pre-ordered Five Ways Til Sunday, the 1st in Delilah Devlin’s new Delta Heat series
So, I’ve got some historical, some m/m, some spanking, some m/f…I can’t wait to dive into some of these! Well, all of these, but you know what I mean.There are Amazon links to those books on my Kindle and Barnes and Noble links to those on my Nook.
What books have you bought in recent weeks?